Is botox safe or not?

Is botox safe or not?

lindagallardo  |  visitor  |  Ontario
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I have heard a lot about Botox cosmetic treatments. I know a lot of people are taking Botox injections for cosmetic treatment purposes. But my question is, are they really safe? How often can a person take such injections? I have wrinkles in my face and sometimes I think about taking this Botox injections. I visited a doctor at the cosmetic surgery clinic named Lakeview Surgery Centre in Barrie to talk about it. He suggested me to get opinions from those who have already done it and convince myself before doing it. He also suggested me to read an article on how often one can take botox injections, . As per the article, the frequency of injections can vary with persons. Everyone says they are good, but if someone share their personal experience with Botox injections, it could help me decide whether to take it or not.
Dr. surendra chawla  |  Basic member  |  New Delhi
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Hello linda

Thanks for your query regarding botox injection. It is absolutely safe injection for wrinkle correction if done by experienced person.its effect is temporary and wean off within 4-6 months. You may consult with patients to clear your query.
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore Stockholm
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Botox injections are safe if they are administered in the proper dilution and by experienced dermatologists or plastic surgeons. However, the effect is temporary lasting for 3-6 months or more. Repeat injections are required to maintain the results. If proper dilution is not used, then with repeat injections, pitted pin point depressions take place in the skin at the point of injections, due to dermal necrosis as a result of high concentration of the toxin.
We use, Khawaja's Threads with needles, if a permanant solution of wrinkles is required. These threads provide long lasting correction for 10 years or more. Partial absorption of these threads starts after 9 years. Result can last upto 15 years or more.
Centru Medical Dr. Mihalceanu  |  Basic member  |  Timisoara
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The botulinum toxin injections for wrinkle treatment are very safe when is done by experienced physician. This relax the muscle about 1 cm around the point of injection. The effect is temporary because this is neutralised in 4 - 6 months. Retreatment is not good to be performed faster than 3 months to avoid the development of antibodies that does Botulinum toxin ineffective.
Dr. med. Petra Berger  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Frankfurt am Main Zurich Palma de Mallorca
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hello dear,

you are getting a tiny dosage of btx in your skin and the underlying muscles, and not intravenously. it is absolutely safe. if you want to send me your pictures, i can suggest a treatment plan for you.

kind regards

dr petra berger
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Dott. Walter Chiara M.D.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Milano, Rimini, Rome Lugano
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Dear patient Botox is a neurotoxin that acts on peripheral nerve endings of the muscle to weaken it. The treatment is safe and approved by the scientific medical community. The treatment is done to smooth out the wrinkles of the forehead, glabella and eye area. Council always turn to to doctors who use a quality certificated and safe source. Sincerely Walter

Mathewsteve  |  visitor  |  Texas
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Botox is safe injection. But you have to hire the professional to inject them. If botox is not injected properly then side-effects are occuring. So, it is advisable to hire the experienced doctor.
Dr Karthik Ram  |  Basic member  |  Chennai
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Hi lindagallrdo
Greetings from chennai, plastic surgery. Botox is nothing but botulinum toxin that makes a muscle non reactive to a stimulus. The amount of toxin that is u
sed in cosmetic surgery is very less compared to toxic dose hence these are relatively safe. Overdosing can cause reduced expressiveness in face but it improves with time as effects wade off after 4 to 6 months. Since its effects wade off in a few months time, these injections need to be repeated every 6 to 8 depending on the response in an individual.and subsequent injections will work longer.
Dr Nello Rossi MD  |  Basic member  |  Internal Medicine  |  Phoenix
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Despite common knowledge, Botox injections generally do not cause negative side effects. Botox is a highly-used purified toxin that is injected to relax over-tense facial muscles. The effects usually last from 4-6 months.

Although it is usually safe, there is a wide variety of possible risks associated with Botox injections. Some of the negative side effects include fatigue, muscle stiffness after the procedure, eye irritation, headache, and dizziness. In rare cases, some patients experience extreme reactions like vision problems, difficulty breathing, heartbeat problems, and muscle weakness.

Although most of these symptoms are extremely unlikely to occur, it is important to always consider these possibilities before getting Botox injections. Talk to your dermatologist or plastic surgeon about risks, and search for a highly-experienced service provider to avoid possible mishaps.
Dr. Omar Fouda Neel  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Montreal, Laval
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Botox is safe. Be sure your injector is a board certified plastic surgeon. Results typically last 3 - 4 months.
Dr. Rodrigo Morales De la Cerda  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Mexico City
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Currently, the best treatment available for treating wrinkles in the upper third of the face is definitively Botox injection. It is a safe procedure that can be performed in the office with no downtime and with minimum discomfort for patients. Most patients need it administered twice to three times a year to maintain the result.
HE CLINIC FOR MEN  |  Basic member  |  Bangkok
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All medications have a risk but Botox has a remarkably safe history.
joshuamiller7602  |  visitor  |  Virginia
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Hi dear, i can understand your problem. As much as i know about BOTOX, it is trustworthy. However, i have found an article entitled " Does Botox really replenish skin?". Hope this could help you.
tinamathers6  |  visitor  |  T'ai-pei
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Doing skin rejuvenation process like botox all comes with certains risk. But having the right experts to do it lessens the risk greatly. It is so rare to find issues about botox. is a good source of botox answers.

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