Why Botox® Remains One Of The Safest Injectables On The Market

Botox®Globally, Botox® injections are one of the most popular procedures. In the U.S., millions of procedures are performed each year.

Despite their popularity, questions about Botox injections from their efficacy to their safety remain. Let’s take a moment to look at the safety of one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and how, since its approval to be used to eliminate wrinkles in 2002, it has remained one of the safest cosmetic injections out there.

How Do Botox Injections Remove Wrinkles? 

While other cosmetic injection procedures such as dermal fillers ‘fill in’ a wrinkle, Botox utilizes a purified protein to block nerve signals. By blocking muscle contractions, Botox smoothes the skin by eliminating one of the causes of wrinkles.

Botox Comes From the Botulism Toxin? 

Despite coming from the toxin that causes food poisoning illness, Botox injections are FDA-approved and have been for over 20 years. The FDA has found that, when used at the proper dosage and applied correctly, there have been no confirmed serious cases due to Botox use.

Botox May Not Be Right for You If… 

If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have certain neurological conditions, Botox injections may pose unnecessary risks of complications. Make sure you speak to a doctor or provider to uncover your risks during a thorough consultation.

Botox Side Effects

Though Botox is relatively safe, it is still a procedure. Common side effects are redness, bruising, and discomfort at the application site. However, these side effects are expected to wane and disappear with time. Serious side effects are found to be related to the spread of Botox to unintended areas. This typically happens due to application errors which is why it is vital to work with a trusted, experienced professional.

Work With Experienced Dr. Eric S. Schaffer

As noted, serious side effects happen due to poor injection methods either during errors in dosage or the application itself. Working with someone trusted and capable is a must.

Dr. Eric Schaffer is consistently recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in the San Antonio area. Dr. Schaffer is board-certified and trained at both Harvard and Yale medical schools. He seeks to understand your needs and is willing to take the time to explain.

If you’re looking to get a Botox injection or want more information, call our offices at 210-227-3223 to schedule an appointment.

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