What are the complications and complication rates of cosmetic Botox injections?
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What are the complications and complication rates of cosmetic Botox injections? Evidence-based answer: Complications from cosmetic Botox injections depend on the location of treatment; they include headache (2%–17%), brow ptosis (3.1%), blepharoptosis (2.5%), muscle imbalance (6.9%), muscle bulge (5.9%), and bruising (9.2%–25%). Complications may last from several hours (headache) up to 1 month (some nerve paralysis) (SOR: A, systematic review of RCTs and subsequent RCT). Treatment applied to the upper and periocular regions of the face have the highest complication rates (4%–8%) (SOR: C, case series).
Evidence-Based Practice 19, no. 5 (2016): 1-2