The doses used for cosmetic concerns are incredibly small. Most clients receive anywhere from 20 to 80 units depending on the number of areas being treated. As per the BOTOX® Safety Data Sheet, it would take 28 full vials of the toxin (2,800 units!) injected to produce a 50% chance of death. The “cosmetic doses” we use (generally 100 units or less) have not been associated with serious adverse events.
In 2016, 7 million BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Dysport® injections were performed according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is likely an underestimate because it does not include data from all injectors.
More information on their safety can be found at the product websites, botox.com, dysport.com, and xeomin.com
Your most important consideration should be the experience of your injector. Poorly placed botulinum toxin can result in a more painful treatment and results that look too artificial, or relaxation that affects muscles you did not want to have relaxed, such as the eyelid.
Some patients may experience bruising, mild swelling, or soreness after their treatment, but these side effects are usually minor and temporary.
Cosmetic doses of botulinum toxins are relatively small and not generally associated with side effects at other body sites-that would be extremely rare.
The cost for your BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® treatment will depend on a number of factors: