RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
Before undergoing this procedure, understanding the risks is essential. No procedure is completely risk-free. The following risks may occur but there may be unforeseen risks that are not included on this list. Some of these risks, if they occur, may necessitate hospitalization, and/or extended outpatient therapy to permit adequate treatment. It has been explained to me that there are certain inherent and potential risks and side effects in any invasive procedure and in this specific instance such risks include but are not limited to: 1. Post treatment discomfort, swelling, redness, and bruising, 2. Double vision, 3. A weakened tear duct, 4. Post treatment bacterial, and/or fungal infections requiring further treatments, 5. Allergic reaction, 6. Minor temporary droop of eyelid(s) in approximately 2% of injections usually lasting 2-3 weeks, 7. Occasional numbness of the forehead lasting up to 2-3 weeks, 8. Transient headache and 9. Flu-like symptoms may occur.