Q: What are the chances of my having a reaction to or being allergic to injectables?
The most common reactions to injectable treatments are redness, bruising, swelling, and tenderness. These are not allergies but just a consequence of any type of injection and will quickly subside. It is best to schedule these treatments two weeks prior to any significant life event (wedding, gala, red carpet, etc) to give yourself a chance to recover and, in turn, look your best. A true allergy to Botox is very rare. However, it is important that the clinic you are receiving your injection/treatment from is prepared to deal with any sort of reaction or allergy, if any should occur. If you have multiple allergies to other medications, you should really reconsider treatment. The same holds true for other fillers, such as the popular hyaluronic acid as well as other dermal fillers.