Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that has been used for years to reduce wrinkles and give the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. While it is generally considered safe and effective, there are some potential long-term side effects that you should be aware of before undergoing treatment. The most common immediate side effects of Botox injections are flu-like symptoms such as nausea and headaches. Over time, however, your muscles may become trained not to make expressions that form wrinkles so aggressively.
This means that even after stopping Botox injections after years of use, you may still notice fewer wrinkles between your eyes or on your forehead. In addition to the general diffusion mechanism, another source of serious side effects is anaphylactic shock. This is not common, but patients who start Botox treatment too early may be at risk of suffering this side effect. Usually, the toxic effects of botulinum toxin can appear on the tenth or eleventh injection, after previous uncomplicated injections. Drugs that may alter the effects of botulinum toxin include aminoglycosides, cyclosporine, D-penicillamine, muscle relaxants, especially curare-type non-depolarizing blockers, and succinylcholine, aminoquinolones, quinidine, magnesium sulfate, and lincosamide.
To prevent bruising, you can apply ice to the site before the injection or make sure you are not taking any anticoagulant medications such as warfarin or aspirin. The temporary side effects of injecting Botox around the eyes include pain, saggy eyelids, and fat bumps. Sequelas that can occur anywhere after a botulinum toxin injection include pain, edema, erythema, ecchymosis, and short-term hyperesthesia. Overall, long-term data shows that when used correctly, the chances of long-term complications with Botox are low. However, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects before undergoing treatment. Preventive methods such as applying ice to the site before the injection and avoiding anticoagulant medications can help reduce the risk of serious side effects.