young woman getting botox

Even though botulinum toxin can be life-threatening, it is quite safe in small doses — such as the doses used in the cosmetic application of Botox. Over the years, only 36 cases of side effects were reported to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It is possible for the botulinum toxin to spread around the body and cause botulism-like symptoms, although very rarely. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms hours and even weeks after the application:

• rash
• allergic reactions
• impaired vision
• headaches
• itching,
• neck stiffness
• back pain
• muscle stiffness or weakness
• shortness of breath
• difficulty swallowing

The safety of botulinum toxin used for cosmetic purposes is well-supported by many scientific studies. Deaths from Botox use have been reported, however, these procedures involved large amounts of Botox used for reconstructive purposes. Large doses like this are not typically used to treat wrinkles. Majority of risks related to cosmetic Botox are rare an easily localized.

  1. October 31, 2018

    Botox is actually the trade name for a substance injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement, and that can prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening. However, while it has been described as the most poisonous substance, it all comes down to purity and dose when used safely for cosmetic purposes. Botox injections are now one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and there are a plethora of celebs who are rumoured as swearing by youth-keeping injections.

  2. October 31, 2018

    I would never use botox, no matter how much wrinkles I had. People refuse to grow old naturally and gracefully nowadays. It might be “safe” to use but it is not healthy, think about it, what it’s made of, grouse.

  3. November 14, 2018

    It’s just a great writing! Although botulinum toxin is life-threatening, small doses such as those used in the application of Botox are considered safe. Still, the overall risk is minimal, and Botox is considered safe overall. You should always go to a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for Botox injections. Thank you so much and keep it up!

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