Can Botox Actually Cause Botulism?

by DrBanthia on September 19, 2012

With the popularity of Botox growing at a break-neck pace, safety concerns around the FDA Approved product should always be considered.  While Botox is derived from the neuro-toxin, there is little to no risk of botulism, when using Botox for cosmetic purposes.  While there are articles that have shown patients suffering from botulism-like symptoms following Botox injections, it is important to note the reason for the Botox injections.  While Botox is typically known for reducing unwanted lines and wrinkles, the injections are also used to treat excessive sweating and muscle spasms.  It is in these patients where a higher dose of Botox is necessary, leading to a higher risk of complications.

The Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at Reviance® Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center – San Jose ensure that Botox is administered safely delivering the desired results, with minimal risk.  With every Hollywood Star and Starlet receiving Botox injections lately, it is easy to overlook the potential side effects of the treatment.  It is important to always remember that Botox comes with potential risks and should be considered carefully.

What Risks Are Associated With “Discount” Botox Injections?

Botox is derived from the neuro-toxin Botulism and effectively weakens underlying muscles.  While this can produce amazing and more youthful appearances, it is important to target the muscles causing unwanted wrinkles and lines, so that the procedure will preserve the natural appearance and function of the face.  While the discounts at pop-up nail salons may be tempting, a simple lack of knowledge surrounding the underlying facial muscles can lead to disastrous results, and in very rare circumstances, fatal side effects.

Why Should I Choose Reviance® for my Botox Injections?

The Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons at Reviance® Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center – San Jose specialize in facial plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation.  Their years of training and education surrounding the underlying facial muscles and structures ensure that Botox injections can be done safely, effectively and produce the desired results.  With 43 muscles in the face, it is vital to be treated by a plastic surgeon you can trust when considering Botox injections to ensure the very best, more youthful appearance and avoid unwanted effects and complications.

Schedule a Free Consultation today to determine if Botox injections may be right for you.

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