Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?

BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved for the treatment of frown lines in 2002. That first year, a modest 1.6 million people sought treatment. 17 years later and BOTOX® Cosmetic has been catapulted to the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States – with more than 7 million people receiving injections yearly.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe for most people. Some skin conditions or allergies may interfere with candidacy, but side effects and complications are rare. However, when performed by an unskilled injectionist, risks for complications increase greatly.

There are dozens of muscle groupings that combine to produce wrinkles in the face. When injections are uneven, heavy-handed, or otherwise poorly performed, drooping and other aesthetic consequences are possible. Worse still, severe complications including difficulties breathing, muscle stiffness, and paralysis are possible when BOTOX® Cosmetic is not injected properly. This is just one of the several reasons it makes sense to have your treatment performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.

If you live in or around Oklahoma City, Dr. Jayesh Panchal welcomes an opportunity to meet with you where he can listen to your concerns and provide you with honest information about all of your treatment options. Call Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 in Edmond or 405-310-6767 in Norman to schedule a consultation today.

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