What are the potential risks or complications of botulinum toxin injections?
Side effects from botulinum toxin injections vary depending on the area receiving treatment. Most problems improve in a day or two. They include:
- Pain, swelling, redness or bruising at the treatment site.
- Flu-like symptoms.
- Neck pain.
- Upset stomach (indigestion).
- Temporary drooping eyelids (ptosis).
- Eye irritation or redness.
Who should not get botulinum toxin injections?
Botulinum toxin injections are relatively safe. Still, you shouldn’t get this treatment if you have: