Botox® has been used for over 20 years and is used worldwide in 78 countries. The safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
Adverse side effects may include muscle weakness, trouble breathing and speaking or swallowing and vision problems. More common side effects due to incorrect placement of the product include drooping of the brows, bruising and redness. Correct technique will minimise the risk of the treatment going wrong.
Botox® should only be administered by a trained and certified healthcare professional such as an aesthetic nurse, doctor or plastic surgeon. You should always make sure your Botox® is delivered in a clean and sterile environment such as a clinic. A physician with vast experience will know where to inject, how far to insert, and how many units of the toxin to pump to get the best results. You can also help to improve the chances of having great results with proper aftercare.