What is Botox and Why is it so Popular?
Being a million-dollar industry, Botox is one of the most hailed aesthetic medical procedures in history. Millions of people choose to receive Botox injections to bring back the youthful look of their skin, and the number of people who are having this procedure is still on the rise. Botox’s primary benefit in the skin is the treatment of lines between and around the eyes, wrinkles in the forehead, lifting eyebrows, and reducing teeth grinding. In this blog, we are going to discuss botox side effects.
The Botox procedure is only a minor procedure that can be done at your chosen aesthetic injector’s office in less than 30 minutes. Recovery time is within the day of the Botox procedure and will not require you to interrupt normal daily activities. However, extra precautions should be taken to avoid unnecessary and unwanted side effects.
Before the Procedure:
If you decide to have a Botox procedure, proper consultation with your provider is necessary. You should tell your provider about your medical history and ask if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
During the Procedure:
The procedure for Botox will take varying units of product in order to reach your desired results. It will take less than thirty minutes and can be performed at your chosen aesthetic injector’s office. If you are a busy person or stuck in a full-time job during the day, you can use your lunch hour for the procedure, and still have enough minutes to grab something to eat. That’s fast!
After the Procedure:
The result of the procedure will vary depending on your desired outcome. That is why it is important to talk carefully and explain to your injector the result that you want to achieve. The procedure does not require a strict recovery protocol and you can continue daily activity with minimum restriction after the procedure. Just make sure that you avoid massaging to avoid the spread of Botox to other areas of the skin. Botox is directly injected into the area that needs to be treated and should stay concentrated there to have a full and effective result.
Side Effects of Botox Procedure:
Getting Botox is a minor procedure and should not cause serious side effects and reactions to the skin. The effects of Botox usually last for about three to six months, after that, the lines and wrinkles will gradually come back and be visible again. It is important to talk to your injector and arrange a regular Botox appointment.
Just like all medicine, Botox has its side effects, although most patients will not experience them. However, there are cases when patients will have common to rare side effects.
Common Side Effects:
Although the following are labeled as a common side effect, not everyone will experience these symptoms. Similarly, not all symptoms in the list will be experienced at the same time.
- Difficulty with swallowing
- Restricted eye movements
- Dry eyes
- Reactions at the site of injections
- Irritation of Cornea of the eyes
- Turning outward or inward of the edge of the eyelids
- Decreased in blinking
- Double vision
- Skin rash
- Drooping of the upper eyelids
- Facial pain
- Slight paralysis of the face
- Cough with mucus
- Tightness in chest
- Difficulty in breathing
- Difficulty in speaking
The common procedure of Botox does not have side effects or complications after the session. The list of side effects in this blog is more likely a reaction of the medicine from other medical complications or medications you had before the injection of the Botox. That is why it is important to talk carefully with your injector about your medical history before getting a Botox procedure.
There have been no death or serious complications resulted from Botox which has been reported in the past. However, if you experience severe and prolonged symptoms of any in the list, immediately seek and medical consultation. Your safety is the most important.
Talk to a Specialist to Avoid Unwanted Side Effects:
A careful discussion of the procedure and your qualifications for the procedure is necessary to ensure a safe and successful session. If you are thinking of having a Botox procedure, make sure to talk to your provider about the following:
- Are you a good candidate for the procedure?
- Do you have a medical history that may affect the reaction of the medicine to your health and well-being?
- What will be used for the numbing of the face?
- What precautions will you need to take after the procedure?
- Which part of your face should be needing an injection?
- What is your desired result after the procedure?
- When will you be back for another session of the Botox injection operation?
Where Can You Have a Botox Procedure?
A Botox procedure should be done by a certified medical aesthetic provider. In Utah, you can find an excellent cosmetic injection provider, Refresh Aesthetics. We aim to create a comfortable and successful cosmetic injection for our patients where we value and provides a customized plan to achieve your desired result and confidence in a cost that you can afford.
Enhance your natural beauty at Refresh, by contacting us and sending us a message or by calling our office and talk to one of our representatives at +1 801-380-7877. Achieve the youthful and natural glow of your skin with us. We are waiting for you to make the best refreshing choice!