To Inject or not to Inject?
It seems that many doctors (at least dermatologists and plastic surgeons) are crazy about Botox. I am too, in terms of quick treatment and quick results! However, I have a difficult time believing there are virtually no complications other than the bruising and potential eye droop that they warn you about. Even allergies are blamed on the saline or other mediums in the injection other than the toxin itself. I realize allergies are rare with Botox; however, I've witnessed one for myself. My sister was one huge red hive after her treatment with Botox. Before it was all over she had gone through 3 or 4 courses of Prednisone. I don't see why it couldn't be the toxin itself. Why are people allergic to bee stings or poison oak? Isn't it the actual poison that they're allergic to? If it wasn't the toxin itself that my sister was allergic to then why did the allergy last as long as the Botox itself lasted which was approximately 4 months? It's just confusing to me. I realize I'm not a botulism toxin type a expert but I just can't help but wonder if it isn't the huge financial gain that motivates this across the board craze and solidarity among Botox offering doctors.
Having said that, I realize millions of Botox injections are given each year with the vast majority resulting in success with little or no complications. But for me, however, the jury is still out.