In most cases there are few, if any side effects for Botulinum toxin injections. Treatments have been used safely by millions of people worldwide.
Botulinum toxin treatments have been approved by Health Canada and the FDA for the treatment of frown lines, hyperhidrosis and other conditions. If you do experience any side effects, they will usually be minor conditions such as temporary eyelid droop or swelling. The experience and skill of the doctor can minimize these side effects.
Other Side Effects of Botulinum Toxin Treatments
Although not common, there are some other side effects that you should be aware of, including:
- Dry mouth or dry eyes
- Siscomfort, pain, swelling or redness
- Neck pain
- Eye conditions such as double or blurred vision
- Allergic reactions such as itching, rash or welts wheezing
- Other asthma symptoms
- Feeling faint or dizzy
For more information about Botulinum toxin side effects, visit the Allergan Canada website.