If you scan the web looking for Botox Side Effects, you can quickly find scary stories and photos of people that have reported terrible outcomes. Botox is a powerful drug and can be very dangerous when used incorrectly. However, it is an extremely rare occurrence for a patient in Tampa to suffer from Botox side effects…IF they had the injections done by an experienced medical professional. The majority of complications related to Botox injections are primarily due to an inexperienced administrator.
Botox Side Effects are Rare
Although botulinum toxin is a lethal, naturally occurring substance, it can be used as an effective and powerful wrinkle reducing medication when purified. Botox Cosmetic is a purified version of botulinum toxin A and is considered to be very safe when used properly by an experienced plastic surgeon or trained medical professional. It is used in small doses to block the certain facial muscles to eliminate lines or wrinkles around the eyes, in the brow or other areas of the face. When administered by a professional, most Botox side effects are minor and include allergic reactions, rash, or tenderness at the injection site. These small side effects will usually clear up within a day or so following treatment.
If Botox is injected in the wrong facial muscles or in too large a dose, then more serious complications can occur. Some of the side effects can include difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, nausea, weakness, drooping of the eyelid, double vision or in extreme cases facial paralysis. These cases are typically brought on when an inexperienced injector administers the Botox improperly.
Avoid Botox Side Effects by Choosing a Good Administrator
A trained medical professional with knowledge of the facial muscles is usually better equipped to deliver the optimal dose of Botox to reduce wrinkles without any risk of complications. According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, “the key is to have a good understanding of the anatomy of the facial muscles and to start with a low dose of Botox. It takes a certain amount of skill to deliver exactly the right dose into the right muscle in order to provide optimal effects without chance of side effects.” So make sure that you select an experienced administrator that works under the direction of a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Whichever provider you choose, should also be operating within an accredited medical facility just in case of an unexpected allergic reaction or side effect. An accredited medical facility will have safety procedures and equipment in place to avert any serious complications.
Botox Side Effects More Common in Non-Medical Settings
Many of the horror stories on the internet about Botox Side Effects are often a result of “bargain Botox” delivered by an inexperienced injector in a non-medical setting. “Because Botox is considered to be very safe, some people believe that they can get a better deal by attending a Botox party or allowing their hair stylist to inject the Botox at less cost” says Dr. Castellano. “However the risks are far greater when working with a non-trained injector that may not be aware of the proper placement or dosage.” In many cases, a bad injection of Botox may leave your eyelid droopy or you face partially paralyzed for a temporary period of time. Usually Botox will last from three to six months, but a large dose can impair vision, breathing or even be lethal in some rare cases. The “discount” is really not worth the risk.
If you are interested in reducing wrinkles and learning more about how Botox Cosmetic can work to improve your appearance, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa for a complimentary consultation. Dr. Castellano or our knowledgeable medical staff can determine if Botox is right for you or if another treatment will be more beneficial to reduce facial lines. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Dominic Castellano is double-board certified and is a highly respected and experienced plastic surgeon. Call (813)975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information www.EliteTampa.com.