Side Effects

    Side effects are generally minor, temporary and rare. Paralysis of the wrong muscle group by improper application and allergic reactions are uncommon but have been reported. In cosmetic use, this can result in inappropriate facial expression such as drooping eyelid, double vision, uneven smile, or loss of the ability to close eyes. This will wear off in around six weeks. Bruising at the site of injection is a side effect not of the toxin, but rather the mode of administration. Bruising is prevented by the clinician applying pressure to the injection site and  changing needles frequently but may still occur. These bruises can last 7–11 days. Swelling or redness at the injection site are more common adverse reaction and are self-limited and generally last less than an hour. A consent will be given to you prior to injection that will include a detailed explanation of all possible side effects and adverse reaction.

    Individuals who are pregnant, have egg allergies or a neuromuscular disorder are advised to avoid neurotoxin treatments.