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Does Botox Cause Inflammation? (Real Research)

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Inflammation. Some of our patients experience mild swelling or inflammation following BOTOX treatment. Inflammation is more common in patients with sensitive skin. Inflammation should not be severe.

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1How Long Does Botox Inflammation Last??

In most cases, swelling of any kind after botox treatment is normal and should subside within one to two days. However, there are rare cases where swelling (especially if accompanied by other symptoms like bruising, a droopy eyelid, or redness) may seem more concerning.

2Can Botox Cause Systemic Inflammation?

The use of intramuscular injections of Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT-A) is common in the treatment of hypertonicity and movement disorders. While most side effects are mild, systemic effects, manifested by generalized weakness distant from the site of injection, have been reported.

3Does Botox Reduce Inflammation?

A simple Botox injection administered in the targeted area will reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Botox injection blocks the stimuli to the nerves that registers as pain causing the targeted muscles to release tension. The relief from the initial injection can be immediate.

4How Do You Reduce Inflammation After Botox?

To alleviate any discomfort, and to reduce potential swelling you may gently, and without pressure, apply cool, not cold compresses to the treatment site. Crushed ice or ice packs must be wrapped in a towel before being applied to the skin. Do not apply ice or anything frozen directly to the skin.

5Can Botox Cause Inflammatory Response?

In general, adverse reactions occur within the first week following injection of BOTOX and, while generally transient, may have a duration of several months or longer. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, erythema, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.

6Is Botox Absorbed Systemically?

Botox stays only where injected, it does not roam through the body. “If I inject it in your face, it’s not going to work [or show up in] your toe,” says Rowe. “It does not have a systemic effect.” However, it may migrate up to 3 cm from where it was injected.

7Can You Get Systemic Botulism From Botox?

Systemic botulism resulting from therapeutic Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA) injection has been rarely reported, and never in the context of pylorus injection to treat gastroparesis.