Potential New Botox Side Effects Found
Scientists have warned that Botox injections may cause harmful side effects in areas of the body that have not had the Botox injected.
Many people are aware that some of the side effects of Botox injections may include muscle weakness and/or sagging around the injection area. However new research has shown that Botox may have effects on other areas of the body as well and that the injections may be harmful over a long period of time.
Canadian scientists researched Botox injections in rabbits over an 18 month period. Their study, which has been published in the Journal of Biomechanics, found that limbs injected with Botox suffered from muscle wastage of up to 50%. The research also found that some limbs that had not been injected with Botox were also suffering from some muscle wastage. Until now, it has widely been assumed that Botox side effects were limited to around the injection side however this new research indicates that there may be more widespread effects than previously thought.