Know If Botox Is Right For You

By: Botox Patient - In: Botox Book|Botox Cosmetic|Botox Patient

8 Sep 2010

Are you the right candidate for Botox?

Still trudging along the lines of Botox safety, we are thinking to include a section on how to check if you are the right candidate for a Botox treatment.

Botox, despite all the bad press surrounding its use, is a really safe drug that has not been reported, as yet, to cause severe illnesses such as paralysis or even death.  But because it is still precisely that, a drug, there are some possible side effects that can be triggered or aggravated by circumstances that exist prior to the treatment.  Should you have any of such condition, it is highly recommended that you inform your chosen physician before your procedure so that he may advise you properly.

Here are some of the circumstances and conditions that should make someone re-evaluate the risks posed vis-à-vis the expected benefits of undergoing Botox treatments:

  • Pre-existing neuromuscular condition such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or the Lou Gehrig disease), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis and spinal muscular atrophy;
  • Allergic reaction to any of the components of Botox
  • Adverse reaction to a previous treatment involving the Botulinum Toxin
  • Muscle weakness especially in the area where you plan to be treated
  • Any surgery on the location to be treated, whether in the past or planned for a future date
  • Breathing problems such as asthma or emphysema
  • Pregnancy and/or lactation

We’re planning to expound on how these conditions increase the risks associated with undergoing a Botox treatment and why the FDA has considered these factors as contraindications to the usage of the drug.

We want you to feel comfortable with the procedure before you even sit on the doctor’s chair and we know that addressing your concerns about safety is the first step towards this direction. So, we’re trying to discover the common questions that Botox patients ask and try to provide all the answers in one handy resource.

This Guide is starting to turn out to be a nifty source for real information about Botox!  Stay tuned for more updates…

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