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Botox Side Effects And How To Get Rid Of Them

Updated on March 2, 2015

Botox Is A Great Cosmetic Treatment, But...

Everone knows the blessings of Botox. It makes you look great -- several years younger in fact -- without having to resort to expensive, risky plastic surgery. It's no secret that Hollywood loves Botox -- and if you want to look just as good as the celebrities, you'll love Botox, too.

But the main problem about Botox is its side effects. Botox, after all, is short for "botulinum toxin" -- called by many scientists as the most powerful neurotoxin ever discovered. And unfortunately, some people don't take too well to having this toxin injected into their foreheads.

So in this lens, we'll be talking about the kinds of side effects to expect from a Botox injection, as well as how to get rid of them. How to stop side effects after getting botox treatment.

The answer is: Cold Skin Therapy with Coola Face Roller

More about this here.

Those Nasty Botox Side Effects

Now, it's normal to experience certain side effects after having your very first Botox injection. For instance, it's normal when you can't feel parts of your face, or can't move your eyebrows, eyelids, and mouth well. An unfortunate few can expect to have these side effects for up to a week!

But later on, as your body gets used to the toxin, it's normal to get instant results from the injection. Instantly, you'll lose your frown lines, and you'll look several years younger!

But unfortunately, some Botox users tend to get other side effects besides the usual numbness and muscle weakness. Most users experience mild side effects, while others deal with more serious ones -- which sometimes need immediate medical attention!

Some examples of mild Botox side effects include:

- Excessive sweating

- Headaches

- Neck pain

- Bleeding at the injection area

- Back pain

- Redness at injection area

- Some swelling

- Pain at the injection site

- Dry or irritated eyes

- Light sensitivity

More serious Botox side effects include:

- Severe allergic reactions such as intense itching, rashes, hives, hoarseness, and swelling around the face, mouth, lips, and/or tongue

- Heavy bleeding at injection area

- Swelling and drooping of upper eyelid(s)

- Fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms

- Muscle pain and weakness, particularly at the face area

As mentioned before, it's normal to experience a few side effects here and there after your first Botox injection. Just make sure you work with a reputable doctor, and follow their instructions to the letter. For example, you are not be allowed to lie down for several hours after the injection -- that might make any side effects worse!

But if, even after several Botox sessions, you're still experiencing annoying side effects. Then it's time to use some home therapy. And so far, the best treatment for Botox side effects happens to be cold therapy. Cold is simply a great treatment for swelling, irritation, and pain.

Massage Away the Swelling with Coola Skin Roller

A simple cold compress will help any swelling go down. Swelling is caused by ruptured capillaries under the skin, which let blood leak and pool, causing the swelling. A cold compress will constrict the broken vessels, slowing and eventually stopping the flow of blood and let the swelling go down. Here comes the ice skin roller

Another cool (no pun intended) thing about cold skin therapy is that it soothes any pain and irritation the skin may experience after a Botox injection. The cooling effect of a cold compress on the skin will also soothe the discomfort of any fever that may have set in after the injection.

The main problem with ice packs and other conventional cold compresses is that they're bad for the skin. When your skin gets close to freezing temperature, some sensitivity may set in, aggravating the Botox side effects. You may need to wrap the ice pack with a towel, which minimizes its soothing effects.

What's more, unless you have more than one ice pack handy, you may find yourself taking trips to the freezer every 20-30 minutes. And since you need to lie down during cold therapy with an ice pack, it will be a challenge to get anything done while treating the side effects.

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Home Therapy Solution For Botox Side Effects - How To Stop Swelling, Irritation, and Pain with a Simple Tool?

Ice Face Roller

Ice Face Roller from Chi Activate. It is a great product for post cosmetic procedures, the cold therapy cool off the pain and swelling of the surgery. Instead of a large ice pack, use the ice face roller for concentrated treatment at where it is needed.

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face rolller - after botox treatment

Nifty Tools To Relieve Botox Side Effects

Thankfully, you're not limited to ice packs when treating the side effects of a Botox injection. There are some nifty tools out there that help soothe the discomfort of Botox side effects AND let you continue working or doing the chores. One of these tools happens to be the Ice Face Roller.

The Ice Face Roller is a small handheld tool with an ice-cold rolling barrel at the end. The barrel easily glides and rolls over the skin, which gives instant relief to any pain, swelling, or redness caused by a Botox injection. The ice-cold roller is interchangeable, and you can use a smaller barrel to reach the tighter areas in your face and neck.

The Ice Face Roller is also great for treating skin irritation caused by shaving, sunburn, or skin allergies. The ice-cold rolling barrel instantly soothes any discomfort. And you won't need to store the Ice Face Roller in the freezer -- just plug it in and the device is ready to use in minutes.

And perhaps best of all, the Ice Face Roller also relieves muscle aches, pains, and tension caused by your Botox injection. Its rolling action simulates a massage, and can easily get to hard-to-reach parts of your body. Definitely a great tool to have in the summer!

These are just a few of the things that make the Ice Face Roller a fantastic way to get rid of Botox side effects. For more information about the Ice Face Roller, as well as to get one for yourself, here's a great website to check out.

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      Broganorama 

      4 years ago

      The ice face roller seems like a great tool for anyone who has had Botox. great lens. Thanks.

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      mariafarming 

      5 years ago

      This lens is very much informative. Thank you for letting us know. Will subscribe more of your lens.

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      webgal 

      5 years ago

      i would NEVER let someone stick a needle in me. you would have to be pretty vain i think to use this.

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      bodybeautifulspa 

      6 years ago

      We inject a LOT of Botox at Body Beautiful Spa in Phoenix, AZ, and I can tell you that Botox side effects are very rare!

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      MedicalArticles 

      6 years ago

      good lens, very helpful informations. For more information about botox check this lens. http://www.squidoo.com/advantages-of-botox-injecti...

      thanks

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      BigDropShip 

      7 years ago

      never thought about Botox in this way. Thanks for sharing

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      BigDropShip 

      7 years ago

      it makes me think twice before using Botox

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