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What are side effects of Botox?

What are side effects of Botox? | Los Angeles | Encino | Sherman OaksBotox is the world’s most sought-after non-surgical treatment to enhance the signs of facial aging. The FDA-approved Botox med spa treatment can mitigate the appearance of mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines on specific areas of the face. It can help restore a noticeably younger facial appearance almost immediately. Patients can expect safe and predictable results in the hands of an experienced and qualified Botox provider. Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, provides Botox facial rejuvenation treatments to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.  

Potential Side Effects

Botox has a high safety profile, but new patients should still understand the potential side effects and risks associated with the treatment to make an enlightened decision. The primary component in Botox is botulinum toxin type A. This is a strong biological agent that can lead to significant side-effects if delivered incorrectly.   The potential side effects of Botox are:
  • allergic responses
  • itching
  • shortness of breath
  • muscle weakness
  • difficulty swallowing
  • stomach pain
  • muscle stiffness
  • rash
  • headache
  • neck or back pain
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
Reactions at the injection site include:
  • bleeding
  • bruising
  • swelling
  • redness
  • pain
  • infection

Other Side Effects

  • cough
  • fever
  • respiratory infections
  • dry mouth
  • cold symptoms
  • increased sweating in sites other than the underarms
  • difficulty urinating
  • anxiety
  • flu symptoms
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • tired feeling
  • ringing in your ears
  • urinary tract infections
  • burning/painful urination
Ptosis (drooping of the lids), swelling of the cornea (keratitis), itchy eyes, dryness, eye irritation, double vision, increased sensitivity to light, double vision, itchy eyes, reduced blinking, and eyelid inflammation or bruising may occur when used to treat blepharospasm.  

Serious Risks

The below mentioned may also occur if Botox is not administered accurately or in the correct dose:
  • A crooked or twisted smile
  • Weak bladder control
  • Muscle weakness in areas of the injections
  • Problems in swallowing or speaking
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Unexplained tearing
  • Vision issues
  • Cockeyed eyebrows

Who Should Avoid Botox?

Establishing the candidacy of an individual is important for a safe and predictable Botox med spa procedure. The treatment provider may advise people with the following conditions to avoid Botox use:
  • Existing allergy to a Botox ingredient
  • Experienced side effects from Botox or a variant after a previous procedure
  • Presence of untreated skin infection in the injection area
  • Suffering from a nerve or muscles condition such as ALS, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or myasthenia gravis
  • Experiencing chronic breathing problems or asthma
  • Bleeding issues
  • Received facial surgery recently
  • Weak forehead muscles
  • Inability to stop the use of blood thinners and NSAIDs for a short duration prior to the injectable procedure
Allergen, the manufacturer of Botox, also asks women who are pregnant and nursing to avoid receiving Botox injections.  

Choose the Right Botox Provider

After researching the Botox injectable treatment, the patient should choose a cutting-edge and fully-equipped med spa with expertise in administering Botox injections in a safe and effective manner. If the medical spa runs under the leadership and supervision of an experienced doctor, they will make sure that the Botox treatment provider follows top-notch quality standards, best practices, and recent safety protocols. Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for Botox injections. See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Los Angeles, Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Tazana, Woodland Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.