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Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox is the leading treatment for spasmodic dysphonia. It is a temporary treatment that lasts 3-4 months but has been effectively used for 20+ years. ...Read more

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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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Does Botox help sagging face?

Does Botox help sagging face?

Botox: It helps lift some areas, but it won't be a long term solution. If you have excessive skin laxity and wrinkles around the face, then a facelift might be the right solution. ...Read more

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What is botox?

What is botox?

Botox works because: Botox is used to relax muscles that cause wrinkles when they move. Usually it is a superficial muscle and it typically involves the facial muscles. Since wrinkles are the result of repeated movement, Botox can also creat smoother skin at rest. The trick is to give enough to smooth but not so much that there is no expression. Gives a 3-4 month affect. ...Read more

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Is dysport just a competitor of botox? Is dysport just exactly the same thing as botox but a competing company? .

Is dysport just a competitor of botox? Is dysport just exactly the same thing as botox but a competing company?

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Very similar: Both drugs work exactly the same by blocking connection between motor nerves and muscles. Studies have not shown any statistical differences in longevity (3-4 months) or effectiveness. They are made by competing companies. My advice: go with an experienced injector at a reasonable cost. ...Read more

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What's better for frown lines? Dysport or botox?

What's better for frown lines? Dysport or botox?

Similar Results: In my experience, both give very similar results. I've had some patients say that Dysport is a bit more natural (i.e. less "frozen") than Botox. Dysport also comes on faster (3-5 days instead of 7-10 with Botox.) I have quite a few patients who request Dysport over Botox and I prefer it when I treat my own lines. FYI you can get a really great deal on Dysport right now with Aspire. (google it) ...Read more

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Will botox prevent sweating?

Will botox prevent sweating?

Yes: Botox injected in the skin is effective for temporary reduction of sweating. It is commonly used in armpits but also in the palms and soles. As previously mentioned it takes several days to start working and lasts about 6 months. When injected into the palms the patient needs to know there may be mild transient weakness of grip that likely won't bother a sedentary person but may trouble a laborer. ...Read more

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Why would my eyelid droop after xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a)?

Too much product: Drooping eyelids can occur with botox, Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). Because these products work by relaxing the muscles. Too much product or injecting too close to the brow can cause the eyelids to droop. Make sure you inform your doctor that this happened so that he/she can back off a little for your next treatment. This is especially common when treating the forehead and when treated by inexperienced drs. ...Read more

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What pain meds can b used to treat chronic migraine that dont cause rebound? Did Botox already still in pain.

What pain meds can b used to treat chronic migraine that dont cause rebound? Did Botox already still in pain.

Nerve blocks: It depends if you got some relief. I would ask your neurologist or medical headache doctor about nerve blocks. A response to either botox or nerve blocks would mean that you are a candidate for surgical headache treatment. Talk to your neurologist about these options, and seek out an experienced surgeon to talk about the procedures with you. ...Read more

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How does botox or Restylane (dermal fillers) treatment work?

Differently!: Botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) are not similar at all and they are not interchangeable. Botox relaxes the muscles under the skin which allows the skin to move less and have less wrinkles. Motion wrinkles go away quickly, resting wrinkles take multiple treatments. Restylane (dermal fillers) is filler that replaces lost volume in the face. It works great for fixing facial contour, it does very little for wrinkles. ...Read more

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How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

How do botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) injections differ?

Different drugs: Botox is what we call a neurotoxin. It's a purified protein that blocks the transmission of a signal from the nerve ending to the muscle. By doing so, it allows the muscle to relax and in turn, it gives the skin a chance to relax and the wrinkles disappear. Restylane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to fill depressions. It's usually used to reduce laugh lines or plump the lips. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

Hand surgeon?: This is a very rare and off label indication for the use. Improper injection technique could lead to hand malfunction. See certified hand surgeon first. ...Read more

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Is botox good?

Is botox good?

Yes: Botox is a purified protein that is used to soften wrinkles of the forehead and those on the outer lids (crows feet). Ideally, the muscular motion that contribute to these lines will be softened leaving a relaxed and pretty appearance. Good Botox should still allow some animation. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Yes: Botox has been used for years in many medical applications. The amount of Botox used for the typical cosmetic treatment of moderate expression lines of the face is 1/10 to 1/3 the amount used in other medical conditions. The biggest contraindications for the general healthy public include pregnancy and breast feeding or active infection at the site of treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's it's like to use botox?

What's it's like to use botox?

A pinch: Botox injections feel like a slight pinch at the area of the needle. Results become apparent over the next 1-2 weeks. Results last for 3-4 months. Wrinkles in treated areas will become less apparent or even totally disappear. Very safe and very effective! ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Is botox safe?

Yes: Like any product, its safety of the is dependent upon and responsive to the person administering it & it's quality. Botox is a purified protein that alters the muscles ability to cause lines and deep wrinkles around the outer eyes and forehead. Choose a physician wisely and do not go overboard with removing all lines or wrinkles. Animation is good! Be smart! www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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Hello, my friend has meige's syndrome, she ever used botox several times in china, but not working, what is your suggestion on treatment next ? Thank

Hello, my friend has meige's syndrome, she ever used botox several times in china, but not working, what is your suggestion on treatment next ?  Thank

Meige's Syndrome: Unfortunately, there is no cure or prevention for meige's syndrome. Palliative treatments are available, such as muscle injections. Rec.: east-west integrative medicine has been known to help. ...Read more

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How effective is botox in treating headache?

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Depends: Some types of headaches can be responsive to botox. Be aware that headaches have a variety of sources and should be investigated by a physician. ...Read more

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How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

Botox: if injected properly, botox can be used to create a subtle and temporary browlift. Results last 3-4 months. Anecdotally, about 80-85% of patients who have a botox browlift are satisfied. ...Read more

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How do botulinum toxin injections work?

How do botulinum toxin injections work?

Weakens muscle actio: Botox works to weaken muscle function by blocking the connection between the nerve and the muscle. The Botox action slowly is reversed and eventually the normal muscle action returns. ...Read more

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