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Spooky Myths About Botox & Fillers

It’s Spooky Season! And while the myths surrounding Botox and fillers can be scary, the treatments themselves aren’t. Deciding if treatments are right for you can be difficult because of all the conflicting information and widespread misinformation. Club West Med Spa is here to dispel the most common misconceptions about injectable treatments.

If you are in the Midlothian, VA area and are interested in our Botox® and filler treatments, contact us at Club West Med Spa today!

The Lowdown on Botox® & Fillers

If you don’t know what Botox® and fillers are, there’s a greater chance that your idea of them is shaped by frightening myths you may have heard.

So what are they? Botox® and fillers are injectable treatments designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging. They work by filling out the areas with creases or sagging for a plumper appearance.

7 Common Myths About Injectables

1. Botox® is Toxic

It is widely believed that Botox® is derived from the toxin botulism, and therefore that it is toxic to the body. This is simply not the case. It is derived from a purified protein of the toxin but does not consist of the toxin itself. It is FDA-approved for a variety of uses, meaning it has been thoroughly researched and tested. This should give you peace of mind!

2. Fillers Make You Lose All Facial Expressions

When they think of Botox®, the “frozen” facial expression comes to mind for many. This is an idea perpetuated by the media and used as a caricature. Though the “frozen” look is possible, it is only caused by over-injecting. When you choose a trained professional to administer the filler, you don’t need to worry about this scary side effect.

3. Once You Get Filler, You’ll Have To Get it Forever

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Botox® and other injectable fillers are temporary treatments that dissolve over time. In fact, filler only lasts about three to four months; meaning, if you don’t want to continue with treatments, you don’t have to.

4. Botox is Addictive

There are no addictive elements in Botox®, filler, or any other injectables. The people you think may be addicted to fillers are likely just “addicted” to the dopamine release they feel after getting a procedure. It’s not possible to become addicted to filler–you’ll just love the way it makes you feel about yourself!

5. The Procedure is Painful

Receiving injectables is a relatively painless procedure. The majority of fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent, and your esthetician will apply a topical anesthetic before inserting the needle. Most people just feel a slight pinch, if anything at all. The pain level is often compared to that of a mosquito bite–that isn’t too scary, is it?

6. Fillers Make Wrinkles Worse

Many people believe that once you get filler, your wrinkles will come back looking worse than before. As the filler dissolves, your wrinkles will slowly return to the state they appeared before your treatment, but not worse. Fillers are temporary, so if you don’t want your wrinkles to reappear, you can obtain regular treatments.

7. Botox® is a Purely Aesthetic Treatment

In addition to being an aesthetic procedure, Botox® can actually help with certain medical conditions. In fact, it was first used in the 1970s as a treatment for strabismus, an eye condition. Patients who suffer from migraines, TMJ, neck spasms, hyperhidrosis, overactive bladder, and more have all found relief from injectable treatments.

Try Fillers at Club West Med Spa!

When you decide to begin injectable treatments at Club West Med Spa, leave your superstitions at the door. At our Midlothian, VA, office, we offer Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, and Voluma® injectables. If you are interested in fillers but aren’t sure which types are right for you, speak with one of our professionals at Club West Med Spa today. Our team is happy to help you feel your best!

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Reversing the Appearance of Skin Aging

We all want younger-looking skin, and we’ve all been bombarded with different methods of achieving it. With so many different treatments and products at your disposal, it can be overwhelming to figure out what works best for you. That’s why Club West Med Spa has outlined a comprehensive guide to reducing the appearance of skin aging. From skincare products and injectable treatments to lifestyle changes, we’re here to explain it all!

If you are in the Midlothian, VA area and are interested in our Botox® or other injectable treatments or are just looking to learn more about taking care of your skin, contact us at Club West Med Spa today!


Skincare is a crucial part of reducing the appearance of aging. Having a solid skincare routine with products tailored to your skin type will keep your skin hydrated, moisturized, and glowing.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is like magic for your skin. It is a naturally occurring substance that, when applied to your skin, greatly increases hydration. It can help make your skin look fuller and give you that youthful glow. Incorporate it into your skincare routine to keep your skin looking healthy. To learn more, read our last blog post!


The importance of SPF has probably been preached to you, but it’s for a good reason. SPF is essential for protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Some of those effects are premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation. It’s one of the easiest things you can do every day to protect yourself–trust us, your skin will thank you!


Stay Hydrated

Hydrated skin is happy skin! If you are dehydrated, your skin is one of the first giveaways. Your skin may appear dry or oily (if you have oily-prone skin), and your complexion will look dull and muted. To stay properly hydrated, you should be drinking around half an ounce to an ounce of water per pound you weigh. This will keep your skin looking plump and moisturized.

Sleep With a Silk Pillowcase

If you haven’t discovered the benefits of sleeping on silk yet, now is the time. You may not even realize it, but your regular cotton pillowcases are actually pretty rough on your skin. Silk is softer and therefore creates less friction and abrasion on your face. Replacing your cotton pillowcases with silk will give you a luxurious, high-end feeling while protecting your skin!

Eat a Balanced Diet

Did you know that the food you eat can be a cause of aging skin? Foods with high glycemic index, like sugars and simple carbs, are inflammatory to the body, speeding along the aging process. You definitely don’t need to give up on dessert forever–but finding joy in moderation is powerful.

Adding more healthy foods to your diet is more important than removing unhealthy foods. Here is a list of some anti-inflammatory foods to start adding to your meals. Maintaining a balanced diet and incorporating more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet will make you glow from the inside out!

Cut Down on Drinking and Smoking

Everyone has their vices, but the truth is, they are greatly damaging to your skin and your overall health. Alcohol is very dehydrating, and drinking regularly can cause long-term damage to your skin. Smoking is also incredibly detrimental to your skin’s health. It rapidly speeds up the aging process and can cause wrinkles and dullness. By cutting alcohol and cigarettes out of your life or enjoying them in moderation, you can save years of your life.

Botox® & Fillers

Injectable Fillers

Dermal Fillers are injectables intended to reduce wrinkles. They are injected underneath the skin and create volume that plumps up any dull or creased areas. Because they are so widespread today, fillers are more accessible than ever! They are a quick and efficient anti-aging treatment that is easy to keep up with.

At Club West Med Spa, we offer Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, and Voluma® injectables. Each one is a highly-rated treatment designed to create volume and reduce the appearance of aging. Not sure which one is right for you? Contact our team to learn more!

Visit Club West Med Spa

A visit to Club West Med Spa is an investment in yourself. Our team of professionals is committed to making you look and feel your best. Whether you are looking for injectable treatments or shopping for skincare, there’s no better place to be. If you live in or around Midlothian, VA, contact Club West Med Spa today!