Are Anti Wrinkle Injections Dangerous?

by Naruschka Henriques

Botox, which is the most popular anti wrinkle injection by a very strong margin, is a toxin and as such should be treated with respect, but it isn’t a high risk procedure at all. That is especially true when compared to more invasive cosmetic surgery alternatives.

The botox chemical is the same one that causes botulism, which is a form of food poisoning but the doses involved in anti wrinkle injection therapies are minute and there is no realistic way you can get botulism from botox treatments. Literally millions of people have the injections every year. They are used to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and also for non-cosmetic medical purposes.

However, there are possible side effects. At botonics we are up-front about any potential problems you might experience and will fully discuss them before you make the decision to go ahead with the treatment. That goes for anti wrinkle injections and any of the other procedures we offer. Botox side effects can include flu-like symptoms and pain or redness around the site of the injection. Unpleasant and unwanted effects usually don’t last long if they do actually occur.

There are other types of anti wrinkle injection. Dermal fillers, for example, work by directly plumping out facial lines and wrinkles. Modern dermal filling injections are safe and the risk of allergic reaction that was present in older substances used for dermal filling has been drastically reduced. A range of different options are available at botonics, and we’re happy to discuss the pros and cons of any or all of them with you.

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