Botox Side Effects
Botox Continues to Top Charts as Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment
When it comes to fighting age and rolling back the wrinkles, Botox is at the head of the class. It is a non-invasive treatment that offers quick results and few side effects. It was the most popular cosmetic treatment in 2010; specifically, 2,437,165 procedures were performed over the course of the year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
However, as is the case with several types of cosmetic procedures, some patients do report Botox side effects. These are typically minor and are only reported in a small percentage of the total procedures performed. Most of the time these Botox side effects require no treatment and those that do are easily treated by health care professionals. However, if you are considering receiving Botox injections, you should be aware of the following possible reactions:
Botox injection results are noticeable within a day or two and last up to six months. Some of the potential Botox side effects include nausea, flu syndrome, respiratory infection, breathing difficulties, forehead and eyelid drooping, and headaches. Other conditions are associated with the process of injecting Botox itself rather than its substance, which may include redness, pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, muscle weakness, and bleeding. If your symptoms persist longer than about two weeks, ask your doctor what you can do to help remedy these issues.
These are the most common, but not all, side effects that can occur after Botox injections. You should always consult your primary health care provider about any questions you have about side effects that can occur with Botox.
Otherwise, Botox injections are a safe and popular route to take when it comes to reduction of wrinkles and regaining youthful smooth skin. Those in the Orange County area interested in Botox treatments may browse my website to learn more about what I offer and view before and after photos. Please feel free to contact my practice, Diva Medical Group, to schedule a complimentary consultation.