Is BOTOX® Safe for the Body?

Although rumors about BOTOX® circulate less frequently than they used to when BOTOX® was first introduced, they still need to be dispelled every so often. BOTOX® cosmetic treatmentis used by cosmetic surgeons to help smooth the lines of the face and give you a more youthful appearance. BOTOX® blocks the release of acetylcholine that causes muscles to contract, preventing wrinkles at the source. Approved since 1989 BOTOX®, was originally permitted for treatment of muscles spasms of the eye, called blepharospasms, which is uncontrollable twitching. After many such treatments, physicians noted that the frown line wrinkles between the eyes also grew less while the treatments lasted. BOTOX® soon became a cosmetic treatment to treat wrinkles and today is the most commonly requested cosmetic procedure with more than 4 million treatments per year. Although BOTOX® is a purified form of botulinum toxin; it is safe for the body when used for cosmetic purposes. As with all medical treatments, certain complications may arise. Some of the complications may include,

  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Unintended muscle relaxation

Complications like these are minimized when BOTOX® is administered by a trained cosmetic surgeon in an approved setting. So called BOTOX® parties are not regulated or approved and BOTOX® dosing at such parties may exceed FDA recommendations for cosmetic treatments. BOTOX® is a safe and effective treatment option enjoyed by millions of Americans every year. The few incidents related to BOTOX® are mostly related to other more intensive medical treatments and are very rarely associated with cosmetic uses. To find out more about BOTOX® treatment and how it can help remove years from your visage, please contact the Phoenix plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Angelchik today.

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