Botox Side Effects

People around the world take Botox seriously, and sometimes a little too seriously. Botox is usually taken in small dosages, depending on where it is intended to be. As for the face, the standard dosage is one injection for every few months depending on the patient’s reaction to the neurotoxin. Although only with positive results to be intended, turning a blind eye on how much Botox is injected into you, could seriously turn an eye blind (pun intended).


1. Moving less

You might think that botox was just for the face, or specific parts of the body and well, you are correct up to that point, but it doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. The neurotoxin does not stay in one place. It has a chance probability of spreading around neighboring parts of the body, no matter how little or how much had been administered into the patients, and that is considered to be detrimental to a certain degree. This may potentially heighten the chance of muscular paralysis, and overall weaker muscle tissue. Talk about a thick face!


2. The face

People from all walks of life use Botox. From simple housewives who want to retain their youthful disposition, to A-list Hollywood celebrities that survive on their beauty for their future films and photography. As usual, once people get hooked on something good, they tend to over do it, and often take more than they should, which is not always good, especially when Botox is involved. Since what Botox basically does to one’s face is the intentional paralysis of facial muscles to prevent the production of wrinkles and forehead lines, the long term effect and overdose can cause a plethora of problems such as speech disabilities, weakness of muscles throughout the body, blurry vision, bladder control loss, breathing and swallowing difficulties. In addition, while Botox may be a common practice today, physically, people might react differently to it. To find out whether Botox works for you, it’s advisable to consult a professional for free before getting a jab.


3. Psychological Addiction

Speculations have spread around that Botox could cause its users to be addicted to it. This rumor is false, as it is nothing more than a cosmetic and medical treatment. When people are usually too pleased with results, they tend to overlook or ignore the consequences and act accordingly to what is “good” or “improvement” in their eyes. Botox is one of few cosmetic treatments that can produce immediate pleasing results. At this point of acknowledgement, it develops into a routine, and eventually, a lifestyle, and when that happens, overdose, excess treatment and abuse are likely to follow.