It’s no secret that millions of Americans get injections of botulinum toxin type A—otherwise known as Botox—every single year to smooth out their wrinkles. The last 12 months were no exception. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 55% of all plastic surgeons polled across the nation reported that Botox treatments were the single most in-demand procedure during coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
Though Botox injections are widely considered safe, the Mayo Clinic notes that there are some risks and side effects, which include headaches, flu-like symptoms, a “crooked smile or drooling,” along with pain and swelling where the needle was inserted. And as one Chicago-based lifestyle blogger named Whitney Buha recently revealed, Botox injections can also cause a condition called ptosis, which is when your upper eyelid droops over your eye.