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Botox® seems to be as common these days as cell phones and coffee breaks. Everyone seems to be doing it, talking about it, having parties for it and doing it on their lunch breaks. But is it really safe? How sure are we that what we are putting into our bodies won’t affect us 10 years down the line?

Botox® (medically known as botulinum toxin type A) is a natural, purified protein used to treat overactive muscles and sweat glands. It is now FDA approved to treat wrinkles and excessive sweating. Botox® works by blocking signals to overactive muscles that tell those muscles to contract. It can typically be done partially or totally, depending on the desired effect. The effects are temporary and typically last between 3-4 months.

Botox® is SAFE as long as you follow these “rules”

  • ALWAYS have Botox® administered by a well-trained, licensed clinician.
  • Make sure you are receiving true Botox® (made EXCLUSIVELY by Allergan Inc.)
  • Do your research!! Know what you want and where you want it…Discuss this with the person who is administering the Botox®

As with many things, Botox® is safe as long as you are a smart consumer. It can be dangerous if you don’t follow specific guidelines and are casual about who you are trusting to administer it.

At Thrive, all Botox® injections are performed by a licensed physician.