Recently, a female celebrity suffered from the side effects of Botulinum Toxin injection and believed she nearly died. The incident raises questions about the risks and dangers of cosmetic procedures and the importance of receiving treatment from qualified medical professionals.
According to reports, the female celebrity received Botulinum Toxin injection to improve neck wrinkles from someone who claimed to be a “professor.” However, after the injection, she experienced slurred speech, difficulty breathing, frequent urination, and no saliva secretion. Few people know that Botulinum Toxin can improve neck wrinkles, let alone the risks involved.
Botulinum Toxin is commonly used to reduce facial wrinkles and modify facial contours, and its effects are significant. As a result, many women seek regular injections. In terms of neck injections, they are usually used to improve vertical neck wrinkles caused by excessive tension in the neck muscles, but they cannot improve neck wrinkles caused by other reasons. Moreover, platysmal band wrinkles are not common among Asian people, so few women need Botulinum Toxin injections in their necks.
The dose of Botulinum Toxin used in the neck is generally higher, which also increases the risk of side effects. Excessive Botulinum Toxin can penetrate the thin platysmal muscle layer and affect its function. The deep neck muscle layer controls swallowing, vocal cords, saliva secretion, and neck movement. Therefore, it is believed that the female celebrity suffered side effects due to excessive injection volume or improper injection placement. In fact, the accurate dose of neck injections must be ensured, and multiple injections may be required to reduce the risk. If side effects occur, they generally last for two to four weeks and do not cause permanent damage. However, it is understandable that the person involved may experience anxiety during this period.
Many beauty institutions hire unregistered doctors to inject Botulinum Toxin, putting consumers at risk. When something goes wrong, the responsible person often disappears, leaving consumers without the necessary protection. It is hoped that the government will strengthen law enforcement to protect consumers, and consumers should also verify the background of companies and the medical qualifications of injectors to protect themselves.
This incident highlights the importance of being cautious when considering cosmetic procedures and ensuring that they are performed by qualified professionals. Consumers must also do their part in verifying the credentials of those providing these treatments and holding businesses accountable for any potential risks. Ultimately, safety should always be the top priority in any cosmetic procedure.