AgingSkinNet Spotlight Article
Buying Botox® Online Poses Serious Health Risks
In these tough economic times, it can
be tempting to find bargains wherever you can and do it yourself
whenever possible. Dermatologists caution that this approach poses
serious health risks when it comes to cosmetic procedures. Botulinum
rejuvenation is one such procedure.
While it is sometimes possible to purchase botulinum toxin A online
without a medical license, the public should never attempt this.
Injecting botulinum toxin A in order to reduce the appearance of
wrinkles and frown lines requires in-depth medical knowledge and the
training that doctors (such as dermatologists and those in similar
medical specialties) receive. Without this knowledge and training,
the health risks are real. Cases of long-term muscle paralysis,
Bell’s palsy, and permanent eye damage have occurred.
When performed by a dermatologist or a doctor in a similar medical
specialty, botulinum rejuvenation can safely remove years from your
appearance. Without this expertise, this cosmetic procedure probably
will not deliver the results you expect. It also could compromise
your health and safety.
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