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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 moreSee 17 more doctor answers
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
Is dysport just a competitor of botox? Is dysport just exactly the same thing as botox but a competing company? .
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
What pain meds can b used to treat chronic migraine that don't 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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
My consultant with a scope I think injects my vocal cords with botox 4 dysphonia. Under always under g.A.It works & lasts3-4 mts. Is g.A usual 4 this?
Yes: Delicate difficult area to inject.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Is it safe to get botox at a med spa? Can I safely get botox at my local mall med spa, or do I really need to go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon? .
I get botox shot for frequent urination came from side effect of a med. Vesicare (solifenacin) didn't work can the shot be done before 6 months? Take another med?
Yes: FDA recommends at least 12 weeks between injections. Vesicare (solifenacin) is only 1 of the meds. That can be tried for OAB. OAB if you have 2 of:urinate 8 timess a day & 2times a night, urgent urination often, leak urine frequently. Botox take about 2 wk to work. May last up to 8mos. Pills give more dry mouth. Botox gives more UTIs & more need for catheterization than pills. I hope this inf is helpful. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Botox Side Effects: Avoid blood thinners prior to treatment. Consider arnica montana if you tend to bruise easily. Ice the treatment area for a few minutes prior to reduce the chance of bruising and any discomfort. Avoid massaging the treated area for 2 days and consider avoiding significant cardiovascular activities for 24 hours. If you are experiencing any side effects (which would be rare) return to your provider. Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 not permanent because each of us "grow" new receptors, usually within 3-4 months, but occasionally quicker or slower (2-6 months). If injected precisely it does not "travel" or have effects elsewhere in the body. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does botox last? If I'm going to spend $400 or $500 for botox, I want it to last as long as possible. How long do the effects realistically last? .
How long do the affects of botox last? I've heard that botox is not a permanent fix. How often would I have to get it?
Thank: Thank you for your question. Botox typically last 3-4 months after treatment for facial wrinkles. Some patients are lucky where the results last much longer. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a Botox specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck. Dr. Chaboki. Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers