Are Neuromodulator Injections safe?
This is one of the safest cosmetic procedures. Botox has been used since 1980 for treatment of muscular conditions in much larger doses than what is used for cosmetic treatments. Its first use for forehead wrinkles was in 1989. Dysport and Xeomin have been used in Europe since 1991 and 2005, respectively, both approved by the FDA. There have been no known reports of permanent side effects with Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport or Xeomin. It is not possible to develop botulism. Botulism occurs when large amounts of the toxin are ingested into the body, usually from eating contaminated food. The doses we use for cosmetic or medical injections are on average less than 2% of the maximum dose. Should a patient decide not to continue with these injections, the musculature and the wrinkles will return to their original state in 3-6 months.
Our physicians have performed thousands of Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport or Xeomin procedures, and train physicians around the world on their techniques. These injections are an art form as much as a science. Excessive injections or misjudgment can lead to obvious asymmetry, distorted expressions, or complete lack of expression or the “frozen” look.