How Safe Is Botox®?
Many patients are worried about the safety of Botox® when they learn you’re injecting a toxin into your body that blocks nerve signals. However, there is nothing to worry about. Botox® is FDA-approved, and completely safe when performed by an experienced technician. The dosage of botulinum toxin isn’t large enough to cause problems in your body, and any side effects are very rare.
Potential Botox® Side Effects?
As mentioned above, the potential side effects are extremely rare and most patients won’t experience any at all. Still, there is a very slight chance you could experience swelling or bruising around the injected site. Headaches have also been seen as a side effect, but on the off chance you experience any of these effects, they tend to go away in a few days.
Benefits of Botox®
A massive benefit of Botox® is that it’s proven to work. Science backs this up, and the act of blocking muscle contractions is shown to significantly reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Not only that, but Botox® treatments yield results that last for a very long time.
Aside from working well and delivering excellent anti-aging results, another benefit of Botox® is that it’s non-surgical. Thus, many patients see it as an alternative to a facelift.
Who is a Candidate for Botox®?
Generally speaking, the average healthy human with wrinkles or facial lines is a candidate for Botox®. However, there are certain portions of the population who are not suitable candidates. This includes pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with skin conditions in the target area, or anyone with muscular/nerve conditions.