RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS OF BOTOX INJECTIONS
Soreness or mild bruising while uncommon, may occur around the injection site, especially if Botox is used around the eye area. Bruising disappears with time.
Makeup may be applied after the treatment, but care should be taken to avoid pressing or massaging the area for several hours.
A temporary headache is not uncommon after injections in the forehead area, especially after the first treatment.Paracetamol will resolve this.
Occasionally temporary drooping of the brow or lid (Ptosis) may occur.This is rare but transient complication occurring in 1-2% of patients. It generally lasts just a few days, but more prolonged weakness is possible. Eye drops can be prescribed to lessen this effect should it occur.
Patients may rarely develop antibodies and therefore the minimum gap between treatment sessions is six weeks. If you develop antibodies to Botox its effectiveness is reduced and may not have the planned effect or the results may not be as anticipated.
Allergic reactions, including rash, itching, local swelling.
Bleeding; It is possible, though unusual, to experience a bleeding episode during or after the procedure. Do not take any aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications for ten days prior to your Botox® injection appointment.
Unsatisfactory Results; There is a possibility that you may be disappointed with the results of the procedure,in that it hasn’t achieved the desired effect. Although good results are expected, there cannot be any guarantee or warranty expressed or implied on the results that may be obtained.