How Safe is Botox®?
Botox® has been tested in multiple clinical trials around the world.
In fact, did you know that the first iteration of Botox® made its appearance in the 1980s? That means it went through over a decade of research and testing before it was approved by the FDA for the treatment of forehead wrinkles and lines.
More research is coming in about the safety and efficacy of Botox® – plus, it’s being studied for other uses as well. For example, Botox® is currently FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraines.
And more Botox® benefits are waiting to be discovered!
With so much clinical research and testing, Botox® is one of the most thoroughly vetted and approved anti-aging treatments.
What is Botox® Made of?
Botox® is made of a safe derivative of botulinum toxin. That “toxin” might make you think that it’s not safe, but the truth is that Botox® uses a naturally occurring compound to block the brain’s signals to treat forehead and eyebrow muscles.
This is how Botox® works: When those brain signals are interrupted, the treated muscles relax, leading to a smoother and softer appearance at the injection site. That’s because Botox® tells the treated muscles to stop responding to subconscious movements, like squinting, furrowing the brow, and more.
That means your forehead lines and wrinkles look a lot more relaxed, which can take years off of your overall appearance!