Botox and fillers very safe, recent study suggests
A new study has revealed that the increasingly requested cosmetic procedures including Botox, facial fillers and laser skin treatments are indeed very safe, and carry a very low rate of minor side effects too.
There is always the chance that these cosmetic procedures may cause minor side effects such as bruising, and lumpiness but this arises in less than 1% of cases, according to the study published on 5 November in the journal JAMA Dermatology.
“We strongly suspected the rates were going to be low, but we were pleasantly surprised that they were as low as they were,” said study lead author Dr. Murad Alam, a dermatologist at Northwestern University in Illinois. (In past work, Alam has conducted studies that were funded in part by Allergan, Medicis, Ulthera and Bioform, which are companies that sell products for cosmetic procedures.)
Recently, procedures such as fillers, Botox and laser skin treatments have joined the popularity rankings of other treatments as Laser liposuction and breast augmentations, and the study backs up the safety of these treatments.