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A 45-year-old female asked:

can botox damage your vocal cords .i have abductor dysphonia?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No: Botox is used to selectively paralyze specific muscles that control the vocal cords in order to treat the spasmodic dysphonia. The vocal cords themselves are never touched by this medicine. Botox will typically last 3-6 months in the muscles of your larynx.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
You should be : You should be more specific. Do you mean Botox for the treatment of dysphonia or general use of botox? Neither should be harmful when used by a trained specialist. Good luck from nyc.

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