Anti-wrinkle injections are made from a drug made called Botulinum Toxin. This has been FDA approved and used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for over 2 decades now with no known long-term adverse effects. Like any cosmetic treatments, side effects can occur with some clients report mild bruising or very occasionally- (approx 1%) experience a ‘droopy eyelid’. These can be corrected or will fade in time. To reduce the risk of complications it is important that anti-wrinkle treatments are only ever administered by highly qualified practitioners in a safe and medical environment and the aftercare instructions are followed.
Botulinum Toxin as a muscle relaxant has an excellent safety record and a long record of use in medicine. It has been used successfully in adults and children huge number of conditions over the last 20 years. It has been used cosmetically to treat facial wrinkles for about 15 years and has become one of the most popular and frequently used cosmetic treatments.