I am in my mid 30s and would like to improve my forehead and frown lines. Botox sounds good but how common are complications and what can occur?
The best time to use Botox is actually in your 30s before you have developed permanent etched lines in the forehead. Botox used in the forehead has very little problems with complications. The biggest complication is the possibility of what is called a brow ptosis or an inability to lift the eyelid and brow secondary to the medication moving down to the nerve working these areas. If you apply the Botox high enough in the forehead, a brow ptosis or hanging of the eyelid is extremely rare. Otherwise there are almost no complications that are involved with the use of Botox.
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