Plano dermatologist breaks through myths when asked, "Is Botox Safe?"

If you are considering the safety of Botox as a treatment in Plano, it’s important to break down a wall of myths. The truth is Botox has been safely used for decades as a treatment for eye and esophageal spasms and other medical conditions.

A Northwestern University study published in the November 2014 issue of JAMA Dermatology found side effects occurred in less than 1 percent of Botox Cosmetic cases.

As with many other medications, Botox makes the headlines on the rare occasion that something goes wrong. The injectable medication itself is not risky; the provider makes all the difference.

Botox administration is very technique specific. As such, it’s important to select a specialist experienced with Botox, such as Dr. Bryan Selkin.

The safe and effective use of this wrinkle-smoothing product also depends on the following:
  • Proper storage
  • Correct dosing
  • Proper reconstitution into an injectable form
Since Dr. Selkin is a dermatologist experienced with injecting Botox and dermal fillers, he has all the handling and administration considerations covered. He is a Platinum level provider from Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox Cosmetic.

This proven and safe medication relaxes the muscles that cause crow’s feet and frown lines. If these facial muscles are relaxed, the skin doesn’t wrinkle. The area remains smooth. This effect is limited to the treated area and produces natural-looking outcomes. You can still make expressions; your face will not look frozen.

When you see those unfortunate photos of movie stars with frozen face, this is a telltale sign of Botox overuse. This is not necessarily a mistake. Some actors and actresses may want that look.

The Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery team wants you to be happy with your improved look. Notice how we said improved, not new. Botox treatment is not synonymous with a lack of movement, so you can continue to express yourself freely!

Dr. Selkin and his team can answer your question of "Is Botox Safe?" at greater length from their offices in Plano, McKinney, and Flower Mound. Call 972-985-9003 to schedule an appointment.

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