What are the side effects of Botox and its price?

As i m living in india and i have a very strong masster muscle, so i want to reduce the masster muscle but i m scared because of side effect of the botox. So please tell me the what are the side effect of the botox And what are the prices of botox treatment

Doctor Answers 6

Botox and Pricing

Botox price is depedent on who you go to, their skill and expertise and location. I suggest you see an expert and do not compromise your care for cost or distance.  Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

Botox for the masseter

Thank you for your question Satleen. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. It can be placed in the lower face to decrease the size of the masseter. With any injection there are risks for pain, bleeding, bruising, and infection. If Botox spreads it can affect surrounding muscles. Depending on the location such side effects can include an asymmetric smile, droopy eyelids, and blurred vision. Pricing varies from region to region and office to office. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
Encino Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Botox Side Effects

Thanks for your question. This is a question that we get asked often by our patients. The most common SIDE-EFFECTS of toxin injections include: Swelling, Redness, and Bruising at the site of injection. Complications are rare and only temporary, but may include paralysis of other nearby muscles, temporary eyelid ptosis (dropping of eyelids, 2% risk, lasts 2-3 weeks), temporary brow ptosis (dropping of eyebrows, 2% risk, lasts 2-3 weeks), cross-eyes, ectropion or edema of the lower eyelid, dry eyes, double vision, transient headaches (10%), local numbness (lasting 2-3 weeks), flu-like symptoms, rash at the injection site, pain at the injection site, infections, and bruising (need to avoid blood thinning medications). Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling only if needed. This may be applied for 3 minutes, 3 times per day, for up to 3 days. This is best done with a bag of peas in a zip lock bag. Only apply light pressure to the area. Only take Tylenol if you get a headache or migraine.

Alim R. Devani, MD, FRCPC
Calgary Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Side effects & cost of Botox

Botox is a safe and effective treatment that has been used for over 20 years, in millions of people, of all ages.  The safety profile is excellent, generally speaking limited to an occasional headache or very mild bruise. With a less experienced injector, certainly more side effects are possible. The cost depends on the area being treated, how much movement reduction you'd like, how deep the dynamic wrinkles are, gender (men need much more units in general), and the expertise of the physician. See your dermatologist and they can give you a precise cost/quote.

Benjamin Barankin, MD
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

What are the side effects of Botox and it's price?

Thank you for your question. There are various side effects of Botox, although it has been proven to be every safe and effective. It is best to discuss your particular problem area with an expert injector and ask all questions in a consultation. Botox can differ in price and amount depending on the clinic and injector. Botox can range from $8unit - $20unit. Perhaps consider researching a highly recommended clinic in your area and schedule a consult. 

Hope this helps, 

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 425 reviews

Botox side effects

I recommend you review the online information on Botox side effects and discuss your concerns with your local dermatologist or plastic surgeons. Botox price is local and you need to call your doctors to determine what to expect.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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