Is botulinum neurotoxin injection therapy safe?

It may be confusing that a treatment has the word “toxin” in its name. However, when administered by a trained and experienced physician, botulinum neurotoxin injections are a safe and effective medical therapy that has been studied for decades. The doses of botulinum neurotoxin used to treat dystonia are far less than the amount needed to even begin to make a person ill from botulism.

Botulinum neurotoxin injection therapy is quite safe. And since it is a temporary medication, even if there is a complication the effect isn't permanent and will wear off after a few months.

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