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What is botox cosmetic?

What is botox cosmetic?

What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...Read more

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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


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Can I exercise a few hours after cosmetic botox around my eyes. I've heard yes and no?

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Can I exercise a few hours after cosmetic botox around my eyes. I've heard yes and no?

Botox/Exercise: Depends on type of exercise. Best one to consult is the doctor that gave you the Botox. ...Read more

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Is there any cosmetic procedures and/or products that work as good as botox on eliminating skin wrinkles but without animal testing?

Is there any cosmetic procedures and/or products that work as good as botox on eliminating skin wrinkles but without animal testing?

Doubt it: Unfortunatly animal testing is often a part of research and development. I do not have any knowledge about each companies labs but as far as I know at the present time botox disport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) are the only good drugs for these problems ...Read more

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Is there a healthy and safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines?

Is there a healthy and safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines?

Many options here...: ...Depending on the specialist you consult (e.g. plastic surgeon, ENT, Ophthalmologist, Dermatologist). ...Read more

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Is there a safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines? I have used botox in the past but want something not as invasive.

Is there a safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines? I have used botox in the past but want something not as invasive.

Unlikely: Botox is really not that invasive when you consider other more drastic options which may do more harm than good. There is another biosimilar product to Botox but it is not commonly used. ...Read more

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Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Probably never: To become a Plastic Surgeon requires completing Medical School and then a residency in Plastic Surgery. Completing Dental School makes you eligible to take a residency on one of the Dental Specialties, not Medical Specialties. Becoming a Dentist does not make you eligible for a Plastic Surgery Residency the same way becoming a Physician does not make you eligible for an Orthodontic Residency. ...Read more

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If you're on botox for migraines would you still need topamax (topiramate) & sumatriptan too & if the dose is higher than cosmetic use then would it freeze ur face?

If you're on botox for migraines would you still need topamax (topiramate) & sumatriptan too & if the dose is higher than cosmetic use then would it freeze ur face?

See your neurologist: Botox for chronic migraines can relieve migraine headache symptoms for up to three months. Topiramate is taken daily and used for migraine prophylaxis, while sumatriptan is taken as needed for acute attacks. Discuss your response to botox with your neurologist for detailed recommendations. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/migraine. Html ...Read more

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I did a botox with a cosmetic doctor its been a month now I can't lift my right eye up and its very pain full is that normal please I need answer as soon as possible or I have to see a doctor for my problem.

I did a botox with a cosmetic doctor its been a month now I can't lift my right eye up and its very pain full is that normal please I need answer as soon as possible or I have to see a doctor for my problem.

Ptosis after Botox: I assume you have ptosis. A therapy recommended to treat ptosis resulting from administration of botulinum toxins A and B is apraclonidine 0.5 % eye drops which is an α2-adrenergic agonist, which causes Müller muscles to contract quickly elevating the upper eyelid 1-3 mm. Your cosmetic doctor should know this and try to manage this until it wears off. This is a well known risk of Botox. ...Read more

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My mum has a diagnosed Parkinson's Disease and she's suffering a lot from muscle rigidity. She can't relax her shoulders at all. Can I ask a cosmetic surgeon to inject botox to relieve some pain?

My mum has a diagnosed Parkinson's Disease and she's suffering a lot from muscle rigidity. She can't relax her shoulders at all. Can I ask a cosmetic surgeon to inject botox to relieve some pain?

Botox in Parkinson's: Yes Botox can be helpful, not curative in parkinson's, especially with dystonia. But should be done by her treating neurologist not a cosmetic surgeon ...Read more

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Could botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

Could botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

No, they do not.: Aging is a natural process that continues unabated but muscle paralytics, fillers etc help decrease the signs of aging. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...Read more

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Botox injection in rectum and on medication called Suboxone which they want me tapper this medication and take the pain medication does it hurt after?

Botox injection in rectum and on medication called Suboxone which they want me tapper this medication and take the pain medication does it hurt after?

