Health Questions, is Botox Safe?

Health Questions, is Botox Safe?

There are a number of misconceptions about Botox, how it works and where it comes from.  In a recent blog post by a Chicago dermatologist  some of those misconceptions are addressed.  One of the biggest rumors out there on the internet, according to the dermatologist in Chicago is that the treatment causes botulism.  That is completely false.  The botox that is used in treating wrinkles is injected into facial muscles.  You cannot contract botulism in this manner.

Botox is used every day in the offices of dermatologists around the country.  The treatments have proven not only to be safe, but also incredibly effective in the treatment of wrinkled skin.  The one safety issue that does occur with botox is when the injection treatments are not handled by a trained dermatologist.  There have been a number of reports that spas that claim to have dermatologists on site, actually perform the injections without the dermatologist being there.  This can be very dangerous for the patient.

If you insist on going to someone other than a dermatologist for botox injections, make sure that they are qualified or under the supervision of a dermatologist.