Ive read that Botox can cause botulism, a potentially fatal disease. Is this true?
Botox is not deadly, according to a recent report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. An unlicensed knockoff was the cause of four Florida botulism cases in 2004. While the FDA-approved form of Botox contains small amounts of botulinum toxin A, it is considered to be a safe treatment for wrinkle removal when used correctly. The takeaway message: Only get Botox treatments in a doctors office or clinic, and make sure the practitioner has been properly trained. To find a qualified physician, log on to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgerys Web site at asds-net.org.