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Is Botox Poisonous? 

Is Botox Poisonous? 

When it comes to safety concerns regarding professional Botox treatments, many are skeptical about the widely used substance that is commonly used to enhance beauty.

So, is Botox poisonous? The answer is more complex than you may think since the botulinum toxin used in Botox is considered poisonous and can be life threatening.

So why is it so commonly used, and what makes it okay and safe for routine cosmetic Botox injections?

Is Botox Poisonous? Understanding the Risks and Side Effects of Professional Botox Injections

If the main Ingredients in Botox derive from the potentially lethal toxin that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning, then how is it being used daily to help many achieve their beauty goals and reverse the signs of aging? It sounds dangerous, so is Botox poisonous?

Although botulinum toxin can be life threatening, the FDA has found that when administered in small doses by a master injector, it is safe for use in cosmetic treatments such as Botox. It’s been FDA approved for cosmetic use since 2002. Utilizing a specific strain of the toxin in this specific way allows the human body to easily metabolize the injectable in a safe, and non-poisonous manner.

While there are some serious risks possible, they are rare. Most people experience only minor swelling, redness, sensitivity, and / or bruising at the injection site, which is a normal reaction to a needle piercing the skin. Major side effects are so rare that between 1989 and 2003, only 36 serious adverse reactions were reported, six of which were likely to have been related to the health of the individual and not the Botox itself.

Ageless U Med Spa Is Here to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Botox Injections

If you’re considering professional Botox treatments to help you reach your goals, we’re here to help!

If you have questions or concerns you want addressed before you take the plunge and choose Botox like the millions of others who have gotten this beloved anti-aging treatment, give us a call today at 386-951-4161!

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