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Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?

Every year, patients in the United States collectively receive over 4.5 million BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Despite its popularity and track record of success, many would-be patients still hesitate to use BOTOX® because of concerns over its safety.

Like every medical treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic does come with its share of potential complications, but the vast majority of these complications are minor. The risk of serious side effects is very small.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Complications

In general, complications arising from the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic are limited to:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Paralysis of the nearby muscles

Many patients are worried by certain reports of isolated deaths associated with BOTOX® treatment. However, no deaths have ever been linked to the use of BOTOX® as a cosmetic treatment. When you consider that over 4 million cosmetic injections are provided every year, this distinction becomes even more significant.

Determining Your Candidacy

One of the ways our plastic surgeons ensure their patients do not encounter any serious BOTOX® Cosmetic complications is by obtaining a thorough medical history and examination prior to treatment. Certain medical conditions may prevent you from being a good BOTOX® Cosmetic candidate, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Extra-thick skin
  • Hypertension
  • Infection
  • Motor neuropathy

As board-certified plastic surgeons, our doctors are careful to apply BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments in accordance with the highest safety standards and the best medical practices. They will not treat you with BOTOX® Cosmetic unless they believe you are an ideal candidate.

If you have further questions or concerns about the safety of BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with one of our doctors. We are dedicated to patient education and can answer any questions you have about this procedure.