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What Are The Side Effects Of Botox In The Forehead?

After trying different cosmetic products (creams, moisturizers, serums, etc.) that swear up and down, they’ll help make wrinkles less noticeable; you still haven’t seen an impact. You aren’t sure what step to take next other than plastic surgery, and you’re not convinced that’s right for you. Besides, it’s just your forehead wrinkles that are bothering you. You don’t want to have an operation just for that. So, what can you do?


The truth is that some hydrating creams do help your skin hold onto moisture. This can help your skin look and feel younger and more elastic; however, these products only treat the surface-level problem.


Your muscles are the real culprits behind your forehead wrinkles and lines. Say you frequently make facial expressions like frowning or lifting your eyebrows. These could make you prone to forehead wrinkles because you’ve been using the same muscles over and over for years. 


It’s hard to alter your muscle memory, especially when you can’t see what your face is doing.

We all have expressions that become natural to us when we’re resting, concentrating, listening, etc. What happens when those muscle contractions start to become permanent expressions? Botox can help with that.


Botox: How It Works

While the process of Botox is simple, the effects can be life-changing. From making you feel more confident to taking years off of your appearance, Botox can benefit your skin better–and faster–than topical cosmetic solutions. These injections don’t just treat the symptoms, and they treat the root problem.


Botox temporarily limits muscle movement in the target area. To treat forehead wrinkles, your injector will inject units of Botox into several spots across your forehead, helping the muscles relax. When the muscles relax, your forehead looks smoother and younger.

Common Side Effects Of Botox

Most Botox side effects are mild and only last a few days. Contact your healthcare provider if you have any severe side effects or allergic reactions.


  • Injection Site Reactions: You may have swelling, pain, or irritation at your injection sites.
  • Drooping Eyelids: If your provider uses too many units of Botox or injects units into the wrong muscles, you could end up with a drooping or sagging eyelid that could interfere with your vision.
  • Bruising: You might have some mild bruising in your forehead after Botox injections.
  • Bleeding: Any time a needle pricks your skin, you can have bleeding. It’s also possible for a small vein to get pricked by the needle and cause bleeding or bruising.
  • Upset Stomach: It’s surprising, but Botox can lead to a slightly upset stomach, such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.
  • Infection: The small injection sites from your Botox session can get infected if you touch your face after treatment.
  • Dry Mouth: If you happen to notice your mouth or throat feel dry after Botox, it’s not your imagination; it’s a common side effect of injections.
  • Spreading: Occasionally, Botox can spread from the areas it’s supposed to treat. This can cause other parts of your face to droop.
  • Headache: You might develop a headache after your Botox session, but this is more common if your injections treat a medical condition.
  • Difficulty Swallowing: If you get too many units of Botox, it can spread to other muscles, including those that control your ability to swallow.


Get The Best Care And Botox Treatments

The best way to avoid side effects from Botox is to choose a qualified provider. It also helps to let your provider know if you’re taking any medications that could interfere with your injections. The providers at PRP in Seattle are professionally trained and capable of delivering satisfying results. Call us at (206) 279-2112 or schedule your consultation online.

Dr. Jonov is a specialist in cosmetic surgery, focusing on procedures for the face, breast, and body at PRP in Seattle Seattle.