botox damageIn Austin Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, but there is still some confusion over the safety and efficacy of the treatment. If you have done any research into Botox injections you’ll no doubt have read some horror stories and highly inaccurate information about what the procedure can do to your skin. As with any other cosmetic treatment there are always some risks involved when having Botox, however it is one of the safest anti-aging treatments available.

In order to put your mind ease we’ll go over some of the most commonly asked questions we get about the safety of Botox cosmetics in Austin.


No. Many people get confused about the difference between the Botox treatment and the substance which Botox is derived from, botulinum toxin, which in large quantities can be dangerous.

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin which destroys proteins and stops communication between muscles and nerves, essentially causing paralysis. This may seem scary, but only a very tiny amount of botulinum toxin is used in Botox, which means the effects can be carefully controlled. Botox in Austin can therefore temporarily reduce the movement of muscles in order to smooth out wrinkles without causing any permanent damage or posing any health risks.

It’s important to remember that cosmetic treatments have to be approved by the FDA before being made available to the general public, and it is only after stringent medical trials that procedures are approved as safe. All treatments at our spa, including Botox, is completely safe.


It is a common misconception that once you start Botox treatments your wrinkles will become worse, and you’ll be forced to have an increasing number of treatments to maintain a youthful appearance. This is a myth; when the effects of the Botox wear off your skin will return to its previous appearance and wrinkles will not be any deeper.

If you’ve been enjoying the smoothing effects of Austin Botox for several months, you may feel as though your wrinkles look worse after the treatment has worn off but this is likely because you’ve been so used to having wrinkle-free skin. In reality your wrinkles will be exactly the same as they were before your first Austin Botox injection.


Unfortunately, despite many FDA regulations which strive to protect consumers, it is true that there is a black market for that poor quality Botox. However, this is not something you have to worry about so long as you choose a reputable practitioner to perform your Botox injections in Austin. Don’t ever consider performing Botox yourself at home with substances you have bought online, as it can be difficult to know whether you’re using safe, regulated substances.

At Aesthetica Med Spa we provide the best Botox in Austin; we only use high quality Botox from reputable suppliers, and all of our staff are fully trained to deliver the treatment properly. You have absolutely nothing to worry about when undergoing Botox treatments in Austin with us, but if you do have any further concerns we’d be happy to discuss them with you when you arrange your free consultation.