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New Botox Dangers Warns the FDA: Is It Still Safe for Your Face?

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freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare.

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I agree Alison, I think it would be pretty scary to have facial botox, have a reaction and wonder if it was temporary or not. A person really has to be comfortable making the decision to have botox injected and be absolutely confident in the skills of the plastic surgeon that is providing their care.

May 10, 2009 - 8:03pm

Thanks for sharing! I've always been so skeptical about Botox, even though the risk are "touted to be low" as you said. I predict in the next decade we will hear about the long-term negative consequences from individuals who have used Botox for beauty reasons with long-term and consistent exposure. This prediction is partially based on what you mentioned: there are more risk factors associated with using Botox every year, the botox itself is derived from botulism, and anything that is injected into the body that can cause face drooping is concern enough for me to stay away from this product.

thanks again!

May 10, 2009 - 7:39pm
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May 10, 2009 - 3:15pm
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