Neuromodulators can affect muscles near the injection area that were not meant to be treated such as the eyebrows, eyelids, cheek muscles, etc. Though this is uncommon it can occur. Overall this occurs in less than 3% of injections. This usually lasts 2-4 weeks. Occasional numbness of a small area on the forehead lasting 2-3 weeks, bruising, and transient headache can also occur.
Some people have lines present especially in the central forehead that should not be treated as it will result in a drop or flattening of the eyebrows. If you wish to treat these and risk that result, please understand the likelihood that this will occur.
With Neuromodulators to the underarms, cysts or knots can occur sometimes under the skin. Those are not as dangerous they can sometimes appear. They will usually clear on their own, or a prescription can be given to reduce them quicker. This occurs very, very rarely but is a possibility.
If you have minor bruising, avoid taking aspirin and apply ice to the site. If you would like, you may also take Arnica pills or use Arnica gel. This is an herbal remedy to help with bruising and is available from most health food stores. Read all package details before using.
Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not receive Neuromodulators. Also, patients who have significant neurologic diseases should avoid treatment.
A minimal number of patients may experience a “flu-like” feeling or soreness of muscles after a Neuromodulators injection. This should pass quickly and should not require any medications.
Although very, very rare, some patients can experience a reaction to the topical anesthetic applied prior to treatment. Patients may experience redness, itching, and/or blistering, which is short-lived and treated with mild topical cortisones. It does not leave any scarring or have permanent effects.
Please keep your hands away from the treated area and do not press on it. Avoid facials or massages for 24 hours within the treated area. You should return to your normal skincare routine and all regular activities after your treatment unless you are provided with alternate instructions.