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How Do Botulinum Toxin Injections Work
Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.. Toxins can be small ...Read more
Lidocaine injections for endometriosis, good idea? Side effects? How do they inject them? Do they work?
Not likely: Lidocaine is not likely to be helpful for endometriosis. Others injections are much more likely to help, such as depo-lupron, which can suppress estrogen production. When the estrogen is suppressed, the endometriosis is suppressed, and your symptoms will likely improve. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Local only: This can be used selectively for acute cysts but are only part of more comprehensive treatment with oral and topical medications. For severe cases Accutane which is used for 15-20 weeks can work well long term. Discuss with dermatologist your history and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know about Baclofen pump and phenol injection for Botox-resisted dystonia. Could they work on cervical dystonia and how much it costs?
Can people with neurological diseases safely get dysport injections? If I have MS can I safely get dysport injections?
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Shots for rash: Usually steroid injections will provide a benefit in a few hours though it may take longer to see the full effect. ...Read more
Useful/not a cure: Botox is used to help prevent contracture in acquired strabismus while nerves regenerate. Thus it can help the long term result. But it simply paralyzes a muscle but does not cure or improve actual function. A strabismic oriented ophthalmologist can be very helpful if you have newly acquired strabismus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are trigger point injections and can they be used to treat neck pain/muscle spasm? How quickly do they work? Any side effects?
See below: These injections usually consist of a mixture of anesthetic (lidocaine and/or marcaine) mixed with a corticosteroid. A small needle is used to inject small portions of this mixture into tender points found in the muscle or "trigger points". They usually take 1-5 days to work. Side effects are minimal but may include soreness over injection site or temporary increase in pain before improving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why the question? : Stay away from this! You are an adult & should know better. ...Read more
How they are given: SLIT stands for sublingual immunotherapy. SLIT and allergy shots both reduce allergy symptoms by inducing immune tolerance. SLIT has been much studied in Europe, but still considered research in the US and it is not FDA approved. Details of dose, side effects and long-term efficacy are being defined and available for not many pollens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do steroid injections do for frozen shoulder? My doctor has recommended steroid injection to treat my frozen shoulder. How do steroids help?
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