Can Botox Cause Cancer? We Debunk the Myths!

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We’ve all heard the rumors—that Botox can cause cancer, or that it’s bad for your health. But where do these rumors come from? And more importantly, are they true? Let’s take a closer look at the science behind Botox to see if there’s any truth to these claims.

What is Botox?

First, let’s start with a little bit of background information. Botox is a purified protein which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is approved by the FDA (food and drug administration). Botox works in a unique way.

When injected into muscles, it causes temporary paralysis by blocking the release of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that signals muscle contraction. That’s why Botox is often used to treat wrinkles—by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause facial expressions. Administered botox smooth out facial wrinkles and give the face a more youthful appearance.

Our expert injectors and board certified doctors at Voyage MedSpa and Wellness will help answer all the questions about Botox during your consultation.

Is Botox Harmful?

So, what does all of this have to do with cancer? Well, some people believe that because botulinum toxin is produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria, it must be dangerous. However, it’s important to remember that we’re exposed to bacteria every day—in fact, our bodies are actually made up of more bacterial cells than human cells!

So while it’s true that Botox comes from bacteria, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s harmful. In fact, Botox is Safe in professional hands in the best medical spas. Our expert injectors at Voyage MedSpa and Wellness in St. Petersburg, FL guaranteed safe botox treatments without life threatening side effects.

In addition, there’s no evidence to support the claim that Botox can cause cancer. Injections of Botox have been used safely for over 20 years, and there have been no reports of long-term health complications associated with the use of Botox. So rest assured—the rumors you’ve heard about Botox are nothing but myths! Our expert injectors at Voyage MedSpa and wellness in St Petersburg, FL are professional. Our philosophy is in providing safe care.

Botox is Safe?

Yes, Botox treatment is safe. If you’re considering getting Botox but you’re concerned about the adverse effects, don’t be! There is no evidence to suggest that Botox is harmful to your health or that it can cause cancer. In fact, Botox injections have been used safely for over 20 years with no reported long-term health complications.

When used correctly and safely by a board certified doctor, botox is not life threatening. It would only cause muscle weakness in the area where it is injected. It does this by reducing the way the muscles contract only in the treated area. When used in the right doses, it will not give you trouble breathing and will not affect your nervous system.

So go ahead and book your appointment with one of our expert injectors in St. Petersburg Florida. Get rid of your frown lines, fine lines and wrinkles —you’ll love the way you look! Call Voyage MedSpa and Wellness now on (727) 498-6992 and request a consultation.

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Dr. Suzanne Ben-Kane MD, MBA, MPH
Board Certified Internal Medicine Doctor
Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Suzanne Ben-Kane MD, MBA, MPH
Board Certified Internal Medicine Doctor
Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine
1920 4th St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
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