Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about what you need to tell the practitioner before you embark on a course of botox.
You should not receive botox if you are
- allergic to botulinum toxin, normally this means if you are allergic to eggs, as the same protein found in eggs also occurs in botox
- an infection in the area where the medicine will be injected
A detailed medical history will be taken prior to your botox treatment and special precautions should be applied to the following:
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”);
a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema;
problems with swallowing;
facial muscle weakness (droopy eyelids, weak forehead, trouble raising your eyebrows);
a change in the normal appearance of your face;
if you have had or will have surgery (especially on your face);
if you have ever received other botox injections (especially in the last 4 months); or
if you have ever had a side effect after receiving a botulinum toxin in the past.
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