Botox® is arguably the most well-known injectable treatment in the world. Primarily, this injectable is used to tackle some of the obvious signs of aging in the face. When wrinkles and fine lines start to appear, an injection of Botox® will be able to sort them out. It has been around for many years, making it one of the most trustworthy and effective cosmetic treatments to date.
Naturally, there will be concerns when dealing with any sort of injectable treatment. Namely, is Botox® safe? This is the most frequently asked question we receive from candidates, so let’s clear things up.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® injections contain a product called botulinum toxin, which is the solution that gets injected precisely into your face. When this toxin is injected, it will disrupt the way that nerve signals pass between your brain and muscles. Specifically, it makes it harder for the brain to signal to the muscle to contract. This forces the muscle fibers into a state of relaxation, preventing them from making any slight movements.
Usually, Botox® is injected into areas of your face that are prone to form lines or wrinkles from facial expressions. For example, you can get wrinkles on your forehead from frowning too often. Botox® will target the muscles that make you frown, stopping them from contracting. In turn, this can reduce the appearance of wrinkles as your skin isn’t constantly folding while you frown.
How Safe is Botox®?
Adding toxins to your body is normally viewed as a negative thing – particularly if said toxin disrupts nerve signals. Yes, large doses of botulinum toxin can be dangerous and harmful. However, Botox® only contains a very small dosage of this toxin and it has been rigorously tested and approved for use by the FDA for decades.
In fact, very few people see any side effects at all from Botox® injections. Those that do will usually only experience mild headaches or some slight swelling or bruising. In the vast majority of candidates, Botox® won’t have a negative effect or cause any substantial nerve damage.
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Benefits of Botox®
As touched upon earlier, Botox® is super effective at tackling the signs of aging. It can do a fantastic job of ironing out wrinkles and stopping you from causing more wrinkles by limiting facial expressions. Additionally, the effects of Botox® can last for several months, making it an extremely long-lasting treatment for you to try.
Am I a Candidate for Botox®?
In most cases, you will be a candidate for Botox® if you are healthy and suffer from wrinkles or very deep lines on your face. With that being said, you should consult a doctor if you suffer from any underlying health conditions that could be triggered or impacted by botulinum toxin. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are also discouraged from getting this treatment.
The staff is great, and Trish is amazing!! I had never had Botox or fillers before, but after meeting and speaking with Trish, I was at ease. She did an amazing job on both my Botox and fillers! No bruising or swelling! I think and have been told I look 30 again! Will definitely be coming back and telling all my friends! Thanks so much for making me look younger and feel better about my appearance!!
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Ready to learn more about Botox®? Schedule your in-person consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.
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