A recent study proves that Botox injections and other dermal fillers are perfectly safe for use in plastic surgery. According to the study, which was published inJAMA Dermatology, these cosmetic procedures, as well as laser skin resurfacing and similar treatments, had a mere 1 percent case of unwanted side effects like skin discoloration.
"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.
Such minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures have been skyrocketing in popularity, making a strong study on the topic important for the industry. Alam and colleagues polled 23 dermatologists, examining about 20,399 procedures performed over a one-year period. The complication rate was about one in every 416 procedures, which resulted in either bruising, swelling or lumpiness in the skin. Risk was also measured by the type of procedure – some fillers had a higher risk of causing lumpiness, while neurotoxin injections, such as Botox, caused side effects in a mere one in 3,333 cases.
The study only included board certified dermatologists. Going to a board certified facial plastic surgeon for such procedures is essential for safety and achieving the results you desire. For any cosmetic operation, this is essential to ensure that there are no complications from the procedure and that you make progress toward your beauty goals, whether they are anti-aging or a major surgery, such as rhinoplasty.
Dr. James Marotta, the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, offers many different procedures, specializing in facial cosmetic operations. Contact our offices today for more information and to ask about Dr. Marotta's dual-certification.