Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about potential risks and side effects from undertaking botox treatments.
Allergies and side effects to Botox®/Vistabel®/Dysport® treatment are extremely rare. The results of treatment cannot be guaranteed. Most people find that the injections cause only mild discomfort. Immediately after the treatment, there may be mild swelling, which usually disappears after 30 mins. Afterwards, the botox injection site can be slightly red for about one hour. In a small number of cases a bruise may occur. Rare side effects include: headache, nausea and flu-like symptoms. In very rare cases patients may also develop antibodies or allergies to the toxin, experience double-vision and watering eyes.
If you are pregnant or a nursing mother or sufferer from neuromuscular diseases such as Bells palsy or myasthenia gravis, botox treatment is not recommended.
For botox treatment of the upper face, such as frown and forehead, there is a very low risk of brow ptosis (drooping of the eyebrow) or eyelid ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), which completely reverses with time.
For botox treatment in the lower areas of the face, as the treatment involves the temporary relaxation of the muscles, your facial movements will change and feel different. For example, with treatment of muscles relating to the lips there is a strong likelihood that control of your lips will feel different, i.e. you may be unable or find it harder to drink from a straw, to whistle, find it difficult applying lipstick in your usual way or you may need to adjust the way to drink from a glass as you will be unable to tense your treated lip to the same extent as you could before treatment. It can take some time to get used to a new sensation but the effect will reverse over time and you will return to your normal movement.
These risks can be minimised if you go to an experienced botox practitioner.
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