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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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