4 Common Complications From Having Botox Injections in Face

Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox, is an extremely popular procedure within cosmetic surgery. They tend to be provided in the form of botox injections in face by many surgeons and practices around the world. Their main purpose is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the underlying muscles under the skin. 

Considering the popularity of botox, it’s regarded as one of the safest forms of cosmetic surgery available. However, as with the majority of non-invasive cosmetic treatments, there can be complications involved.

Are you considering having botox injections in face or are worried about the potential side effects they can cause? In this blog post, we’ll explore the problems that can arise with the surgery that you should be aware of.

Bleeding after botox injections in face

As needles will be injected into the skin, you may expect some bleeding to occur where the injections have taken place. This can occur similar to how bruising can happen. How bleeding can occur is from the moment the needle enters the skin. There can be instances when it moves against the capillary near the area, causing it to bleed a little.

This shouldn’t be too much of a concern, however, as the bleeding should stop relatively quickly. The more skilled and experienced surgeons would be expected to prevent any bleeding occurring.

Pain around the area

Your pain threshold may be different to other patients. When having botox injection in face, the pain factor should be relatively minimal. A pinch may be felt as the injections can naturally cause this sensation. If you do feel uncomfortable with the pain, it’s quite common for surgeons to apply numbing cream beforehand to help lower the tolerance of pain that you feel. How much pain you do feel tends to depend on your skin and the skill level of the surgeon that’s performing the surgery.


Considering botox is provided by injections, they can be relatively susceptible to bruising. However, the most skilled and best surgeons available will be aware of the methods to prevent swelling or bruising. 

During your consultation, you should also expect your surgeon to run through ways to prevent the chances of bruising occurring. After the treatment, it can be common to experience redness and soreness. You should then expect these symptoms to reduce a few days after the surgery.

Causes drooping in the face

Some patients can become obsessed with the results that botox injections in face can provide. Therefore, they have several injections in the same place to maintain the appearance they’ve achieved. If you overuse the botox, it can cause the muscles in your skin to become weak. This makes it more difficult for it to support the flesh above. 

This can cause the results to appear less natural and even feel painful. Aesthetically, there can be droops in the face which makes your skin appear saggy and almost reverse the effects that you initially wanted. 

We want the best for you

The team at Gary Ross always puts you first. This means that we want the procedure to provide the best results for you. To do this, we’ll provide you with the pros and cons of your surgery as well as make you well aware of the risks involved. This will allow you to make an informed decision knowing you have the best surgeons around you to fulfil your needs.

Contact us today to book a consultation. You can also have a browse of our botox procedure page for further information.

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