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Our Doctors’ Experience Minimizes BOTOX® Cosmetic Risks


BOTOX Cosmetic logoBOTOX Cosmetic can help patients achieve younger-looking skin, but, as is the case with any dermal filler, injections can involve certain risks and side effects. These are typically minor, such as tingling or bruising at the injection site. During your initial consultation at our Halifax, NS, office, Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau will ask about any allergies or health conditions you have in order to reduce any BOTOX Cosmetic risks you may face with treatment. 

BOTOX Cosmetic Risks and Side Effects

The vast majority of patients who receive BOTOX Cosmetic injections cope well with the treatment. A small number of patients experience minor side effects for the first few hours following treatment. These generally subside as the day goes on. Allergic reactions are possible, so it is important to discuss any allergies you may have with Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau prior to treatment.

Possible Side Effects of BOTOX Cosmetic

If you experience any side effects at all, it is likely that they will be minor in nature. Some of the most common—and minor—side effects patients experience after an injection includes:

  • Drooping of the eyelids
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling or bruising at the injection site
  • Numbness or tingling in the treatment area
  • Nausea
  • Headache

Most of the time, these side effects are mild in nature and subside within a few hours. They rarely last more than a day. 

Rare Side Effects

In rare cases, BOTOX Cosmetic can travel from the injection site and affect other areas of your body. This can result in more serious complications, such as:

  • Vision impairment
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme fatigue

If you experience any of these severe and unusual side effects, we urge you to seek immediate medical attention.

Understanding the risks associated with injectable treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic can better prepare you for what to expect during and after your treatment.

Increased Risks

There are certain factors that can increase your risk for side effects and serious complications. During your consultation with Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau, you should mention:

  • If you are pregnant
  • If you abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances
  • If you have any neurological complications
  • If you have cardiovascular disease

The Landings Surgery Centre Difference

As board-certified surgeons with more than 25 years of experience, Drs. Bendor-Samuel and Boileau take the necessary steps to minimize risks and ensure patients can enjoy beautiful and natural-looking results. Both our doctors and our staff closely evaluate patient anatomy and medical histories to reduce the risk of complications. All of our treatments are customized to meet each of our patients’ unique needs and cosmetic goals.

Learn More about BOTOX Cosmetic

Understanding the risks associated with injectable treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic can better prepare you for what to expect during and after your treatment. As an injectable treatment, BOTOX Cosmetic is much less invasive than other cosmetic procedures, which significantly reduces the risk of more serious complications. For more information about BOTOX Cosmetic, or to find out if the treatment is right for you, call our office at (866) 928-0023 or contact The Landings Surgical Centre online today.

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JoAnne Reid, Nursing Director, The Landings Surgical Centre

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