I had Botox injections in my forehead one week ago and I'm suffering from some side effects. Any suggestions?
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Botox side effects
Botox Side Effects
I would like to know do you have any other medical conditions? With Botox, especially the first couple of times receiving it you can experience a headache, fullness in the forehead, or feel as though your brow has been lowered (even when it may not be). The reason for experiencing these symptoms is because your forehead muscles are relaxing and your body tries to interpret this new feeling. After a week, these feelings should resolve. Botox should have no affect on swallowing, unless you’re having an allergic reaction- which is rare. If you have any significant swelling, such as facial, lip or tongue swelling, then I would suggest contacting your physician immediately.
The heaviness in the forehead maybe related to over injection of the frontalis. The other symptoms, mainly the drawn out headache and difficulty swallowing are not common with Botox injection. I would recommend you followup with you injector in-person.
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Without seeing a photo it is difficult to assess accurately. But it sounds like the Botox was placed too low on the forehead which would cause the eyebrows to fall making it appear that your eyelids are swollen. Fortunately none of this is permanent, and will start to improve 3-4 weeks down the road sine you had a "small amount". The difficulty swallowing would difficult to blame on the Botox in the forehead. I would check with your regular doctor if this doesn't improve. Also I would not recommend going to a "nurse" for these injections and would see a physician trained in cosmetic treatments. Saving a couple of dollars per unit is not worth it in the end.
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