Yes, it does: Buprenorphine will block the pain-relieving effects of other opioid drugs (like morphine, oxycodone etc.) and if your doctors anticipate that you are going to have moderate to severe pain, the recommendation is to stop the Suboxone 2-3 days before, so that their pain medicines will work. Talk to your Suboxone prescriber about coordinating care with the people treating your anal problems. ...Read more

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Highly sensitive to medications. Began trazodone early march. Having more headaches it seems. Scheduled to have botox for headaches in april. Pointless?

Not necessarily: The Botox works differently than taking a tetracyclic or tricyclic antidepressant. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.

I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.

Superior trapezius: 20's male w. fibromyalgia & "chronic migraines". Often find: shoulder girdle asymmetry, head tilt toward lower shoulder, inequality of leading edges of superior trapezium, exquisite tenderness levator scapulae insertion on superior scapula spine. Treatments: shoe lift one side, cannabis lotion massage & acupuncture & biofeedback of larger/spastic trap & shrug exercise tonification of weaker trap. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

Question?: I am not sure of your question; however BOTH Botox and prednisone are useful therapies. I would ask your treating physician about the use of either beta blockers or calcium channel blockers as prophylactic medication to prevent migraines from occurring altogether. ...Read more

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What is the difference between puretox and botox? I was planning to have botox injections, but my dermatologist told me that he prefers puretox. I've never heard of this drug; how is it different from botox? .

What is the difference between puretox and botox? I was planning to have botox injections, but my dermatologist told me that he prefers puretox. I've never heard of this drug; how is it different from botox? .

Purtox: Purtox is not legal to be used in the us yet, but the overseas experience claims it is more similar to Dysport rather than botox, both of them seeming to take effect a little faster than botox. ...Read more

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Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Migraine treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps.
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Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Doc has put me on tapering dose of 60mg prednisolone for chronic migraine not resp. To drugs and partial resp. To Botox. He says that non resp. To prednisolone means my migaine is psychiatric. True?

Not true exactly: Prednisolone is not a common migraine treatment protocol. Often times there's also a underlying dietary, or food allergy source to migraine that can be exacerbating or causing continuous, chronic issues, along with stress. So it would be good to have a food allergy panel done with complement testing to rule out this possibility. Then look at other possible triggers. You don't want to be on chronic steroid treatment. ...Read more

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Does botox hurt?

Does botox hurt?

Typically: The needles is very skinny and short so likely a tiny pinch but needs to be placed in a few locations. ...Read more

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Will botox help for my undereyes?

Will botox help for my undereyes?

It depends: Botox can help with undereye lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, such as when you smile. It can relax these lines and lessen the development of permanent wrinkles. Undereye bags and dark circles are not affected by botox. ...Read more

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What is the use of botox injections?

What is the use of botox injections?

Several: Botox has on label and off label uses. On label means uses that the fda has specifically approved it for and off label are other uses not "on the label". Some common uses are: decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, migraine headache treatment, clenching/tmd, overactive sweat glands, and relief of muscle pain. ...Read more

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How safe is it to get botox injections?

How safe is it to get botox injections?

Safer than peanuts: Botox has been around for decades! There are more deaths from peanuts and penicillin than there are from botox. Botox side effects are generally mild and they resolve without any treatment. There is no chance whatsoever of getting botulism from botox. It is a purified protein not a bacteria. Find a doctor with lots of experience and try it! ...Read more

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Is there a topical alternative to botox?

Is there a topical alternative to botox?

Many options here...: ...Depending on the specialist you consult (e.g. plastic surgeon, ENT, Ophthalmologist, Dermatologist). ...Read more

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Is the botox injections a risky thing to do?

Botox is safe: Botulinum toxin (dysport, botox, etc) is a very predictable and safe procedure when done by an experienced physician. Any procedure carries risks (just like riding in a car) but those risks are quite small. Seek out a qualified facial plastic surgeon. He/she will be able to discuss the risks of Botox injections and answer all your questions. ...Read more

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Is botox reinjection at 2.5 months good/bad?

Is botox reinjection at 2.5 months good/bad?

Neither good or bad: Every patient responds with slight differences to the cosmetic injections of botulin toxin drugs. Their muscle anatomy is different, some have bulkier muscle mass and some just metabolize the products at a different rate. Ideally injections should not be repeated any sooner than 2-2.5 months as the incidence of potential side effects might increase., rarely on a few patients that's all it'll last. ...Read more