When using Botox to correct frown lines, there are several potential side effects. Some of these are run-of-the-mill issues and are easily corrected, others rare but with more dramatic effects. It’s helpful to be aware of all of these side effects when going in for Botox injections.
Common side effects of Botox injections include minor swelling and bruising at or around the injection site. These usually fade quickly in the days following the procedure. You may also experience temporary headaches or nausea. To learn more about recommended treatments, contact your physician.
After getting frown lines treated with Botox, patients sometimes experience the formation of bunny lines, wrinkles on the bridge of the nose, as a result of the overcompensation of different muscle groups. Thankfully, Botox can be used to preemptively treat this or as a corrective technique after they have formed.
A rare side effect of Botox used on frown lines is drooping eyebrows or eyelids. It can also cause an overly raised eyebrow, often called the “Spock” look (referencing the Star Trek character); this can be fixed with Botox. Since Botox is temporary and will wear off after about four months, these issues will also go away naturally.
Both of the aforementioned side effects can be caused by Botox that has either migrated or has been incorrectly targeted, thus affecting the wrong muscles. Migration of Botox is often caused by pressure around the injection site. Because of this, make sure to avoid pressing on the area. Incorrect injection targeting can be avoided by choosing a plastic surgeon with a great deal of precision and experience.
Dr. Debra Kroll has the experience needed to give you accurate, precise, and effective Botox that will ease and erase your frown lines. For an appointment with Dr. Kroll, contact our New York office today.