Safety First: Where Does BOTOX Come From?

Safe Botox Injections from Dr Kleto | Knoxville, SeviervilleBOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. with over 6 million treatments administered every year. It has been proven to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a youthful appearance. However, many of our Knoxville patients ask the question: Where does BOTOX® Cosmetic come from? With your safety being our priority, we will examine this question to help put your mind at ease.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable in-office treatment.  Historically, Botox is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. After significant testing and FDA approval, this naturally occuring substance is only used in small and very safe concentrations. This solution works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the target area, resulting in the reduced appearance of unwanted wrinkles.

Cosmetically speaking, this injectable procedure can be used to treat the following:

·         Eyelid spasms

·         Excessive sweating

·         Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)

·         Frown lines/brow lines

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dean Kleto, knows and understands that every patient’s needs and aesthetic goals are unique. BOTOX® Cosmetic may not be for everyone. Other treatments and procedures may be the right choice if you are trying to rejuvenate your facial appearance, including:

·         Dermal fillers

·         Laser resurfacing

During your consultation, Dr. Kleto will develop a personalized treatment plan for your cosmetic enhancement goals.

If you are in the Knoxville area, and you would like to discuss BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment and your other options, call our office at (865) 366-4755. We are proud to deliver patient results in the Sevierville, Knox County and surrounding Tennessee areas.


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