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Botox Risks


Botox RisksBotox has a high safety record. It is vital for patients to understand the risks associated with the procedure for making an educated decision. The main ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin type A. This agent is highly potent and can result in severe adverse effects if delivered inappropriately.

Injecting in the wrong locations or depths or injecting in excessive quantity can do serious harm. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides Botox wrinkle removal injectable treatment to patients in Dallas, Plano, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Botox Side Effects

Botox injections are relatively safe. However, minor side effects are always possible, such as:

  • Swelling, bruising, and pain
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Chills

There are certain side effects that are unique to the injection site. For instance, side effects of Botox in the eye area include:

  • Drooping eyelids
  • Uneven eyebrows
  • Excessive tearing
  • Dry eyes

Botox injections administered around the mouth can result in a crooked smile or drooling. Most side effects don’t last for more than a few days. Drooping eyelids, drooling, and asymmetry are due to the unintentional effects of botulinum toxin on the facial muscles. These side effects would improve only when the toxin wears off completely.

In rare cases, symptoms of botulism may also develop. You should get immediate medical attention if you develop any of the following:

  • Vision problems
  • Difficulty speaking
  • General weakness
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing

Choose a Treatment Provider Carefully

Botox should never be administered by an untrained professional. The compound should only be injected by a trained doctor or provider. Injections need to be precisely administered if you want to avoid side effects. Botox therapy needs to be administered correctly if you don’t want dangerous complications.

Your primary care doctor would be in a good position to refer you to a Botox treatment provider. The injection needs to be administered by someone with enough experience. Skilled and certified doctors are recommended to perform the procedure.

Botox Treatment Preparation

You should inform your doctor if you have had any type of sleeping aids, Botox injections, allergy medications, or muscle relaxants in the past. You would be asked to stop taking prescribed blood thinners if you want to avoid the risk of bleeding or bruising.

Unsuitable Candidates

People with the following complications should not get Botox:

  • Allergic to botulinum component
  • Untreated skin conditions at the treatment area
  • Botox complications from previous treatment
  • Bleeding problems
  • ALS, Myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, and other conditions
  • Chronic breathing issues
  • Asthma

Manufacturer of Botox, Allergan Inc. has advised pregnant and nursing women to avoid the treatment.

The Bottom Line

If you are considering Botox treatments, you should work with a plastic surgeon. It may be less expensive than working for someone who is not licensed. However, this could increase the risk of side effects and complication. Effect of botulinum toxin lasts for anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

You may want to return for more injections in future if you want to maintain consistent results. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan receives patients from Dallas, Plano, Texas, and nearby areas for Botox wrinkle reduction injectable procedure.

Contact Board Certified Dallas Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan to Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic SurgeonDr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

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