Botox Side Effects

Young woman scared of botox syringe

Overall, the side effects of Botox are very minor. When performed by an experienced doctor, the procedure can reduce facial wrinkles without a glitch. However, some risks may still manifest themselves in the form of the following: • Pain (generally, swelling or bruising where the Botox was injected) •       Headache or migraine •     Itching or occurrence of rashes •      Flu-like symptoms (such as fever, cough, and colds)

botox_effectOther possible minor side effects of Botox can also alter your facial features. In very rare cases, patients who’ve had Botox injected in their forehead or near the eyes exhibit Ptosis, known as drooping eyelid, where their upper eyelid sags lower than normal.  Only about an estimated 5% of Botox surgery recipients experience this. Having cockeyed eyebrows (unevenly lifted eyebrows) and a crooked smile can also manifest in your face. Uncontrollable drooling and eye-tearing are also reported as side effects, but are, again, very rare in occurrence and can be resolved over time.

Studio portrait of a beautiful young woman looking scared while receiving botox injections

Concerns about botulinum toxin infection have also concerned people planning to have Botox surgery. This infection occurs when the botulinum component of Botox spreads further than the intended injection site and seeps into the central nervous system of the body. Though this is also an unlikely occurrence, it is important that Botox injection recipients watch out for the following side effects and inform a doctor about them immediately:

• Unusual to severe overall muscle weakness

• Blurry vision or light sensitivity

• Speech impediments

• Labored breathing

• Irregular bladder control

Though the side effects of Botox surgery are generally minor, it is still important to have an experienced doctor perform the procedure. To prevent unwanted effects, Botox must be injected in targeted and precise areas. Look for a doctor that specializes in Botox therapy and make sure that he/she thoroughly talks about both the benefits and risks of the procedure.

4 Cycling Routes in Kuala Lumpur to Try This Weekend

Malaysia has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world. 93% of homeowners own a car. Kuala Lumpur was built to be car friendly and this has resulted in a lack of bike lanes. Although there have been initiatives to develop bike lanes, there has not been any large infrastructure to support them.

However, not all is lost, as Kuala Lumpur has a lot of parks and recreational areas where cyclists can bring their bikes and ride around. Whether you are cycling for leisure or for your health, there are a lot of route choices in terms of challenge or pacing.


Perdana Botanical Gardens.

Also called the Lake Gardens, it has a land area of more than 90 hectares. Built around an artificial lake, cycling along the paths is relatively cool due to the foliage and the breeze from the lake.



Kepong Metropolitan Park.

The place is ideal for those who are still learning how to bike as well as for those who have difficulty riding a bike. There is an area around the fountain where beginners can learn how to bike. It also has a 3 km cycling path around the lake.kepong-metropolitan-park


Forest Research Institute of Malaysia.

This location is hilly but road cycling won’t be much of a challenge. If you want more of a challenge, there are also mountain bike paths in FRIM.



Kuala Lumpur Bike Lanes.

This is a recent development which was initiated by a single private individual. The city of KL recently opened a 5.5 km bike path. The path runs from Mid Valley to Datakan Merdeka and uses dedicated lanes, shared routes with pedestrians. There are also segments where the route shares the road with road vehicles. Plans are afoot to add 4 more bike lanes throughout the city.



With the increase in interest in cycling, shops have also been increasing. In planning your routes, be sure to prepare yourself – there are many online stores where you can shop for cycling jerseys, and accessories to complete the trip. When you are in KL, check out the bike routes for a different and interesting view of the city.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Accept that Job Offer


Congratulations on that job! However, did you know that you also have the choice to say no to a job offer if it’s not right for you? That’s right. It works both ways. We list down questions that you should ask yourself before you sign that contract.job-description-structure-1

  1. Does the job description fit with my long term goals? Before signing on, you need to ask yourself this question: do you see yourself doing that same job for a couple of years more? If it is unclear what it is that the position does, ask around. Find out what the manager does, as you might be in his/her position in the long-term.17121923990_ba6b3b8fe6_b
  2. Is it all about the money? The financial rewards of a profession is just one side to it. Remember that there is more to life than that. There is the social aspect of a career; you have to meet and deal with your office mates.
  3. Do I see myself growing with the company? The company might be a big multinational corporation and the many people working is making your introverted spirits queasy. Think about it, would you rather work for a large company rather than a startup? Would you go for a non-government organization that preaches the same values as you? The values of the company are important as this will also help mold your career.teamwork
  4. Do you know enough about the company? Do the employees begin the day early and finish up early as well? What about weekend work? Before you sign, you should know about the company’s health benefits, dental benefits, and sick days off. Make sure that you clarify everything and ask what you want to know.2933_qw2
  5. Is this job really for you? What makes this job stand out from all the other jobs in Melaka? The historic state, with its location, economy, and rich past, is a great place to kickstart your career. However, there has to be a certain pull towards this certain job offer that will make you say yes to it. It may be the high salary, the signing bonus, great workmates, a need to prove yourself, or simply a gut feel. Whatever your reason is, make sure that if ever you do say yes, you have the support of your family and friends. The trust and belief of these people say much about your decision on taking this new job.

Saying yes and signing the contract is just the beginning to a wonderful path ahead. We hope that the questions above will help you make up your mind on this life changing decision that is your career.