Lasers, Fillers, Botox Shots — Are They Really Safe?

November 5, 2014 9:53 PM

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The first large, multi-center study to look at the safety and side effects of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures — things like lasers, skin fillers and injections of neurotoxins like Botox — found that they are very safe with essentially no risk of severe or dangerous side effects.

Researchers with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine looked at more than 20,000 procedures performed by 23 dermatologists at eight centers across the country. Minor adverse effects such as swelling, redness and bruising, which eventually went away, occurred in fewer than 1 percent of...

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