Since the 1970s Botulinum toxin has been successfully used in medicine and has become an integral part of aesthetic medicine nowadays. This potentially harmful substance is in hands of experienced physicians almost risk free and can be applied without concerns.
Never the less improper application can cause:
- Temporary paralytic symptoms
- Hanging lids
- Asymmetric eye-brows
- Hyperelevation of eyebrows (called Mephisto sign, Spock´s eyebrow)
- Hanging lips, phonation disorders
- Mask-like face when treating multiple face regions synchronously
Sauna and solarium visits should be avoided for 3-4 days after treatment. Skin lesions have to be completely healed up before treatment. A risk/benefit analysis is necessary in the case of intake of blood-thinning medication. Application of Botulinun toxin is contraindicated during pregnancy and breast-feeding periods.
Swelling, redding and small hematoma can occur around the injection sites, but almost disappear in 48-72 hours post application. A rare side effect is headache for a short time period after treatment of forehead wrinkles. In extremely rare cases antibody formation can lead to a significant reduction or even neutralization of Botulinum toxin effects. Allergic reactions of Botulinum toxin are negligible. No long-term side effects are known so far. On request we are happy to give you the package insert which provides additional information about the used product.