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A 22-year-old member asked:

what are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Bruising & soreness: Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed. The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 37 years experience
Botox contracture: If a scarring condition causes a conracture, then Botox may not help if the muscle is not contracted but the dermal collagen has been produced in more quantity. Furthermore, if Botox is injected into a muscle, even if it is in spasm, and the Botox helps reduce the spasm, it may inhiibit important functitons of that muscle for up to four months!

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How bad is botox for your skin health?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Not Bad.: 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 wrinkling of the skin overlying the muscle as it contracts.
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A 18-year-old member asked:

I often sweat profusely under my arms. It never has a strong odor but is embarassing. Other than things such as indelitox or botox, what can I do?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Hyperhydrosis: Sounds like you have hyperhydrosis? There are some topical medications you can try. Ask your doctor. There are also some surgical options that can disrupt the nerve pathways that control sweating. It's a difficult condition to manage, so hang in there!
A 45-year-old member asked:

Where do you inject botox for migraines?

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Dr. Tad Heinz
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Trigger points: These migraine triggers need to be localized with the patient so the Botox can eliminate the starting focus of the headache. This may be just right or left of the medial brow, in the corrugator muscle, or in the occipital muscles at the nape of the neck. Dosages in the 20 to 40 unit range have been effective for 3 to 6 months for my patients.
A 39-year-old member asked:

If have an enlarged muscle in my esophagus, would injecting botox into the muscle help?

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Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Maybe: Certain esophageal motility disorders such as esophageal spasm have been successfully treated with botox. See a qualified gastroenterologist.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you use botox cream instead of botox injection for excessive sweating?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No Botox cream yet!: Topical botulinum toxin products are in development, but are not available yet (except by scammers or frauds). Botox works well for sweating, but you must endure injections at the present time. Sorry! dr. Tholen.

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