ASPS & ASAPS Position: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) maintains that BOTOX Cosmetic injections for aesthetic purposes appear to be very safe and effective. Patients who show early signs of aging, as well as those who may not be suitable candidates for more extensive aesthetic facial surgery, may be good candidates for this procedure. Certain medications (some antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, or aspirin) and even some vitamins and herbs may increase the potency of BOTOX Cosmetic and may increase bleeding and bruising at the time of injection. Therefore, patients should be candid with their surgeon about all medications and supplements. Pregnant or nursing women should postpone undergoing this procedure. It is not known whether injection of BOTOX Cosmetic has any effect on a fetus or whether it is found in breast milk.

*BOTOX Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

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