Is Botox Safe?

Botox can dramatically reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles without the downtime that comes with cosmetic surgery. This injectable has been widely used for years and is one of the most popular treatments at most med spas. However, is it safe? Here is what you need to know.

Botox Basics

Botox is an injectable that is made using a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is a substance that is produced by bacteria and can be dangerous if not handled correctly. However, when used in Botox injections that are administered by a trained provider, it can reduce the movement of muscles underneath the skin around the eyes and in between the eyebrows. In these areas, dynamic wrinkles—those caused by muscle movement crinkling the skin—are common. When the muscle activity is reduced by Botox, so is the appearance of wrinkles. These effects are localized to a small area in which the injections are made, and the treated area won’t feel numb.

Long-Term Results with Repeated Treatments

The results of your treatment will be noticeable about three to five days after your injection. The results last for about four months, but if you are diligent about getting Botox at regular intervals, you may find that your treatments begin to last longer. Since the muscles won’t be moving, they won’t be creating new creases in your skin.

Botox Safety Depends on the Provider

Botox is generally a safe treatment, but it has become so popular that some people buy unlicensed Botox and inject it without training, especially in private Botox parties and at unlicensed salons. Botox can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong person, so it is essential that you have it performed by the skilled staff at medical spa.

Don’t take chances with your Botox treatment. At the med spa at Maloney Plastic Surgery, you will receive skilled Botox injections by trained professionals who are monitored by our medical director. To schedule an appointment for Botox in Tucson, call (520) 298-2330.