How Safe is Botox®?

Botox Atlantic County

March 27, 2022


If you have been hesitant about getting Botox® because of safety concerns, you’re not alone. Although Botox® is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the US, people considering the procedure always have questions about the overall safety of the product. So how safe is Botox®?

At Cornerstone Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, our highly skilled team has considerable experience performing Botox® treatment and consistently provides natural-looking results.


Botox® Cosmetic 

Botox® Cosmetic targets dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that form due to the repeated movement of the facial muscles. Dynamic wrinkles include forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

Botox® is the most well-known brand of botulinum toxin type A. It is made by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Botox® is a neurotoxin, which means it works by preventing the nerve signaling process that causes the muscles to contract. This causes the facial muscles to relax and smooths the overlying skin, making wrinkles less noticeable. 

How Safe Is Botox? 

Questions concerning the safety of Botox® arise because it is made from botulinum toxin, which is the same toxin that causes botulism (a type of food poisoning). The good news is, Botox® is a purified form of botulinum toxin and is administered in safe, small doses. 

When Botox® is injected into the facial muscles it is used in minimal amounts, and there is a low risk of complications

Botox® underwent numerous clinical tests before gaining approval for cosmetic use and is one of the most extensively researched treatments of its kind. Over 500 peer-reviewed articles have been published in scientific and medical journals confirming the safety and efficacy of Botox®

Before Botox® received approval by the FDA in 2002 for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, it was used safely in ophthalmology to treat conditions such as crossed eyes and eyelid twitching. 

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Be Botox® Safe – Choose an Experienced Injector 

Botox® is an effective way to keep your face looking smooth and youthful. However, to get successful results, it is crucial to choose a licensed, experienced medical professional. Choosing an experienced injector is also the best way to ensure that your Botox® injections are prepared and administered safely, using the recommended FDA dosing.

When you choose Cornerstone Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured that your Botox® treatment will be performed by a medically qualified practitioner with the appropriate training and expertise. 

Are There Any Side Effects? 

As with any cosmetic treatment, there are possible side-effects with Botox®. The most common side-effects include temporary swelling and bruising at the injection site. Temporary facial drooping can also occur. 

Is Botox® Right for You? 

If you have moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles you would like to reduce, Botox® may be the right treatment for you. However, it’s essential to know all the potential risks and side-effects of Botox® before making your decision. Patients are usually advised not to receive Botox® when they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are looking for a minimally invasive way to turn back aging and rejuvenate your appearance, Botox® is an effective low-risk option.


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Are you ready to smooth away your forehead wrinkles with Botox®? Schedule a consultation with Cornerstone Plastic Surgery to learn more! 

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