After watching Lady Gaga and Eminem clean up last night and all of the other MTV VMA results, millions turned to E! to watch the Kardashian family antics. This week on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim was shown having Botox injections after being labeled "the older woman" following a photo shoot with Justin Bieber. She says that any wrinkles on her face are totally unacceptable and has injections around her eyes to fight crows feet.
Following the procedure, Kim reported an itching sensation and had some significant bruising around her eyes. The bruises were so bad sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom said she looked like she'd been in a fight. Frightened about having a bad reaction, Kim calls on her family doctor for some advice and though she says she'll never do it again and fears that she's allergic, he points out that bruising around the injection site is not an uncommon reaction to Botox. He says the bruising should be gone in about a week and that Kim should lay low and try to cover it up with big sunglasses.
While Botox is known to be safe when administered at the proper dosage by a trained physician, there are still some risks that shouldn't be ignored. According to the manufacturer's medication guide, symptoms of an allergic reaction may include "itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint." Other more common side effects are dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.
Make sure to be thorough when informing your doctor of any health concerns you may have as well as any medications you're taking and if you've had or plan to have facial surgery. Also, remember that injectables are medicine too and it's important to review your medical history whether you're having Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm or any other cosmetic treatment.