Do you have frown lines or ‘scary lines’ that make you look angry, older, or worried all the time, even when you are not? That’s where Botox comes in as a solution without downtime, and without going under the knife.

What are the risks of Botox?

Botulinum toxin injections are generally well tolerated, however, here are some of the potential side effects:

  • Mild pain, swelling, numbness,reddening of the skin, bleeding, or bruising at the injection site.
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach.
  • Temporary drooping eyelids.
  • Fluid buildup
  • Numbness
  • Mild nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Neck weakness
  • Brachial plexopathy – a condition affecting the nerves either side of the neck and chest.

Around 1 percent of people receiving injections of botulinum toxin type A develop antibodies to the toxin that make subsequent treatments ineffective.

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