With over 15 million cosmetic, plastic surgeries happening every year in the United States alone, it’s incredibly fair to say that cosmetic surgeries are plentiful, but the question may linger: Are they safe? Specifically with BOTOX, seen everywhere and maybe your first association when you hear ‘plastic surgery’, many people wonder about the safety and general information about this facial cosmetic. If you’re one of them, keep reading!
What Is BOTOX?
Before talking about the safety of BOTOX, let’s go over just what it is exactly. BOTOX injections utilize a compound known as botulinum toxin, but don’t let that scare you, the amount used in cosmetic injections is nowhere near high enough levels to be lethal. What BOTOX does is utilize a drug derived from a toxin produced by a bacteria in order to impede nerve function. This allows for the smooth, youthful appearance associated with BOTOX!
If ‘toxin’ still has you fearful, rest easy, knowing that BOTOX is FDA approved!
What Are Some Common Uses For BOTOX?
Adding more credence to the idea that BOTOX is completely safe, let’s take a look at some of the non-cosmetic ways BOTOX is used:
- Chronic Migraines
- Hyperhidrosis, Or Excessive Sweating
- Contractions Which Are Accompanied With Cerebral Palsy
- Incontinence Or Overactive Bladder
- Lazy Eye Or Persistent Twitching
Some of these ailments are more serious than others, though all are disruptive to a person’s quality of living, ranging from minor inconveniences to major hindrances, all can benefit incredibly from BOTOX!
So Is BOTOX Safe?
Yes! With any procedure; however, there are always risks and complications so it is best to use an experienced, trusted doctor to both administer the injection and to also walk you through a consultation. However, when it concerns long term safety, there have been no long-term or life-threatening outcomes found from proper BOTOX use.
There are some side effects reported from redness and bruising which can be associated with the act of injecting all the way to a headache or a potential allergic reaction resulting in itchiness or a rash. This would all be explored with you once you establish a consultation and walk through the options and goals associated with BOTOX.
Have More Questions?
If you’re looking for a willingness to explain and hear your concerns while also having impeccable experience and results, look no further than the Cosmetique Cosmetic Surgery Center in Miami! Give us a call and let us know how we can help at 305-279-4700!