Dr. Dugar gets the question: What are the Side Effects of Botox almost every day. Botox is arguably the most popular procedure at Dr. Deepak Dugar’s Scarless Medspa. Patients ranging from as early as 20 years old to 80 years old come to Dr. Dugar to get their cosmetic botox treatments. Many new patients are unaware of the potential risks of this treatment or they have heard one crazy story that has scared them. We are here to honestly inform you of the risks associated with this very popular and procedure.
Cosmetic neuromodulators known as Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Dysport are used to prevent the formation of wrinkles. They can also be used in the medical space as well. While they are all safe enough to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, every procedure poses some potential risk.
The most common minor risk of botox injections has been that patients report feeling that the amount of botox administered is not satisfactory or lasting as long as desired. This minor risk of patients feeling like botox didn’t give them the effect they wanted, can occur in a small number of patients, in every type of botox product, and in every combination of the facial injector. There can be no guarantee that each botox product will work for every patient, due to each patient having different metabolisms to the substances. Bruising, slightly, at the site of the injection, is a top commonly reported side effect of cosmetic botox. This bruising is not due to the botox toxin its self, but rather the act of inserting the needle in the skin. Any injection needle can almost always pose a risk for a slight bruise or slight pain at the injection site, regardless of who is the injector. Bruising risks can be increased by taking certain medications including aspirin, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs.
Other side effects that are milder include flu-like symptoms, headache, irritation of the nose and throat, and nausea. Another mild side effect is the possibility that you will have facial drooping in certain areas. Commonly affected areas include eyebrows and eyelids.
Finally, major risks have been found and reported in certain situations very rarely. On occasion, they have seen that the botox can travel from its destination. If this occurs, it can lead to botulism toxin like symptoms including trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, change of voice, muscle weakness, and even blurred vision. These are very extreme instances.
The best advice that Dr. Dugar can give is to go to a board-certified surgeon and injector who has a detailed, comprehensive, and extensive study of the muscles of the face. He also believes that a nurse injector who has had many years of practice is best to avoid most of these risks.
Dr. Dugar is a board-certified plastic surgeon, his focus of his practice is aimed at enhancing facial symmetry and natural beauty. His philosophy is that he believes his cosmetic procedures should go unnoticed while aiding his patients to effortlessly age with grace.
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