If you’ve done any research into Botox, you may have seen mixed reviews about whether it’s safe for long-term use.

Botox can be useful for many, especially those who are getting further into the aging process.

While there may be positives and negatives to the procedure, is Botox bad for you?

What Is Botox?

The top brand name for a cosmetic injectable made from botulinum toxin type A, Botox is a brand of injectable that helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

During day to day life, our muscles contract and begin to deepen lines in the face.

This is a treatment that helps stop the contractions of those muscles by allowing them to relax, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be used to help enhance the look of your lips in a procedure called a Botox lip flip.

Is Botox Bad for You?

While it can be true that Botox is unsafe in high doses, the amount of Botox given during the procedure is not enough to be harmful. With that being said, Botox could be harmful if you are allergic to any components of the serum.

Over a 24 year period, there were only 36 reported cases of adverse effects of Botox when used in a cosmetic setting. A little over half of those cases could have been a result of an underlying condition.

What to Look for When Identifying a Reaction?

Your specialist will go over any type of reaction that could result from Botox, but it is good to know ahead of time.

Side effects to look for that are minor and non-life threatening are chills, fever, headache, swelling, and / or pain around the injection site.

Want to Learn More About the Safety of Botox? Book a Consultation With Our Cosmetic Injection Specialists!

Having an answer to the question, “Is Botox bad for you?” is extremely important when making your final decision.

Here at Hagerstown Dermatology, it is important to us that you are completely comfortable with your treatment plan and feel that it’s safe.

Contact us today at 240-469-4835 to schedule a consultation with us, so we can put your mind at ease! Be sure to ask how you can save money on treatments with our current specials when you call!