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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botox (Overview)

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.


Dr. Richard Westreich
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What is botox?

Dr. Richard Westreich
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What is botox?

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 more

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Botox (Overview)

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.


Dr. Burke Chegar
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
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Is dysport just a competitor of botox? Is dysport just exactly the same thing as botox but a competing company? .

Dr. Burke Chegar
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Jason Hall
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What pain meds can b used to treat chronic migraine that dont cause rebound? Did Botox already still in pain.

Dr. Jason Hall
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What pain meds can b used to treat chronic migraine that dont 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 more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

Dr. Otto Placik
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I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

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 first. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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What's it's like to use botox?

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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What's it's like to use botox?

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 more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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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

Dr. Paul Grin
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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

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 integrative medicine has been known to help. ...Read more

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Dr. Anil Shah
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
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How effective is botox in treating headache?

Dr. Anil Shah
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
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Depends: Some types of headaches can be responsive to botox. Be aware that headaches have a variety of sources and should be investigated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Will botox work in area where I used renova?

Dr. Otto Placik
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Yes: Yes, this should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Is botox safe?

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
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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 more

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