Botox is safe in small amounts but serious harm can occur with illegitimate use, say doctors

Doctors said Botox is considered safe when used in small quantities for cosmetic procedures, but warned that serious harm can occur with illegitimate use, and that there can be serious side effects.
Doctors said Botox is considered safe when used in small quantities for cosmetic procedures, but warned that serious harm can occur with illegitimate use, and that there can be serious side effects.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - Aesthetic treatments have never been so sought after.

Motivated by the selfie culture of social media, the prospect of fame and ultimately, a better life, people are happily paying for Botox or botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, laser treatments and more.

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