I have some lines in my forehead that I’d like to smooth out with Botox. I know it’s a treatment that is widely used, but other than the basics, I don’t know that much about it. I assume that it’s safe, but I’m wondering if it’s something that one could have an allergic or negative reaction to. Is a sensitivity or allergy to Botox something that you test for prior to injecting it into a new patient?
Very rarely patients have a local tissue reaction to Botox. It is not a true allergy and there is no need to test for allergy. The most common negative response to Botox is relaxation of muscle groups which were not intended to be relaxed or the intended muscle group is relaxed to a greater or lesser extent than desired. Botox is perhaps the safest aesthetic procedure one can pursue.
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