In the race to look good and young, botox injections have become a handy tool for people today. In fact, the number of people getting the treatment for cosmetic purposes has increased over the years. At the same time, the neurotoxic protein is also being increasingly used for medicinal purposes. However, just like other medications, botox has also been associated with a number of side effects. While most of them are minor and temporary in nature, a few might turn serious as well. In order to make yourself more aware of the various side effects related to botox, go through the information provided below.
Negative Effects Of Botox
In case of botox use for cosmetic purposes, the following negative effects have been reported, though not by the majority:
- One of the potential side effects of botox injections comprises of drooping muscles and/or skin.
- Nausea might be experienced by a person, after getting botox treatment. In some cases, it might be accompanied by mildly upset stomach as well.
- There have a few people who have complained of indigestion and/or heartburn, after getting injected with botox.
- Botox injections might lead to some bruising, redness and/or swelling around the area that has been treated.
- After getting botox treatment, people have suffered from headaches and/or muscle aches, in some of the cases.
- Following the injection of botox around their face, a few people have complained of facial pain.
- Muscle weakness is yet another side effect that has been associated with botox treatment.
- High blood pressure and tooth problems are amongst the other negative effects associated with botox.
In studies of Botox for treating medical conditions, the following side effects have been reported by a few people:
- There have been a few instances of people complaining of difficulty in swallowing, after receiving botox.
- Vertical misalignment of the eye (vertical deviation) is yet another side effect associated with the injection of botox.
- There have a few people who have complained of upper respiratory infection (such as the common cold), following botox treatment.
- Neck pain and headache have also been reported by some people undergoing botox treatment.
The common side effects of botox, seen in case of cosmetic as well as medicinal use, are:
- Droopy eyelids
- Back pain
- Bleeding at the injection site
- Cough and sore throat
- Dry mouth
- Flu-like symptoms, such as a fever and chills
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Soreness at the injection site
Rare Potential Effects
- In rare cases, there have been reports of botox treatment resulting in allergic reactions in some patients, characterized by unexplained rash, hives, itching, swelling, difficult in breathing, and wheezing.
- Chest pain and double vision have been reported by a handful of people, after getting botox treatment.
- After being injection, botox might migrate to other areas, especially if the patient irritate and/or rubs the treated area.
- In extremely rare cases, Botox has been linked to cases of botulism.