Learning that Botox is a highly purified form of botulinum toxin may make some people wonder if the injectable can cause irreparable damage.
They may even ask their provider or search online for the answer to a very pressing question: Can you die from Botox?
The good news is that when administered in very small doses by a qualified injector, Botox is a safe, effective, and non-life-threatening treatment.
Continue reading to learn all about Botox, including potential side effects that you should be aware of.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a highly purified form of botulinum toxin type A that is used to smooth wrinkles and alleviate various medical conditions.
Can You Die from Botox?
Seeing as though Botox is derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium and is extremely toxic in larger doses, it’s not surprising that some patients want to know: Can you die from Botox?
When administered by a trained medical professional and in very small doses, Botox is a safe and nonlethal. It has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use since 2002 and is one of the most-trusted antiaging treatments in the world.
What Are the Possible Side Effects of Botox?
Although Botox injections of the cosmetic or therapeutic variety are unlikely to cause death, the treatment is not 100% risk free.
The most common Botox side effects are mild and temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
In the event of product migration, rare, yet more serious, complications are possible. They include:
- Muscle weakness
- Blurred vision
- Drooping eyelids
- Difficulty swallowing
- Speech problems
- Breathing difficulties
To limit your risk and maximize Botox benefits, always seek treatment from a qualified Botox injector in a medical setting.
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