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Is BOTOX® Safe?BOTOX® Cosmetic continues to be the most popular wrinkle treatment in America. Every year, millions of patients receive BOTOX® injections to fight off the effects of age, stress, and genetics – all of which can cause unwanted fine lines and wrinkles on your face, making you look older than you really feel.

Any kind of medical treatment comes with its share of risks and complications, but with BOTOX®, the majority of these side effects are quite minor. The risk of experiencing a dangerous complication is extremely small.  When BOTOX® is used for strictly cosmetic purposes, the side effects are usually limited to:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Headache
  • Temporary muscle paralysis (less than 1% of patients)

Before Dr. Kim approves you for BOTOX® treatment, he will take a look at your medical history to ensure you do not have any contraindications. A contraindication is simply a factor that would put you at an increased risk of side effects. BOTOX® contraindications include hypertension, cardiovascular disease, motor neuropathy, and ptosis.

If you have further questions about the safety of BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with experienced Newport Beach cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim. We also serve patients in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas of California.

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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