Botox® is a popular neuromodulator used in many different areas of medicine. Most patients think of Botox and its similar counterpart, Dysport®, as a way of addressing unwanted fine lines and wrinkles on the face. However, it has been used for decades for other purposes, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis, chronic migraines, and even overactive bladder. But what are the complications of this injectable when used as a cosmetic dermatology solution to aging skin? Below are just a few things Dr. Bertha Baum of Aventura Dermatology wants you to consider when determining if Botox injections are right for you.

Can Botox cause eye bags?

One of the most common concerns regarding Botox and Dysport injections is complications or side effects. It is true that Botox and Dysport can contribute to the development of eye bags. Certain patients who are more susceptible to fluid accumulation may experience these issues. This includes individuals with sinusitis, allergies, or oculi muscle disorder. These can all contribute to the bloating of the skin underneath the eyelids, which can create bags. In addition, certain factors such as sleep deprivation, fatigue, and sleeplessness can also significantly draw more attention to excess fat and fluid underneath the eyes. Knowing the risks and complications of Botox and Dysport injections can help patients be more prepared for these concerns.

What other side effects may occur?

Botox and Dysport can cause patients to experience itching, redness, and bruising at the injection sites, but these often resolve on their own. Patients must talk to Dr. Bertha Baum about what they can expect from treatment–both the good and the bad–to determine if they are proper candidates. Botox has many benefits, including improved appearance, smoother wrinkles and folds, and affordability.

Schedule an appointment with the team at Aventura Dermatology

If you reside in the areas of Hallandale or Boca Raton, FL, and want to speak to a professional about both the pros and cons of Botox and Dysport injections, consider requesting a visit with Dr. Bertha Baum of Aventura Dermatology. Call one of her two locations for a consultation appointment today!

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