Dangers and side effects of botox
Although Botox has few side effects, it has been noted that approximately 1% of individuals who are injected with the bacterial extract develop antibodies against the toxin, leading to inefficiency in the following treatments.
Rarely, a person may develop a genetic predisposition that causes a mild, temporary and abnormal response to the medication.
BTA may cause the following adverse effects:
- Slight pain, local edema and/or erythema on the area that has been injected.
- Temporary numbness
- Slight nausea
- Transient and undesirable weakness of the surrounding musculature
- Short-term drooping of the upper lid or brow
- The lower eyelid or lateral rectus becomes weak
- Weakness of the neck
- Brachial plexopathy
- Unclear vision
- Dryness of the mouth
- Extreme tiredness