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I will get botox injections to reduce forehead wrinkles. Who would be the best to avoid a droopy eyelid--my dentist or a board certified dermatologist?

I will get botox injections to reduce forehead wrinkles. Who would be the best to avoid a droopy eyelid--my dentist or a board certified dermatologist?

Eye MD: I would vote for either an ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic surgeon. Both of these are eye doctors, the latter also specializing in plastic surgery. ...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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Are the results of botox or dysport injections to eliminate the horizontal lines on my forehead permanent?

Are the results of botox or dysport injections to eliminate the horizontal lines on my forehead permanent?

No: Botox and Dysport work by relaxing the muscles that cause the skin to scrunch up. When the effects wear off in 3-4 months, the skin will start to move again and the wrinkles will come back. Regular maintenance is required to make the lines stay away. ...Read more

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Do botox injections cause lumps under the skin? I may be injected to decrease forehead creasing. I would appreciate, but not get, a smooth appearance?

Do botox injections cause lumps under the skin? I may be injected to decrease forehead creasing. I would appreciate, but not get, a smooth appearance?

No: Botox injections can result in temporary bumps due to the injection. This lasts only a few minutes. Bruising, although rare, can occur. ...Read more

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Can a botched botox injection cause permanent nerve damage? I am thinking of getting botox in my forehead. Should i be concerned that injecting a toxin like this could possiblye cause permanent nerve damage? .

Can a botched botox injection cause permanent nerve damage? I am thinking of getting botox in my forehead.  Should i be concerned that injecting a toxin like this could possiblye cause permanent nerve damage?
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Injection : Injection of Botox in a prescribe manner as approved by the fda should not cause permanent injury to a nerve unless the nerve is pierced or transected by the needle (highly unlikely). Botox works by permanently inactivating the junction between motor nerves and the muscle they innervate. This causes a transient paralysis of the muscle leading to a smoother appearance, or, in the case of temporal headaches, relief from pain. Recovery from the effects of botox, usually in 3 to 4 months depending upon the dose and location, occurs as new nerve endings reconnect to the muscle allowing it function again. There are some case reports that repeated injections can cause permanent relaxation of the muscle. ...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 whereas 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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I had Botox 1 week ago and had a bad reaction to it — lumps and swelling. My eyes are still swollen. Injections in forehead, crows feet area.

I had Botox 1 week ago and had a bad reaction to it — lumps and swelling. My eyes are still swollen. Injections in forehead, crows feet area.

Allergies: Genuine Botox allergy is rare

Perhaps you are allergic to an additive in the mixture.

A picture will help to determine management plan ...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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My mother is takin percocet and toradol injections for severe migraines until she gets these botox injections in her head. She is nauseated and not eating or drinking. What do I do?

My mother is takin percocet and toradol injections for severe migraines until she gets these botox injections in her head. She is nauseated and not eating or drinking. What do I do?

Botox takes 5 days: In the meantime there may be other medications such as Imitrex or Maxalt or zomig (zolmitriptan) that may offer more immediate relief. While Percocet may provide pain relief, it generally does not treat the cause of migraines and is habit-forming. ...Read more

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Why do people get botox on their forehead? It seems like overkill.

Appearance: Quite simply to look more youthful. We also inject the forehead as part of migraine treatment. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have forehead area massaged 2 days after getting Botox in that area?

Yes, but gently: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. It is OK to have a forehead massage 2 days after botox injection, but I still recommend that you use gentle pressure for a total of a week to prevent inadvertent spread of the botox. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any long term bad effects from forehead botox? If your face looks funny afterward, will it eventually just wear off?

No reported long: Term bad effects from Botox, because it wears off after a few months. Yes, all of its effects are temporary. ...Read more

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How long does it take for botox to take effect? I have a class reunion in 2 weeks and want to get botox for my forehead lines. How soon can I expect it to take effect? .

How long does it take for botox to take effect? I have a class reunion in 2 weeks and want to get botox for my forehead lines. How soon can I expect it to take effect?
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It : It usually takes 2-7 days to see the effects of botox. Some people may experience very mild, temporary headaches soon after the injections as the muscles begin to weaken and relax. ...Read more

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Why do people who have had botox, have such phony foreheads?

