Botox injections should be given only by a trained medical professional, even when used for cosmetic purposes.
Do not seek Botox injections from more than one medical professional at a time. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last Botox injection. Using this medication more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected.
Before receiving a Botox injection, tell your doctor if you have ALS ( Lou Gehrig's disease), myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or heart disease.
The effects of a Botox injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. After repeat injections, it may take less and less time before your symptoms return, especially if your body develops antibodies to the Botox.Call your doctor at once if you have drooping eyelids, vision problems, severe muscle weakness, or trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing. Some of these effects can occur up to several weeks after a Botox injection.