As with other therapies, there are potential risks and unintended effects. However, they tend to be quite minor. Not only that, but you can reduce your chance of experiencing them even more by picking a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Here’s what you need to know about the side effects of Botox treatments:
1. There may be pain at the injection site
As with any injection, you might experience a certain amount of pain at the injection site. While this is bothersome for some, it’s also almost always temporary and relatively short-lived. So, there’s no need to worry too much about this side effect, but the specific length of time that it lasts varies from person to person if it occurs.
2. In rare cases, excessive relaxation of muscles may occur
Due to the fact that Botox is designed to relax muscles, sometimes the muscular relaxation near the injection site can be too strong. This can result in a slightly drooping appearance, which is usually temporary. However, in rare cases, it can last for a longer period of time.
3. Some individuals develop minor systematic effects
Some individuals may experience minor systematic side effects, such as a fever and chills. This is always going to be temporary, and it is usually related to the body’s response to Botox. Here are a few examples of systematic side effects that can occur as a result of Botox:
– Body aches
4. Very rarely, serious side effects can occur
While serious side effects are rare with Botox, a few individuals will experience substantial side effects. This can result in systematic effects, which may require medical treatment. Here are a few examples of rare but serious side effects of Botox:
– Drooping of the eyelid, which is long-lasting
– Severe facial weakness
– Significant systematic effects, such as serious fever and chills.
Luckily, life-threatening side effects are extremely rare with Botox. This is especially true if you choose a skilled plastic surgeon. In fact, the incidence of substantial side effects in people who receive Botox is exceptionally low compared to most other cosmetic procedures, such as commonly performed cosmetic surgeries.
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