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The Botox Side Effects

What are the side effects of Botox and Dysport?

Botox has been injected for cosmetic and medical purposes for more than 10 years.

Tens of millions of people have been safely and successfully treated with Botox and Dysport.

Botox has a remarkable safety record.  But like drug there are complications and side effects.

Common Botox Side Effects.

The most common Botox side effects arise from the injection technique. That is why you need to find a qualified injector. When a needle is inserted into the skin, there is always a chance of bleeding and some bruising.  This should occur rarely but there is always a chance because of the needle.  The good thing is that bruises clear on their own with time.  Sometimes there is also a few days of injection site pain or a headache after botox injections.

The Rare Botox Side Effects.

The most dreaded Botox side effect is the droopy eyelid or eyebrow.  This occurs when Dysport or Botox injection spread to the wrong muscle and hit an eye muscle.  This relaxes the upper eyelid and causes it to droop so it can be hard to keep it open.  Though unsightly and annoying, this effect is harmless and resolves on its own in a few months but it is a risk.  Sometimes we can speed up the process using eye drops daily.  This Botox side effect is very rare with well-trained injectors but can happen with anyone because Botox and Dysport are able to spread to the wrong muscle. Other rare Botox side effects include headaches and double vision that will resolve on their own.  There are also chances of allergic reaction and Botox but this is extremely rare. Botox and Dysport are to be avoided during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Botox side effects in the long-term

There have been no reported long-term side effects of using Botox. Botox injections

are intended to just work where they are injected only.  There are no signs of Botox

traveling throughout your body (unless injected into a blood vessel) and the dose we use cosmetically is very small.

How do I best avoid Botox side effects?

The best way to avoid Botox side effects is choose a injector like Danielle Malatek, MSN, APRN, AG CNS-BC at Beautify Injectable Boutique because she uses authentic Botox and Dysport, has a lot of experience, and has become such an expert that she now trains doctors and advance practice nurses internationally on the use of Botox and Dermal Fillers like Restylane.

What are Side effects of Botox on the forehead.

Some patients have lose skin on their upper eyelids or heavy brows that can

make it harder for them to see.  To compensate for this, they continually contract their forehead muscles to raise their brows and upper eyelids even when they feel like they are not contracting, they actually are.  Using Botox to relax these patient’s wrinkles on the forehead results in them having a decreased field of vision. If you are one of these patients, avoid using Botox to relax your forehead or get small amounts of botox. It's best to get a consultation for FREE at Beautify Injectable Boutique with Danielle for the best approach and treatment.

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