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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Andrea
33 years experience in Dentistry
Botox can be helpful: Botox is a neurotoxin that causes relaxation of the muscle. It is helpful in many different cases to relax over active muscles and erase wrinkles ca ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
GenerallyComfortable: Botox injections are performed on different locations with various techniques aimed at obtaining the best and longest-lasting results with the greates ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: If by CP you mean cerebral palsy, the answer is yes. Botox relaxes muscles and as such can decrease the spasticity seen with CP
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
31 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Botox: Cosmetic treatments are best done when the patient is sufficently bothered by a feature, and a safe and effective treatment exists. Botox is a great ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on cause: Botox causes muscle laxity and this correct some age facial droop and sagging. See a verified Botox doctor and see there plan for your exact condition ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
19 years experience in Pain Management
Purified toxin: Botox is the brand name for onabotulinumtoxin a which is made and marketed by allergan. There are other types of onabotulinumtoxin available. Basicall ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Dysport : Dysport isn't exactly the same chemical as botox, but it is very similar and at a practical level behaves nearly identically in clinical practice.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Botox vs Dysport??: Both are types of Botulinum. Botox is onabotulinumtoxin A , while Dysport is abobotinumtoxin A. They both are potent neurotoxins produced by gram-posi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lavinia Chong
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes but it's pricey: Botox-a can be injected in the armpits to temporarily prevent hyperhydrosis (sweaty armpits). I typically use 50units (allergan) per pit and the dura ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience in aesthetic Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Yes: Perhaps the best approach. See a physician who has specialty background and discuss further.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gewirtz
38 years experience in Urgent Care
Sumitriptin: Follow with Neurologist to confirm diagnosis and prescribe medication
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Botox : Botox paralyzed muscle so the muscular action doesn't make wrinkles in the skin. Restylanecis a hyaluronic acid filler which fills the valleys of wri ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiya Movassaghi
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Botox vs Fillers: Restylane (dermal fillers) is a dermal filler that uses a synthetic or natural substance to "fill in" hollow areas of the face. Botox is a safe tox ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
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 firs ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience in aesthetic Medicine
Small amounts: Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring toxin that can be deadly in large doses. The purified toxin is used in minute quantities for cosmetic treatme ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul L. Hester
28 years experience in General Practice
Progressive result: Cosmetic enhancement with Botox is not immediate nor permanent.You should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before signing a consent for ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes for ~30 years: Botox has been used for nearly 30 years and while any medication has potential risks and side effects, the safety profile for Botox is very high and s ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
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 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: Botox paralyzes muscles, so if your headaches are triggered by muscular contractions or are muscle/tension headaches, and if the injections paralyze t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Muscle relaxation: Botox causes a relaxation of the muscles in the forehead. Some pull the brows in and down while others pull the brow up. The best effect is for the Bo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Botox: It paralyse the muscle.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
I think so: There are no interactions that i can find between the two drugs. As always, make sure any of your physicians are aware of all the drugs that you are u ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Yes, Botox is an fda approved medication for treatment of migraine headaches. Like every medication, some people may not respond to Botox treatments a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not always: Many doctors now perform this under local anesthesia in the office. It can be done with a needle through your neck, or through your mouth. Doing it ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Facial wrinkles: Botox treats facial wrinkles caused by muscle movement such as frown or crows foot lines around the eyes. Dermal fillers treat those wrinkles that are ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience in aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Botox injections into the vocal cords to treat spasmodic dysphonia can be effective but this is an off label treatment that should only be performed b ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Botox : Botox is more popular and has been around longer (radiesse (dermal fillers) was first approved by the fda in 2006 while Botox was approved for cosmeti ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
36 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Botox : Botox is not "idiot proof" and i've seen plenty of complications. These can be difficult to improve. As a rule, i think you'll find that the Botox ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Botox in the usual therapeutical doses has little side effects although there have been headaches reported after Botox injections. As for acupuncture ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Wrinkle reduction: Botox blocks nerve transmission and thus makes the muscle flaccid. It is approved here for use in the region above your nose, forehead and crows feet ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Nature to medicine: Some of these are products naturally found in our environment which are derived from bacteria or plants which have toxic and potentially lethal side e ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Prune not cleft: Botox may be used to treat a prune chin deformity (hyperactive mentalis muscle) but is not generally used for a cleft chin. Collagen is not tradtional ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
13 years experience in Pain Management
Botox: Botox (or other botulinum toxin) is the gold standard for limb dystonia. Acupunture is not known for helping with limb dystonia as much as just the p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gavin Awerbuch
36 years experience in Neurology
Botox: Yes it can but check to make sure it will be covered by your insurance.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
You can't: Botox is a neurotoxin that paralizes the muscle for 3 months. It is unlikely you can reduce the effects of Botox on your own. Symptoms should resolv ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
2-6 months: Botox is a neuromusclular paralyzing protein that binds irreversibly to acetylcholine receptors in the muscles where it is injected. The effects are n ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience in Plastic Surgery
I : I tell my patients it takes 3-4 days to really start seeing the effect of Botox on facial muscles but everyone is variable. The typical duration of ac ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It : It is important to realize that Botox is not a permanent. I generally takes about 4 days for its effects to take action. It lasts for approximately ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
No: No. Botox stops contraction of muscles. It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. In doing so, it reduces the w ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Turkle
34 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Duration of Boto : Botox usually lasts 2-4 months. There is no known method of causing it to wear off faster.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Assuming...: If you are getting the Botox for justifiable medical reasons, there is no contraindications with taking both mtx and/or humira! ask your rheumatology ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, you can still: Get your botox/dysport injections. Antibiotics will not effect toxin treatment, it is a very localized reaction. Might check out Dysport if you haven ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on patient: When used for cosmetic purposes on the face, it ranges from a few units to 50 or more. I generally use 20-30 for the brows, 5-7 for the forehead, and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Sudy
26 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Depends: Botox, and it's competitor, Dysport are dosed in units, not mg. The amount needed varies depending on the area being treated, the strength of the trea ... Read More
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