botox – what you need to know before treatment

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”);

myasthenia gravis;

Lambert-Eaton syndrome;

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;

bleeding problems;

heart disease;

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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