Botox side effects

Botox side effects

Botox side effects are rare, however if you practitioner is a doctor they can prescribe medication to reduce the severity of  botox side effects which are transient.

Botox has been used for decades for a variety of medical indications and has an exA common misconception is that Botox actually paralyzes the muscles in the face. Although, this can happen with extreme amounts of Botox, most physicians strive to inject just the amount that allows the patient to have some limited activity but not so much that they have overactivity of the areas. Patients should know that Botox is not used to keep them from expressing themselves but simply to keep them from making facial grimaces and frowns that have become habits and are unintended. When done correctly, most people who are not trained cosmetic surgeons will not notice that a Botox procedure has been performed but simply that the patient looks more rested or happier.

BOTOX has an excellent safety record.  Botox is indicated for blepharospasm , a condition that affects the eyes, and it was during its administration for this condition  that it became apparent that Botox smoothed away crows feet and frown lines. The treatment is exceptionally effective and lasts from 2 to 6 months depending on the individual.

Botox side effects are mild and short lived:

  • bruising at injection site
  • headache
  • eye lid droop
  • eyebrow droop
  • watery eyes
  • sensitivity to light

Botox side effects are transient, the treatment when administered by an experienced Practitioner is very safe. Eye drops are available to help reduce problems with eyelid droop.

Botox can be used on the lower face and neck, however the potential side effects are much more severe:

  • Inability to chew food
  • Inability to swallow

Risks associated with botox injections