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Complications Associated Botox Injection Contracture
Bruising & soreness: Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed. The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What sort of special program or training does a nurse have to get to be certified on botox injections?
Physician Oversight: Nurse practitioners and pa may be allowed to do injections under direct supervision of a physician. Varies from state to state. Usually taught as a preceptorship during which the trainee watches, then performs injections as directed, then injects under supervision of licensed practitioner qualified to do those types of injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injector ethics: Ensure that your injector takes a full history to ensure you are a suitable candidate. S(he) should show you the bottle from which the product is drawn, disclose the dilution factor and storage conditions as well as chart your treatment, noting the units used, sites treated and lot number. Your injector should set the expectation by outlining the indications for botox. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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