Side Effects of Botox Cosmetic Treatment


Also known as butulinum toxin, botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that removes dynamic wrinkles of the face. Botox is painless and it can diminish wrinkles such as crow`s feet and frown lines on the forehead or eyebrows.

Botox is not a cosmetic surgery method, but a non-surgical cosmetic treatment option involving the injection of the botulinum toxin into the skin. The botox dose that is injected into the wrinkled area inhibits the release of the nerve impulse and this way it tightens up the skin. Still, the botox treatment is reversible, so you should have it every 4 to 6 months in order to stay wrinkle free.

The use of botox has some side effects, but they are usually generated by medical malpractice that can lead to temporary or partial paralysis of facial muscles, as well as to drooping of eyelids. The most common side effect is the appearance of a small bruise where the injection has been made, but the bruises disappear in about 10 to 12 days.

In order to prevent undesired side effects of botox cosmetic, there are some indications to consider:

  • Do not use botox with the lower face.
  • You should be between 20 and 65 years old.
  • Do not have botulinum toxin administered if you are pregnant women or breastfeeding.
  • Consult your doctor if you suffer from neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular atrophies and others, because the botox treatment can cause future cardiovascular issues.
  • Consult your doctor if symptoms such as headaches, flu-like symptoms or minor facial pains last longer than 12 days.
  • Make sure you have preliminary examinations in order to detect any allergy or intolerance to botox.

Both famous celebrities and common people undergo botox cosmetic treatment, as botox injections significantly improve the overall look of their face and surrounding areas. This procedure becomes increasingly popular, but take into consideration all advantages and risks connected to it.