Sunday, August 19, 2012

Side Effects Of Botox

Botox is the most common, and one of the top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed to remove facial wrinkles worldwide. Not only celebrities but commoners too go for this procedure to regain a youthful appearance.

Side effects of Botox:

With the benefits come the side effects too which include:

• Blurred vision
• Dry mouth
• Fatigue
• Headaches
• Voice changes
• Speech problems
• Difficulty in breathing and swallowing, in severe cases it may result in loss of life.
• Droopy eyelids
• Double vision
• Allergic reactions
• Swelling of the mouth or throat
• Redness at the injection site
• Blinking problems
• Bleeding behind the eyeball
• Bronchitis
• Pain in the facial muscles
• Tooth problems
• Flu like symptoms, such as a fever and chills
• High blood pressure

Some of these side effects last for about a week and some may wear off in around 6 weeks. But some of these side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to a medical professional soon.

Pregnant women or women who are breast feeding, alongwith people who are taking antibiotics are recommended not to use Botox, as they have increased risk of adverse reactions.

Before going for this treatment a proper consultation with a reputed doctor is a must.

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