The Truth About Botox Treaments

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Ella Fedonenko

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Botox. From waiting room discussions to talk show commentary, people love to talk about the procedure, whether or not they have actually received it.

Unfortunately, all too often, the assumptions are incorrect, leading people to faulty conclusions about this medical and cosmetic injection that has been helpful to so many.

Thankfully, research is not silent about the risks or benefits of Botox treatments. In fact, research shows that Botox is a low risk cosmetic procedure.

Patients looking to receive Botox in Los Angeles should consider these 3 important insights:
1. Botox has a very good side effect profile.
In an age when nearly every medical procedure is accompanied by a list of intimidating side effects, the fact that Botox is relatively harmless is impressive. According to an article in JAMA Dermatology, side effects including bruising or skin discoloration occur in less than 1 percent of cases. This is a far cry from side effects of other commonly practiced procedures.
2. Botox remains a safer alternative to facelift.
Facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery requiring general anesthesia. Sometimes facelift requires removal of excess skin. At other times, it requires a specialized type of draping of the skin. As recently as in 2011, facelift was the most popular aesthetic surgery in the United States. Though facelift can be performed safely and effectively, Botox can accomplish many of the same objectives without placing the patient at unnecessary risk.
3. Botox should be administered by an experienced provider.
It should be noted that statistics for achieving successful results improve when patients do their homework and choose a qualified, board-certified provider. Doing careful research before choosing a Los Angeles Botox provider will ensure great results you deserve.