Botox (botulinum toxin) is very safe and has been in common use. Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002. Since that time it has become the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States.
Like all drugs and medical procedures, side effects are possible so please speak with your physician. Side effects from Botox are rare. It is always prudent to review the BOTOX® injection side effects information so that any BOTOX® injection danger is known and understood.
Only your doctor can decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
Before starting treatment, ask your doctor if you:
- have any diseases that affect your nerves and muscles. These diseases may increase your chance of side effects with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
- are breastfeeding
- are planning to become pregnant soon.
- Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you:
- have an infection where BOTOX® Cosmetic will be injected
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic
- are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
People with neuromuscular disorders should consult with their physician carefully before having a BOTOX® injection treatment, as cardiovascular problems may arise.