The cosmetic surgery industry is worth millions of dollars each year, with one of the most commonly opted-for treatments being Botox injections. Although this is considered as one of the safest cosmetic surgery options, it is still crucial to take a few necessary precautions before having it injected anywhere into your body.

Uses for Botox Injections

These days, Botox is not only being used to lift drooping foreheads and reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles around the eye and mouth areas; it has also proven to be a highly effective form of treatment for preventing migraine attacks. If you are embarrassed by excessive levels of perspiration or you are dealing with a mild incontinence issue, you may find that your doctor or surgeon will prescribe this form of treatment to you.

Beware of Surgeons who Promise Miracle Results

One of the most important points to remember is that Botox is by no means a miracle cure or a permanent form of treatment – regardless of what it is being used for. However, there are still unscrupulous cosmetic surgeons out there who will promise patients the earth and more by telling them that Botox is a “long-lasting treatment” or that it will “perfect everything about their images that they are not happy with.” If a surgeon starts to make promises that seem too good to be true, approach another surgeon instead.

Avoid Surgeons who Claim to Offer the Cheapest Prices

Many potential Botox candidates think that all cosmetic surgeons will provide high quality service, products and procedures, so they feel justified in shopping around for one who will administer these injections at the cheapest prices possible. However, surgeons who offer prices that are substantially lower than those of others in the same area may not be as experienced as those who charge higher rates and they may also not be certified to perform procedures like these. If a surgeon’s claim to fame is “lowest prices in the area,” you will definitely want to steer clear and have your Botox injections administered elsewhere.

Potential Risks Associated with Botox Treatment

The most common side effects that have been reported by patients who have had Botox treatment include headaches, rashes, itching at the injection site, difficulty swallowing and neck pain. There is always the possibility that the Botox can spread to other parts of the body beyond the area that it has been injected into as well. This can result in more severe side effects such as loss of bladder control, difficulty breathing, chest pains, severe muscle weakness, fevers, nausea, dry mouth, muscle stiffness and diarrhea. Should any of these symptoms occur after having Botox treatment, it is crucial to seek emergency medical assistance.

Some of the best ways to find a reputable cosmetic surgeon are to ask around for referrals, do online research and ask as many questions as possible during appointments or consultations. This will help ensure that you will be in safe and capable hands during and after your procedure.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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