An allergic reaction to botox injections is possible, although it is not very common. There have been no cases of systemic (whole-body) reactions to Botox and no one has died. Usually, an adverse side effect of botox will occur within the first week after treatment. The short answer is that, similar to any invasive treatment or procedure, there may be side effects or complications.
You may experience redness, bruising, bleeding, or swelling. More serious complications include allergic reactions, shortness of breath, and headache or flu-like symptoms. However, these side effects can be limited or prevented if treatment is performed by a trained professional with anatomical knowledge. Like any other medical or cosmetic treatment, Botox injections can go wrong.
The risk of masseter botox going wrong and affecting the bite or chewing is actually very low. Can you guess why? This is because we all have four different muscles that control the masticatory action of the jaw. The other three muscles remain functional if only Botox is injected into the masseter muscle. The cost of Botox treatments varies depending on the amount of compound needed to make the desired correction and whether you are using a combination of neurotherapy and fillers.
The effect is temporary in the sense that after a few months, the relaxed muscles retain their tension and a new injection is required. The good news is that Botox is a procedure that produces temporary results, meaning that even a “serious case of Botox” will disappear over time. It is difficult to tell right after an injection if there is going to be an unnatural looking result. And for the crow's feet area, if you inject Botox in a pattern that reduces the elevation of the cheeks, hollow eyes and squirrel cheeks can be seen.
If you lie down, the botulinum toxin that is injected into the muscle can move in a different direction. It occurs when an injection of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin causes one side of the lips to fall lower than the other, altering their overall shape. Most people know Botox for its cosmetic effects, such as minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, but Botox has been used for years to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis, migraines, TMD (or disorders that result from problems with the jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles) and more. With mandibular botox, it's about striking a good balance between reducing bruxism (and slimming the muscle) and preserving the ability to chew and bite normally.
If your doctor only gives a few treatments a week, it is likely that the products are on their shelves and they are not giving you fresh Botox. A doctor who is extensively trained in facial anatomy, with years of experience in injections, is a protection against bad Botox. When botulinum toxin is injected into any area of the body, the toxin is at risk of spreading into surrounding muscles. This means that there is less room for error when injecting into the wrong layer of skin, such as with dermal filler, for example.
It's important to talk to your doctor or doctor to get a complete idea of what you can expect from Botox injections. In addition to doing the necessary research before proceeding with Botox, the best way to get the results you want is to understand what Botox is, why it works, and how it is used.