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How bad is botox for your skin health?

How bad is botox for your skin health?

Botox is beneficial: Botox and disport work by preventing the contraction of muscles which leads to wrinkles. When used regularly, it can help promote long term improvements in your appearance. When given by a properly trained and experienced injector, the risk of problems is very low and patient satisfaction is very high. ...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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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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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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Had botox then allergic reactions x3 in a week. No topical used, only alcohol to clean skin. How long will the reactions keep happening? And to what?

Very unusual: "allergic" reactions to Botox or Dysport (botulinum toxin a) are very rare. I would discuss the signs and symptoms with your treating physician to verify that it was an apparent true allergic reaction. Then consider reporting it to the manufacturer. Obviously if disturbing enough to outweigh the intended benefits, strongly consider a different treatment option in the future. ...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? .

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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Could botox and fillers cause skin problems?

Rare: There are complications to any procedure. Very rare with botox and fillers. For best results see skilled clinician. ...Read more

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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

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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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Will botox prevent me from getting skin diseases later in life?

Will botox prevent me from getting skin diseases later in life?

No: Botox helps to prevent deepening or worsening of certain lines or wrinkles that are caused by facial expression or frowning. It also helps with excessive sweating and migraine headaches. Does not prevent skin diseases however. ...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