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When Botox first entered the aesthetic market 18 years ago, many people were concerned about injecting a neurotoxin into their faces.

Since then, Botox has proven to be one of the safest and most-trusted cosmetic treatments in the world.

However, some women and men are still hesitant about the treatment and want to know: Is Botox harmful?

In the hands of a skilled and experienced injector, Botox carries little to no risk and is not harmful. It’s actually extremely safe and offers a number of cosmetic as well as medical benefits.

Continue reading to learn more about Botox’s capabilities and benefits.

Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles?

While Botox is well-known for its ability to correct existing lines, it can also prevent new wrinkles from forming.

Over time, neurotoxin injections train muscles away from wrinkle-causing facial expressions.

You will get used to not engaging in certain movements, such as frowning, and will become more aware of making these expressions when Botox begins to wear off.

Will I Develop Wrinkles If I Stop Botox?

Many patients worry that if they choose to discontinue Botox injections, that they will develop a face full of wrinkles overnight. This simply isn’t true.

Even if you decide to stop, Botox will have weakened targeted muscles and slowed the formation of new wrinkles.

As such, it delays the aging process and makes you look younger than you would had you never had Botox in the first place.

Is Botox Harmful?

Because Botox is derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium, patients often wonder: Is Botox harmful?

To start, Botox has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use since 2002 and has a robust safety profile, with minimal risks and side effects.

In addition, when injected in small doses, as with neurotoxin injections, Botox is not harmful and can actually produce a number of beneficial outcomes.

These include wrinkle reduction, concealing a gummy smile, softening neck bands, lifting corners of the mouth, reducing hyperhidrosis, and weakening masseter muscles to create a narrower face shape.

Schedule an Appointment for Botox Today!

If you are contemplating Botox injections, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.

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