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Is Botox Safe? Exploring the Facts and Risks of the Popular Treatment

Updated: April 10, 2023
By: Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren is the proud owner of ELLEMES Medical Spa with over a decade of experience in the Atlanta, GA area. She is recognized for her outstanding work with accolades such as Best Esthetician in Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine and Best Aesthetic Influencer by Dermascope Magazine.

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It’s no secret that Botox is one of the most popular treatments for wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation. But, is it safe? Well, the answer is yes, but with a few caveats. Botox is generally considered quite safe when administered by a trained and certified professional. In this post, I’ll be discussing the safety of Botox and provide you with all the facts and information you need to decide if it’s the right treatment for you.

Who Can Perform Botox?

Botox injections should always be administered by a trained and certified professional. At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, only our certified and licensed medical practitioners are allowed to do Botox injections. We are also proud to offer Botox treatments as part of our medical spa services.

How Safe Is Botox?

The safety of Botox has been evaluated in numerous clinical trials and has been proven to be quite safe. In fact, Botox has been used in treatments since 2002 and has been approved by the FDA for use in reducing wrinkles. A common side effect of Botox is temporary bruising at the injection site, but this usually fades away within a few days.

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Possible Complications of Botox

Though Botox is generally safe, there are some potential complications which should be taken into account. These include drooping eyelids, difficulty breathing, and in rare cases, an allergic reaction. However, these complications are typically only seen with inexperienced injectors, so it’s important to always work with a certified professional to reduce the risk of any potential complications.

Are There Any Long-term Side Effects?

At this time there are no known long-term side effects associated with Botox. The effects of Botox typically last for three to five months, and after this time, the wrinkles will slowly start appearing again. Additionally, Botox does not cause any permanent changes to the skin.

woman receiving botox treatment


In conclusion, Botox is generally considered safe when administered by a trained and certified professional. With that being said, it’s important to always work with a licensed and experienced practitioner to ensure that you get the best possible results and reduce the risk of any potential complications.

If you’re considering Botox, I highly recommend visiting ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA. We offer expert Botox treatments and our team is always available to answer any questions you might have. Stop by and see us soon to learn more about how Botox can help you achieve your skincare goals.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa