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Is Botox Totally Safe?

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Reminds me of that famous Bill Clinton statement...it depends on what the meaning of is is...

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Yes botox is safe when infected properly by a trained physician...but as with anything in medicine, even a simple inert placebo, people can experience temporary issues...here they might include bruising or fleeting discomfort or possibly some muscle imbalance...but if you mean compared to seeing your manicurist, hair dresser or even your dentist...then the complication rate is about the same when botox is properly administered...so rest assured...it's the simplest, safest, most popular cosmetic intervention in the world...and continues with a wonderful track record on patients numbering in the millions...


Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Botox is safe when done properly

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Botox treatments are very safe when done properly by a trained physician.  There are side effects to anything, but if done properly the potential side effects from Botox are almost always worth it.  Find a great well trained physician who is board certified in a specialty that does Botox like Dermatology or Plastic Surgery, and ask some questions so you feel comfortable. 

Rebecca Baxt, MD
Paramus Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Botox safety

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Cosmetic Botox is safe, but does not come without some potential side effects and/or associated risks. It's best to see a well trained and experienced provider/injector to discuss your concerns over the safety of Botox injections.

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 130 reviews

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