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How often would i need botox injections for facial wrinkles? I've read that botox is not dangerous, but i'm nervous about having a toxin injected into my face regularly. If there are complications, are they due to the amount or frequency of treatments? Wh

How often would i need botox injections for facial wrinkles? I've read that botox is not dangerous, but i'm nervous about having a toxin injected into my face regularly. If there are complications, are they due to the amount or frequency of treatments? Wh

~4 months: It varies on male and female and the number of units injected but Botox on average will last about 120 days. The amount of Botox on average injected into a face is ~40 units, amount to cause paralysis of the body ~3, 000. Some complications can occur, can discuss with your provider-depends on where it is injected. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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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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There is obviously no way for botox injections to avoid droopy eyelids when there is static horizontal forehead moderately deep wrinkles,, right?

No.: No, careful injection, including careful placement of injections, and spreading small doses rather than giving large doses in one area, can help prevent droopy eyelid. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections? I'm considering having a brow lift to tighten up the wrinkles across my forehead, but my friend said all i need is some botox injections. How different are the results from using boto

What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections? I'm considering having a brow lift to tighten up the wrinkles across my forehead, but my friend said all i need is some botox injections. How different are the results from using boto

Botox : Botox and Dysport are both excellent ways to reduce wrinkles... The question is how much has your brow dropped... The answer is in your eyes and eyelids... Are they droopy from your eyebrows sitting on your eyelids?... If so then you may be a candidate for a browlift where as Botox can actually make this condtion worse.... See a facial plastic surgeon and get an opinion based on your appearance... Considering the cost of long term Botox and surgery... The consult would be worth it! hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to if I am only 20 and I have this wrinkle. How to remove it without surgery/botox?

What to if I am only 20 and I have this wrinkle. How to remove it without surgery/botox?

Cause of wrinkle?: At your age, it is difficult to imagine you have wrinkles which may be caused by repeated motion (best treated by botox) or by stopping the movement that causes the wrinkles. For example if playing the trombone or smoking a cigarette causes lip wrinkles>>>>stop. If due to skin aging from sun exposure>>>stop tanning. If due to scars, consider scar revision. If volume loss, consider fillers. ...Read more

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Is botox safe? And if you stop getting botox will ur skin get more wrinkly?

Is botox safe? And if you stop getting botox will ur skin get more wrinkly?

Botox is proven safe: Botox (botulinum toxin) has a proven track record for safety. It works by preventing the muscle movement which creates wrinkles. If you stop using botox, it will stop working. Therefore, then the wrinkle creation process will continue. If you use Botox regularly, you can reduce wrinkle formation. There is no "rebound" or "bounce back" if you try Botox and then stop using it. ...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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Help can botox get rid of wrinkles already present on your face?

Yes: That is what botox cosmetic is for. It is used to reduce or completely remove the appearance of wrinkles on the face by relaxing the underlying muscles. Note that botox only lasts for 3-4 months, so in order to keep up the effect indefinitely, you will need repeat treatments this often. ...Read more

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