Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?


Safety concerns over BOTOX® Cosmetic tend to be based on incomplete information or simple misunderstanding – much of which surrounds the active ingredient in these injections. BOTOX® Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein produced by the same bacteria that causes botulism. There is, however, no risk of botulism associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Side-effects from BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and generally little more than temporary skin irritation or mild discomfort at the injection site. In extremely rare cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic may result in difficulties breathing and swallowing, eyelid ptosis (sagging), and general muscle fatigue.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment in the United States. Tens of millions of men and women have received injections since its approval by the FDA and studies indicate that severe reactions occur in less than one percent of cases.

While safe and highly effective for most, BOTOX® Cosmetic is not right for everyone. During your initial consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey it can best be determined if this treatment is ideal for you.

To schedule your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation, please contact John J. Corey, MD today. We serve Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding areas of Arizona.