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Should I Get Botox if I Have a History of Aneurysm?

Updated: April 10, 2023
By: Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren is the proud owner of ELLEMES Medical Spa with over a decade of experience in the Atlanta, GA area. She is recognized for her outstanding work with accolades such as Best Esthetician in Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine and Best Aesthetic Influencer by Dermascope Magazine.

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Introduction

Botox is a popular, non-surgical option that can be used to reduce wrinkles, frown lines, crows feet, and other signs of aging. However, it is important to consider the risks associated with Botox before getting the procedure. For example, if you have a history of aneurysm, it is important to discuss the risks with your doctor before getting Botox injections.

At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, we understand the importance of safety and want to make sure our clients are aware of the risks associated with Botox before they decide to undergo the procedure. In this blog post, we will dive into the question: Can I get Botox if I have a history of aneurysm?


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What is Botox?

Botox is a popular, non-surgical option for reducing wrinkles, frown lines, crows feet, and other signs of aging. It is made from a form of botulinum toxin and works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles in the face, which can result in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The effects of Botox typically last for three to six months, depending on the individual.


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What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel, which can cause the vessel to burst if not treated. This condition can be caused by a number of factors, including high blood pressure, smoking, and genetic predisposition. Aneurysms can be treated with a variety of methods, including surgery, stenting, and endovascular coiling.

Can I get Botox if I have a History of Aneurysm?

The short answer is yes, you can get Botox if you have a history of aneurysm. However, it is important to discuss the risks with your doctor before undergoing the procedure.

Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles in the face. While it is generally considered safe for most people, it can be dangerous for those who have a history of aneurysm. This is because Botox can cause a decrease in blood flow, which can increase the risk of an aneurysm rupture.

In addition, Botox can also cause a decrease in heart and respiratory rate. This can be dangerous for those with a history of aneurysm, as it can cause a decrease in oxygen levels, which can increase the risk of an aneurysm rupture.

It is important to discuss your medical history with your doctor before getting Botox. This will ensure that they can take any necessary steps to reduce the risk of complications. Your doctor may also recommend that you avoid certain activities, such as exercising or drinking alcohol, for a few days after the procedure.

Conclusion

In conclusion, yes, you can get Botox if you have a history of aneurysm. However, it is important to discuss the risks associated with the procedure with your doctor before undergoing the procedure. Your doctor will be able to assess your medical history and advise you on any activities that should be avoided after getting Botox. At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, we understand the importance of safety and want to make sure our clients are aware of the risks associated with Botox before they decide to undergo the procedure.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa