Is Botox Safe?

Botox is one of the most sought after non-invasive cosmetic treatments around the world, because it successfully reduces wrinkles in the upper portion of the face. But despite its reputation as a wonder treatment,concerns are frequently raised about the safety of botox. 

Is Botox Safe?

Questions regarding the safety of botox often arise because the drug is made from the bacterium that causes botulism, which is a type of food poisoning.However, botox used for reducing wrinkles is a purified protein that is given in tiny doses,so it is very safe.   Also, research has shown that botox can be used in both the short and long term without serious complications.

When botox is injected into the specific facial muscle, it inhibits the release of chemical signals from the nerves, and temporarily prevents muscle contraction. This causes the muscles to relax, so the wrinkles become softer and less visible over time.  Botox injections start working a few days after treatment, and the effects last approximately 3-4 months.

When it comes to the safety of botox, it is also vital to consider the experience and qualifications of the provider, because botox can be harmful if administered incorrectly. To ensure safety, patients should only receive botox injections from an experienced medical professional such as a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  These practitioners have the expertise needed to minimize complications.

Botox side-effects

Botox injections are generally well-tolerated, but some people may experience side-effects.  Common side-effects of botox include mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site.

Would you like to learn more about botox?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Wall Township, NJ area, Karolak Facial Plastic Surgeon is our featured practice.

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