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Botox Side Effects

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When considering Botox injections as a rejuvenating skin treatment for wrinkles, it’s important to consider that Botox is as much a service as it is a product. For this reason the results you may experience at one medical practice will not necessarily be the same as at another. We like to say that the “training and not title” of your injector determines the outcome of your Botox treatment.

There are side effects possible when using Botox. This is especially true when the Botox injections are performed by untrained and inexperienced practitioners (see also Botox worst practices). For example, we’ve treated many patients who’ve come to see us after botched injections at MD offices, home based Botox parties, discount spas, or even the offices of non-medical practitioners. The most common side effect includes puffy, saggy or swollen eyelids and/or eyebrows. A sagging brow or eyelid, “Ptosis” as it is called, is the most common mistake associated with improper Botox injections.

For some people, the introduction of Botox Cosmetic into the body may lead to mild side effects stemming from a reaction to the Botox itself. These include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.

Because Botox injections are in fact medical treatments, they should be carried out in a medical environment. In California, a qualified and experienced nurse or physician is required administer the injections. They must thoroughly evaluate the patient’s medical history to ensure that the patient is an appropriate candidate for the treatment. They must also guard against misuse as the treatment is not recommended to women who may be pregnant or breastfeeding.

At Celibre, all treatments are performed by experienced and thoroughly trained staff who will properly evaluate each patient’s condition ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken.

At Celibre Medical, we focus on patient education. This means making our patients aware of the benefits and risks for all the treatments we offer.


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