Poor Technique: Botox must be injected correctly to produce a natural appearing forehead. If the injector does not place it into the specific muscles causing the forehead wrinkles, an unnatural appearance will result. Not uncommonly, too much Botox is injected, causing a flat and immobile forehead. ...Read more

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How safe is botox to the eyebrow and forehead areas

How safe is botox to the eyebrow and forehead areas

Botox is safe: Botox for the forehead is very safe when done in appropriate recommended doses by an experience physician. Juvederm, a dermal filler, uses synthetic or natural substances to "fill in" hollow or sagging areas of the face. Botox contains a safe toxin that workst o reduce the appearance of wrinkles. ...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...: Many options here depending on the specialist you consult (e.g. plastic surgeon, ENT, Ophthalmologist, Dermatologist). ...Read more

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Botox — what type of candidate facial lines work well? I have forehead expression lines when smile -want natural look- good complexion. Nervous?

Frown lines: And forehead wrinkles are treated very nicely with Botox. Also, crows feet and bunny lines. The key is not to overdo Botox. Start conservatively, use the lowest unit amount to weaken the facial expression muscles, not to completely inactivate them! Bear in mind that the effects wear off in a few months, it's not permanent, you can make adjustments with subsequent treatments. Hope this helps! ...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.

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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At 11am I received 60 units of injected botox in forehead & crowsfeet area. Can I swim freestyle (with goggles on) @7:30 tonight for approx 1200 yards?

Not after 2 hours: Swimming after getting a Botox treatment should not be a problem as long as it is at least 2 hours after or whatever length of time your physician recommends. All the best. ...Read more

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Nineteen and already have forehead creases. Would botox get rid of them forever?

Nineteen and already have forehead creases. Would botox get rid of them forever?

No: Botox will reduce or remove the appearance of wrinkles. However, effects will last for only 3-4 months. You would need repeat treatments at this frequency if you want to keep up the results. You are pretty young. Are you sure you need botox? ...Read more

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Can a botox treatment for frown lines make your forehead/face feel any different from if a person didn't have?

Can a botox treatment for frown lines make your forehead/face feel any different from if a person didn't have?

Yes: The goal is to relax the muscles not to freeze the face. So initially it will feel different but not in a bad way but more like less stress or relaxed like when you are at peace. Remember, it is not immediate but takes a few days and you may notice a headache in the first day but that is not true all the time. But don't be surprised by it. ...Read more

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Botox question. If I get botox for my forehead, is it fine if I keep my eyes open during the procedure, or do they have to be closed?

Botox question. If I get botox for my forehead, is it fine if I keep my eyes open during the procedure, or do they have to be closed?

Probably doesn't mat: Why not keep them closed? It's a needle after all and the drug can potentially leak out of the synringe and get in your eye. Your eyelids give you an extra layer of protection. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there times when botox does not decrease forehead lines because the wrong area was injected? Md cannot solve. What happens to my $450?

Botox: If you have not seen any improvement in the forehed lines 2-3 days after the Botox injection then it is possible that the medication was not injected in the optimal areas, the dose was not adequate to produce the desired result, or that you have very deep lines with loose forehead skin and need a foreahed lift. Go back to your doctor and see if he/ she can work out a solution. ...Read more

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I've got deep crow's feet on my forehead. Botox did not do much good. Any effective way to reduce these lines?

Static lines: Now all wrinkles will disappear after your first botox treatment. Some lines are static and are present even when your muscles are relaxed. If you look before botox im sure when lifting the brows up you had more lines that you likely can not make today (see if your MD took pre photos) if you continue using botox in time your body will soften up those static lines if not remove them ...Read more

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Instead of botox for a long horizontal forehead wrinkle, can a laser be focused along the inside of the line to then cause a scab, then heal?

Dynamic wrinkle: The movement of the muscles in the forehead cause the wrinkles which are best treated with a neurotoxin. Laser therapy may reduce the line a bit but cannot achieve what a neurotoxin does. ...Read more