Since the 1990s, Botox Cosmetic has been successfully used to reduce dynamic wrinkles, like Crow’s Feet and forehead creases. Today, the injectible is the most popular noninvasive cosmetic treatment around the world. Through the years, the treatment has become increasingly safe and effective, as millions of people choose Botox as part of their anti-aging strategy. Although small, Botox can still produce minor side-effects, and on the rare occasion, more serious complications.
Side-Effects and Complications of Botox
Side-effects of Botox Cosmetic are generally mild and short-lived. These can include pinpoint bleeding, bruising, and tenderness along the treatment area. Swelling is also common. In just a few days, most of these issues will have resolved.
Some patients may experience nausea, headaches, or flu-like symptoms following their Botox injections. More serious complications from Botox injections are rare, such as an allergic reaction, nerve damage, or infection. During your consultation appointment, an experienced plastic surgeon will carefully explain all of the possible complications that can arise after a Botox treatment, what to symptoms to be on the lookout for, and when to call the doctor.
How to Avoid Side-Effects From Botox
While it is impossible to completely avoid any side effects from Botox, you can ensure the safest procedure possible. Put your trust in the practice of a board certified plastic surgeon, experienced in Botox and injectible treatments. Never get injections in someone’s home or in a ‘pop-up shop’.
Prior to your Botox injections, a good plastic surgeon will carefully assess your skin’s health and review your medical history, to determine if the treatment is right for you. An experienced doctor will know the correct dosage needed to achieve the desired results. Additionally, he/she should be knowledgeable regarding the delicate facial anatomy, ensuring each injection is placed in the correct location. Too much Botox, in the wrong area – such as the muscles elevating the upper eyelid, will mean sagging tissue and drooping lids.
Unfortunately, as every patient is different, there is still a very small chance that a complication will occur with Botox injections, even when applied by a board certified, experienced plastic surgeon. Know what to expect during your Botox recovery, and should any unexpected discomfort, swelling, or sagging occur, contact your provider immediately for instructions.
The Safest Botox in Houston
The aesthetic professionals at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique are the number one provider of Botox Cosmetic in Houston. All treatments are performed by an experienced aesthetician or Dr. Paul Vitenas, in our state-of-the-art facility. Schedule your complimentary Botox consultation by calling Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at (281) 407-9549. During this appointment, the pros and cons of Botox Cosmetic will be reviewed, and a personalized treatment plan will be created.