Botox - Patient Awareness By Dr. Sutton Graham on February 12, 2008

The TV news and popular magazines have mentioned an intrest group's request that the FDA increase scrutiny of botulinum toxin use. The FDA records show several deaths from non-cosmetic uses of Botox. The examples mentioned include reducing muscle spasticity caused by cerebral palsy. There were no initial reports of deaths from cosmetic use.

Safety is very important. Importantly, the public needs to be reminded that they should seek qualified, experienced physicians for their treatments. They should expect adequate review of their medical history, discussion of risks, and a properly equiped medical office setting (no "Botox parties"). Board certification in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology or Ophthalmology are good starting points. Ask more questions.

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