What are the Side Effects of Botox?
Botox has been injected for cosmetic and medical reasons for more than 10 years. Tens of millions of people have been safely and successfully treated with Botox. It has a remarkable safety record. But like any prescription drug there are complications and side effects.
Common Botox Side Effects.
The most common Botox side effects actually arise from the injection technique. Whenever a needle is inserted into the skin, there is a chance of bleeding and bruising. This should occur rarely but there is always a chance. The good thing is that bruises clear on their own. Sometimes there is also a few days of injection site pain.
Rare Botox Side Effects.
The most dreaded Botox side effect is the droopy eyelid. This occurs when Botox is injected too close to the upper eyelid. This relaxes the upper eyelid and causes it to droop. Though unsightly and annoying, this effect is harmless and resolves on its own in a few months. Sometimes we can speed up the process using eye drops. This Botox side effect should be very rare if your injector is well trained and experienced.
Other rare Botox side effects include headaches and double vision that resolve on their own. There is always a chance of allergic reaction and Botox should be avoided during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Are there long-term effects of Botox Injections?
There have been no reported long-term side effects of Botox. Botox injections are designed to just work where they are injected. There are no signs of Botox traveling throughout your body (unless injected into a blood vessel).
How do I avoid Botox side effects?
The best way to avoid Botox side effects is choose a practice that does a high volume of authentic Botox and that has well-trained and experienced injectors. Beleza Medspa is such a practice and has injected Botox for thousands of Austin patients for more than 9 years.
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