Botox Side Effects

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Dr Horn is an expert in cosmetic procedures with superior outcomes. However, as with all procedures and medications, there are potential side effects that need to be disclosed.  Botox side effects vary according to injection site, dose, frequency of injections, the individual and the level of physician expertise. That is why it is paramount to choose an expert like Dr Horn for your Botox treatment.

Botox side effects can include pain, tenderness, swelling or bruising at the injection site. These are temporary side effects.

Very rarely if the botox reaches the upper eyelid muscle there may be transient eyelid drooping also known as ptosis. This is the most significant risk and occurs in about 1 in 1000 injections. Eye drops may temporarily reduce eyelid droop if it should occur.

The following is a list of reported possible Botox side effects:

  • Temporary bruising
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) – when treating cervical dystonia
  • Dry eyes
  • Double vision
  • Facial droop
  • Upper respiratory-tract infection
  • Headache
  • Pain in the face and neck
  • Muscle weakness
  • Ptosis (eyelid drooping)
  • Bruising/soreness at injection site
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Nausea