Is Botox Safe?

Is Botox Safe?

Botox is the world’s most trusted injectable. It has been around for decades and has only gained popularity since. Botox for wrinkle reduction is highly sought-after for many reasons. The procedure can produce near-instant results with a simple in-office visit. There’s no need for any downtime with the injectable, and patients can see lasting results for upwards of 4-6 months.

With millions of men and women using the product annually, you can probably trust Botox too. At Laser Skin Care Center, our skilled injector specialists routinely perform Botox for a variety of age-related concerns. Today, we’ll take a closer look at how you can ensure optimal safety and efficacy with Botox.

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Of course, you want natural-looking results, but there’s another reason to go with a skilled Botox-certified injector. Botox is a neurotoxin that works to temporarily relax muscles that cause unwanted wrinkles. If injected incorrectly, the neurotoxin can have an adverse effect on the surrounding tissue. 

Worse yet, the effects of Botox can not be reversed once injected. Patients that get a bad Botox job will simply have to wait out the product, which can take 4-6 months. To avoid potential risks and complications, we suggest only having Botox done by a skilled injector.

Our team is well-versed in the precise depths and locations Botox can and should be used. Your injector specialist will assess your specific concerns and customize a treatment plan to meet your short and long-term goals. Botox consultations and treatment can be scheduled into a single in-office visit for your convenience.

What are the Risks Associated with Botox?

Overall, the risk is minimal with Botox. The most common side effects associated with Botox are temporary and short-lived. Depending on the treatment area and your body’s natural response to treatment, symptoms can last anywhere from several hours to several days.

You may experience none or a combination of the following at or around the injection site:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising (Rare)

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Makeup can generally be applied directly after treatment to minimize the appearance of post-treatment side effects. However, you should avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for up to 24-hours.

Less common side effects from Botox can include; headache, fever, and chills. Area-specific concerns around the eyes can be; drooping eyelids, uneven eyebrows, dry eyes, and/or excessive tearing. Again, these side effects are typically avoidable by opting for a skilled injector that knows what he or she is doing.

Is Botox Right for Me?

Botox is probably worth considering if you’re looking to visibly reduce signs of aging without risking going under the knife. Botox is safe and effective as needed, and many patients use it on a regular basis without any complications. Depending on your individual concerns and goals, your injector specialist may recommend Botox or suggest dermal fillers instead. They’ll speak with you about all of your options in-depth at the time of your initial consultation.

A friend recommended this practice. I went for fillers and botox. Super happy with the results and with the visit. Customer service is definitely a priority here. The office is clean, spacious and pretty. The reception and medical staff were efficient, nice and professional, answering all my questions and explaining everything. It took a few days to see my results. I look great and will definitely go back for other services.

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Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about Botox, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 997-1144. Laser Skin Care Center proudly serves the Long Beach, CA area and offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology services.

*Individual results may vary.

2020-01-27T13:42:12+00:00 January 28th, 2020|botox|

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