The thought could unnerve the most enthusiastic youth-seeker.
1. To minimize the chance of complications, patients are asked to do two things: use the facial muscles so the botox is attracted to the right areas — "just make funny faces for half an hour,"
2. Avoid lying down for up to four hours
There's no need to worry about being left expressionless. Improvements should show themselves within two to five days.
The risks, though rare, include bruising, numbness, swelling, muscle twitching, headache, droopy eyebrow and, most commonly, a droopy eyelid.
Rarely, if the botox drifts too close to the eye muscles, a person can find it impossible to open their eyelid completely.
Some people shouldn't use botox, such as women who are pregnant or breast-feeding and people with certain kinds of medical problems, including musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.