What You Can Do To Avoid Botox Side Effects
The list of possible side effects mentioned in our previous post is a long one, but it would be extremely rare for anyone to experience all of them. The following six tips will help minimize or prevent most Botox side effects:
- Make sure your practitioner is very experienced at Botox injections and is a respected medical professional. A salon stylist, for example, is not an appropriate person to administer Botox, because he or she would not have emergency equipment or sufficient medical knowledge if something went wrong. Some disreputable people have reportedly administered injections that were over or under-diluted with saline, as well as counterfeit solutions that didn’t contain Botox at all.
- Before having injections, tell your practitioner about any health problems you have.
- Also tell your practitioner about medications, vitamins, herbal preparations or other supplements you take, since some combinations of these supplements with Botox could cause serious side effects. It’s especially important to mention if you’ve taken any injected antibiotics, muscle relaxants, allergy, and cold or sleep medicines.
- Follow your practitioner’s pre and post-injection instructions very carefully.
- Report all side effects — especially those that are bothering you or won’t go away.
- Beware of Botox injections at a “Botox party” at someone’s house. You need to be in a medical setting, where any side effects can be treated immediately.
Are You Ready For Botox?
Many wonder about muscle spasms in relation to Botox. Muscle spasms in the area of the Botox injections do not occur while the Botox is effective. After all, Botox can also be used to treat spasms related to benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia and temporomandibular joint disorder.
When considering Botox, it is important to find a practitioner who has long experience with giving Botox injections. Dr. D. Scott Rotatori is a Board Certified plastic surgeon that has practiced for more than 17 years. If you’d like to learn more about Botox, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rotatori today. Not sure which cosmetic procedure is right for you? You can review all of our in-office cosmetic skin care procedures here or contact us directly with any questions.