Since 1997, aesthetic medical treatments have seen more than 250% increase in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and Botox treatment is the most used of all the treatment procedures. Although the side effects of Botox treatments are minimal, there could be severe side effects.
Before you choose a specialist for your Botox treatment, look beyond the track record of Botox swelling frequency in past patients after treatment, but assess their knowledge of the anatomy of the face. Why? According to a report published in the journal of Plastic Surgical Nursing, there are some danger zones in the face specialists must avoid to prevent complications that can result from occlusion of specific facial arterial and venous struures
Danger zones to avoided by Specialists
The major body tissues that could be damaged by Botox treating are arteries. Resulting complications from these tissues are always more severe than swelling after Botox. The danger zones to avoid to prevent any damage to underlying structures include:
- Glabella: This is in the area of the forehead. Complications here is always severe because the vessels are small and lack any alternate means of circulation if any of them is blocked. It is the most risk-prone area.
- Alar grove: This is the slightly depressed area between the side of the nose and the cheeks. Excessive comprehension or direct injection into vessels can lead to necrosis (death of cells of some parts of the face).
Signs You May Experience A Severe Complication
- Intense pain in the areas of treatment
- Diminished vision
- Greyish skin coloration
When any of this is observed, no ice should be used on the treated areas and if already in use should be discontinued immediately. Other treatments procedure will be determined by your specialist.
Severe side effects are rare compared to Botox swelling which could be easily prevented and treated with our Proboxin cream. We will advise raising concerns with your doctor and gauge their response to be sure you are in safer hands.