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If you are considering a procedure, Dr. Rotatori and his staff share useful research, tips, and the latest practice news to keep you informed and looking your very best. Browse our blog for the latest cosmetic surgery updates and newest treatment options. 

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Is Botox Safe and The Right Skincare Choice?

Is Botox safe and the right choice? Botox Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin type A (the active ingredient), human albumin (a protein found in human blood plasma) and sodium chloride. It is FDA-approved for this use and in this area only. However, it is often used off-label for horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth and smoker’s lines around the lips.

Don’t confuse Botox Cosmetic with injectable fillers. Dermal fillers work differently, plumping up tissues so that lines and wrinkles diminish or disappear (RestylaneRadiesse and Juvederm are examples).

If you are interested in Botox in Orlando, your practitioner can help you decide which product(s) will solve your particular appearance issues, though as a general rule, Botox is used mostly in the upper portion of the face, and fillers are used mostly in other areas.

How to Know if You Are a Candidate for Botox

In the United States, the FDA has approved Botox Cosmetic for people aged 18 to 65. But you shouldn’t use it if you:

  • Are allergic to any ingredients in Botox or Botox Cosmetic.
  • Are allergic to another botulinum toxin brand (such as Myobloc, Xeomin or Dysport) or had any side effect from these products in the past.
  • Have a skin infection or other condition in the injection area.
  • Have ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravisLambert-Eaton syndrome or another disease that affects your muscles or nerves.
  • Have breathing problems, such as asthma.
  • Have difficulty swallowing.
  • Have bleeding issues.
  • Plan to undergo surgery.
  • Have weakness in your forehead muscles.
  • Have drooping eyelids.
  • Are taking or have recently taken certain medications, vitamins or supplements.
  • Is Botox Safe For Use During Pregnancy

    Botox Cosmetic is not expected to travel far enough through the body to affect a fetus or breastfeeding infant. However, for ethical reasons, clinical studies have not been done on expectant or new mothers, so no one knows for sure. The manufacturer (Allergan) advises that you should not have Botox injections if you are planning or trying to conceive a child, are pregnant, are planning to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding.

    Want to learn more about Botox or Botox injections? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rotatori or review all of our in-office cosmetic skin care procedures. Then stay tuned for our next post, when we talk about possible side effects of Botox and how you can avoid them.

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The information provided on the D. Scott Rotatori, M.D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website is intended for general purpose only, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The images and/or testimonials on this website do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience patients can expect. Results vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.