Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?

Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & Nearby Areas of Tennessee

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe cosmetic treatment option for many men and women seeking to reverse signs of facial lines and wrinkles.

BOTOX® received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 to improve the appearance of glabellar lines, or lines between the eyebrows. Although BOTOX® is safe and effective for most adult patients, it is not for everyone; your consultation with board-certified Knoxville, Tennessee, plastic surgeon and BOTOX provider Dr. Dean Kleto will determine if BOTOX® is the best option for you.

BOTOX® Risk Factors

BOTOX® is not approved for use in patients under the age of 18, and it should not be used by women who are pregnant or nursing.

Those with allergic reactions to any BOTOX® ingredients should not use BOTOX®. Patients with muscular diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) or neuromuscular conditions such as Lambert-Eaton syndrome may face an increased risk of side-effects from BOTOX®.

During your consultation, inform Dr. Kleto about any medical conditions you have or medications you are taking. Dr. Kleto will thoroughly discuss your possible risk factors and potential side-effects with you during this time.

Potential BOTOX® Side-Effects

Allergic reactions and side-effects stemming from BOTOX® use are rare, but they can be serious. You should seek immediate medical attention if you:

  • Feel dizzy
  • Experience asthma-like symptoms
  • Have difficulty breathing, swallowing or speaking
  • Experience muscle weakness
  • Have vision problems
  • Become hoarse
  • Lose bladder control

Other BOTOX® side-effects may include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Temporary discomfort at injection site
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Neck pain

Again, severe BOTOX® side-effects are rare, and Dr. Kleto will review potential complications and safety recommendations with you in detail during your consultation.

If you live in Knoxville, Sevierville or anywhere in the Knox County, Tennessee, area and would like to learn more about BOTOX, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule your personal consultation.


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