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What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor 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 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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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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How painful are botox injections? Are botox injections very painful? What is done to reduce the pain of injections? .

How painful are botox injections? Are botox injections very painful? What is done to reduce the pain of injections?

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Minimal discomfort: Botox injections are usually not painful. Tiny injections are used to target specific muscles to relax them. In our office, we usually use ice before and after the injection to minimize discomfort. Botox treatments only take a few minutes to complete and the results last 3-4 months. It's worth it! ...Read more

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Has anyone had botox injections for intractable neural itch?

Has anyone had botox injections for intractable neural itch?

Neurologic symptoms: Botox has an effect of blocking neurologic transmitters. It could be used for long term treatment of chronic skin irritation, but it is not an fda indication. One can first test for the etiology of such a problem by taking a good history, and using a steroid cream for topical treatments. Remember that Botox acts on the neural chemical release mechanism, stabilizing neuronal membranes .Itblocks all. ...Read more

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With Botox injections for OAB, will these need to repeated forever? or will it eventually cure the OAB?

With Botox injections for OAB, will these need to repeated forever? or will it eventually cure the OAB?

Over/Active/Bladder: YES Botox injections are metabolized over a definitive time period (4 to 9 months). Best to discuss with your GU doc... ...Read more

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Will a botox injection help with spasticity from a stroke:?

Will a botox injection help with spasticity  from a stroke:?

Yes: However that is a decision you and your rehab doctor need to make regarding how the decrease in spasticity will affect you. Sometimes this spasticity is needed to function, so if you get less functional then your may need to reconsider botox's role in your treatment for your stroke. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a botox injections?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a botox injections?

Unlikely: Depends on the physician and the indication for the botox. For most cosmetic Botox injections, no lab work (blood tests) are needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections?

Some over lap: Botox will soften lines and wrinkles and calm down overactive muscles. A brow lift repositions the low lying brows, smoothes the forehead wrinkles and calms the muscle bulge between the brows. Botox temporizes the problem with a brow lift the results are longer lasting. ...Read more

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How can I find botox or restaloyne injections for less than those offered at the dermatologists?

How can I find botox or restaloyne injections for less than those offered at the dermatologists?

Cautious consumer: On average the cost is about $12-$20 per unit in the usa. Finding bargain basement discount pricing is risky business in that, the Botox may possibly be overdiluted(watered down), decreasing efficacy and safety of the Botox administered. There is only one manufacturer for Botox cosmetic in the usa and that is allergan. At TLC aesthetics tampa, we only purchase Botox exclusively by allergan. ...Read more

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Is there any recovery period for botox? What, if any, is the recovery time after receiving botox injections? .

Is there any recovery period for botox? What, if any, is the recovery time after receiving botox injections?

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After : After a patient receives Botox injections, the only precautions that i recommend are avoiding strenuous workouts for about 4 hours and avoiding massaging the sites of injection. These precautions help minimize swelling and dispersion of the injected botox. ...Read more

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Is infection a risk with botox injections? How often, if at all, is infection an issue with botox injections? .

Infection : Infection is pretty rare after a Botox injection. It is typically a well tolerated procedure but side effects include headache and droopy eyelid and others that are fairly uncommon. Read more about botox, including before and after pictures, at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I'm looking for insurance coverage in canada that fully cover botox and thy roger injections the botox is for migraines

I'm looking for insurance coverage in canada that fully cover botox and thy roger injections the botox is for migraines

Coverage for migrain: Each insurance company has its own policies when it comes for use of Botox for migraines. More insurance companies are covering it since it received the indication. ...Read more

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I had Botox injections for headache yesterday, one of the sites is raised but it's really painful if I bend over? No pain any other time

Maybe bruising?: Hello and thank you for your excellent question. While a small skin wheal after botox injection is expected, it should resolve in a few hours. It is possible that you have a small bruise or hematoma. I would seek evaluation by your injector or a trained professional. Good luck! ...Read more

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I been told now try Botox Injections in Bladder as may be OAB. What chance of this work? And chance of self cath? any advice for me having this?

I been told now try Botox Injections in Bladder as may be OAB. What chance of this work? And chance of self cath? any advice for me having this?

Botox: The active ingredient in Botox (there are a few strands of botulinum toxin on the market now) has just been approved for overactive bladder and has actually been used for quite a few years with great success. Only thing to keep in mind is that the effects do wear off after 6-8 months and there is always a possibility of side effects occurring. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can botox help with a sagging jawline? My jawline is increasingly saggy, though it's skin and not fat. Can botox injections help with this problem? .

Can botox help with a sagging jawline? My jawline is increasingly saggy, though it's skin and not fat. Can botox injections help with this problem?

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No: Botox relaxes the muscles of facial expression. One would need surgery to improve skin laxity. Some noninvasive methods are available for improvement of early or minor lacity. ...Read more

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Can botox migrate to other areas? Is it possible for the botox to migrate under the skin to unintended areas after injections? If so, how is the problem avoided? .

Can botox migrate to other areas? Is it possible for the botox to migrate under the skin to unintended areas after injections? If so, how is the problem avoided?

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Botox migration: Botox can migrate to other areas. This is the cause of the eye droop seen occasionally after injection of the "parenthesis" area between the brows. It is very unusual for Botox to cause systemic problems, except on individuals who have unusual neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis or ms. ...Read more

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Botox for hyperhydrosis i suffer from hyperhydrosis and have tried pretty much everything except botox injections. Are they effective? Painful? Covered by most insurances? Are there any side effects I should know about? Or anything else?

Very effective: Injections of Botox for hyperhydrosis are very effective, very safe, not very painful and are approved by the fda, which makes it very likely that the insurance will pay for it. Unlike with migraines and wrinkles where the effect of Botox lasts 3 months, the effect of Botox for hyperhydrosis lasts 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Contracture = deformity caused by permanent shortening of ...Read more