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Botox Side Effects – Preventing The Bulge [Botox Training Tips]

As medical practitioners, it is our duty and our honour to be able to treat our patients – and that is why we always take any side effects that that patient may have from the treatment that we give them incredibly seriously. The very last thing that we would want is for them to suffer an unintended consequence due to the treatment that we give them, but unfortunately with absolutely everything that happens in medicine, there is always a slight chance that something could not quite go right. With Botox, one of the more frequent side effects is bulging in areas that the patient would definitely not want to experience! So how can you prevent bulge side effects when treating your patients?

The key thing to remember is that the depth of the injections that we give to our patients really does make a huge difference to the way that their bodies react. Superficial muscle is the first area of muscle that a needle can come across, and if the Botox injection only reaches superficial muscle, it becomes weaker and the deeper muscle will bulge through, causing a bulge that the patient will find very unsightly. This most commonly occurs when you are treating the muscles on the cheeks.

Another mistake that some people make when it comes to treating the cheek muscles is injecting too high on the face. If you inject the muscles too close to the ears, you will hit a gland and puncture this gland causing a huge amount of trauma, and it will swell up and bulge in order to protect itself – and this swelling will occur within seconds so you will know that you have made a mistake! To avoid this, you should always make sure that you inject the check muscle the lowest that you can.

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