Side Effects of Botox Injections

Botox treatments are often chosen to tighten facial femininity who started 'seized' by wrinkles. This treatment is much-loved because it is done without surgery. But before injecting Botox, you should learn first what are the side effects.

Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that contains botulinum toxin type A, albumin and sodium chloride. It is usually used to control muscle spasms, severe underarm sweating and cosmetic repairs.

Botox has been approved by the FDA to smooth lines between the eyebrows called glabellar line. But this treatment is used unofficially for horizontal forehead lines, legs, lines in the corners of the mouth and wrinkles around the lips for smokers.

Although it can make the face becomes taut and youthful, it does not mean Botox without any side effects. Here are some of the side effects caused by Botox, as reported Boldsky, Tuesday (09/04/2013).

1. Allergic reactions

If you are allergic to any ingredient Botox injection, the most common side effects are allergic reactions. It can be characterized by itching, wheezing, asthma, rash, red welts, and dizziness. It is advisable to consult as soon as possible if you have respiratory problems or feeling dizzy.

2. Bruising and swelling

This is a direct side effect of Botox injections, especially if you have sensitive skin. Mild or moderate pain may occur simultaneously with redness due to minor injuries to soft tissue.

3. Eyelid glaze

In certain cases, the side effects of Botox can spread beyond the injection site a little to be desired and affecting the surrounding tissue. If the injection is done in the forehead close to the eyebrows or upper eyelids, chances are you may experience temporary eyelid glaze.

4. Urological problems

Botox is also used in the treatment of overactive bladder, which causes the urge to urinate because of an uncontrollable contraction of the bladder muscles. Botox injections can help relax the muscles, but can also cause urinary tract infections.

5. Flu-like symptoms

This is one of the most common side effect from Botox injections. This usually happens a week after the injection of Botox. This can include fever, headache, body aches, chills and runny nose.

6. Sinus infections

Some people get a sinus infection after injection of Botox. Sinus may swell and can cause recurrent headaches. Neck can also be tense along with a sinus infection.

7. Bronchitis and ISPA

This can occur in patients who treat muscle spasms. In patients with reduced lung function, Botox can cause difficulty breathing and the treatment of the upper arm may cause upper respiratory infections (ARI)