Is Botox Safe?


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If performed by a board certified dermatologist, Botox injections are safe for most people. However, people with neuromuscular disorders or motor neuropathy should not get this procedure. Similarly, doctors advise against pregnant or breastfeeding women having the procedure done because it is not known how it may affect the baby.

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After getting a Botox injection, some people may experience side effects, which include bruising or headaches. Some signs that the injection procedure was performed incorrectly and that the medication shifted to other tissue areas are a droopy eyelid and crookedness of the mouth or eyebrow.

Although the occurrence of Botox spreading to other areas of the body can be unlikely, some symptoms that this is occurring are problems with vision and trouble breathing or swallowing.

Botox injections contain medications that uses botulinum toxins to temporarily paralyze muscles. Botulinum toxin is made from the bacterium that causes botulism. Botox injections are useful for both cosmetic and medical purposes. As a cosmetic procedure, Botox is beneficial for facial wrinkles.

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