How is Botox Cosmetic Performed?
Botox is freshly prepared on the day of the injection. Once this is injected into the small muscles at the corners of the eyes, in the forehead or in between the brows; it paralyzes those specific muscles and improves the appearance of the wrinkles. This paralyzing of the muscles, however, is temporary and you need to be re-injected within a period of 3 to 10 months. Alternative treatments would include an injection of free fat or collagen or a brow lift for a surgical excision of muscles. It is very rare to see a complication with Botox but it could include paralysis of a nearby muscle resulting in loss of function even though temporary (for instance a drooping eyelid).
Any risks or individual suitability of Botox must be discussed directly with your physician during consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, any major complications are not foreseen during Botox. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery.