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How Safe Is Botox?

Are you interested in using Botox to smooth away your forehead wrinkles and lines – but you’re worried about potential side effects?

We’ve got the answers you’ve been searching for. Let’s take a closer look at Botox and its safety, including the most common Botox side effects.

Botox Is Safe!

Botox isn’t just safe; it’s actually approved by the FDA to treat forehead wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet. This FDA-approval means that Botox has been highly vetted and tested in years of clinical trials. In fact, Botox has been around since 1985 but wasn’t released to the general market until the late 90s, when it had successfully completed all clinical trials.

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Common Botox Side Effects

While Botox is safe, it does carry some risks for side effects. Some of them are common, while others may be a little more rare. Let’s take a look at some of those Botox side effects now:

  • It can cause slight bruising at the injection site
  • The injection site may feel tender to the touch
  • You may bleed at the injection site
  • You may experience flu-like symptoms
  • You may get a headache after your treatment
  • In rare cases, you may experience some facial drooping

In the rarest of cases, Botox side effects may cause clients to have breathing issues.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?

You’re a good candidate for Botox injections if you have moderate wrinkles and fine lines, especially on your forehead and around your eyes. Botox is also a good solution for people who have furrow lines (also known as frown lines) between their eyebrows. Finally, Botox is a great choice for younger individuals who want to use it as a preventative measure to stave off wrinkles and lines.

Botox is ideal for candidates who are 25 and older. 

” WOW! I went into my appointment with a negitive attitude. I have all of my cosmetic procedures done in Europe and have very high standards. Even though I came across skeptical, I was treated with patience and respect. I had PRP and Botox and am so impressed with the quality and results. It is so nice to have a doctor that knows what he’s doing!

Thank you!!!!! ” *

DD, Happy Patient


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about Botox and its side effects?

Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800. 

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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