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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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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 harmful for your health is it to crack your neck?

How harmful for your health is it to crack your neck?

Depends on : Who's doing it. If you're doing it yourself, probably not a good idea, because doing it chronically will loosen your neck joint ligaments and worsen the problem. If done by a skilled manual medicine practitioner should be ok. Once in a great while, especially in older people this can lead to vertebral artery dissection. ...Read more

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How bad is the sun for your skin?

How bad is the sun for your skin?

Mostly: A small amount of sun will generate vitamin d which is a good thing. More than that especially with those with lightly pigmented skin, will cause sunburns, metabolic changes and a marked increase in the chance of skin cancer and melanoma in later life. Use protection and sunscreens as much as possible. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is tearing your achilles?

How harmful for your health is tearing your achilles?

A significant injury: If this was a complete rupture it would require surgery to reattach it. A cast is usually applied above the knee for at least a few weeks. This is then followed up with a short leg cast for a few more weeks. Partial tears can be treated with casting alone. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your health to lick your yogurt lid everyday?

Is it bad for your health to lick your yogurt lid everyday?

No: as long as you are only licking the inside of the lid there should be no problem. It is sealed and in contact with the yogurt inside so there is no more risk than eating the yogurt. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana for your health?

How bad is marijuana for your health?

Cannabis: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis bad for your overall health?

Is psoriasis bad for your overall health?

Yes: People with psoriasis have a variety of health problems beyound the skin. Some of the skin can be very extensive and the fingernails can be involved. Also the nails can be involved but beyond that there is a type of arthritis call ed psoriatic arthritis and there can be 5 types. Beyond that there is risk for heart disease and even lymph nodes cancer such as lymphoma. ...Read more

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The sun causes skin cancer but is vital for optimal skin health. How do you balance sun exposure then? How much is good?

The sun causes skin cancer but is vital for optimal skin health. How do you balance sun exposure then? How much is good?

I wear sunscreen: all the time even on cloudy days as UV still gets through. I take 2000mg Vitamin D every day. I would check your Vitamin D level and get on supplements. Even a little sun can cause skin cancer especially if you are susceptible or have family history ...Read more

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How can I get my face clear...? Is there such thing as [food for your face]?

How can I get my face clear...? Is there such thing as [food for your face]?

Scientific Rx: There's no magic food. If your acne is confined to your face, topical benzoyl peroxide may clear you or if not, addition of a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin may be all that's required. If the oral contraceptive pill is right for you, this may also clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best medical procedure to erase wrinkles once and for all?

What is the best medical procedure to erase wrinkles once and for all?

Depends: There is no way to erase wrinkles permanently. Wrinkles come with the aging process and until one finds the fountain of youth - this is going to be impossible. There are multiple procedures, both surgical and non-operative that can improve the appearance. Consult with our plastic surgeon for your best options. www.associatedplasticsurgeons.com. ...Read more

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How bad is it for your health to occasionally smoke cannabis?

How bad is it for your health to occasionally smoke cannabis?

Cannabis damage: Zalesky et al 2012 show long-term cannabis use is hazardous to white matter in the developing brain. Given the association between cannabis-related harms and age of onset of regular use, delaying use may minimize such harmful effects. Disturbed brain connectivity in cannabis users may underlie cognitive impairment and vulnerability to psychosis, depression and anxiety disorders (lim et al., 2002). ...Read more

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How effective is manuka honey for your skin and wellbeing?

How effective is manuka honey for your skin and wellbeing?

Honey: Certain types of honey are used for moisturizing skin and for anti inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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Is clapping your hands benfecial for your overall health? Can it be bad?

Is clapping your hands benfecial for your overall health? Can it be bad?

Not a health issue: Clapping your hands is not bad for you, unless you're doing it to the point of exhaustion and bleeding. Is it good for you? I suppose it's a form of modest exercise. 'if you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!'. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is it to drink before knee surgery?

Risky: The alcohol intake is a major concern in two types of patients. Obviously the alcoholic in one, but the other is the one who has drunk the night before surgery. Alcohol is essentially a dehydrating agent. This is to say your blood volume is lower than normal after alcohol. When we induce anesthesia we lower the patient's blood pressure . This is made worse by alcohol. Try without before surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a safe treatment for excessive sweating on hands and feet to stop it for good. ?

Is there a safe treatment for excessive sweating on hands and feet to stop it for good. ?

NoPermanent solution: Iontophoresis and Botulinum toxin injections are the most effective safe treatment. You can read about them at this link> http://bit.ly/1HFBsnj With Iontophoresis hands are placed in tap water and direct current causes ionized substances to enter skin. 20 min daily or 3X a week. May be able to decrease frequency to once a week. Botulinum injections last 6 months. Injection can be painful. ...Read more

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Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

Possibly: Makeup covers the pores and potentially clogs them, giving the possibility of getting infections or folliculitis. However, if you have clean skin, over the long term, you are going to do better. Make-up that rubs in rather than "covering" is likely to be less damaging or clogging over the long term. ...Read more

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I need some information please!? How long is botox in the system?

I need some information please!? How long is botox in the system?

2-6 months: Botox is a neuromusclular paralyzing protein that binds irreversibly to acetylcholine receptors in the muscles where it is injected. The effects are not permanent because each of us "grow" new receptors, usually within 3-4 months, but occasionally quicker or slower (2-6 months). If injected precisely it does not "travel" or have effects elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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How much SPF is good for your skin?

How much SPF is good for your skin?

Approx SPF 30: Generally speaking, if someone uses sunscreen appropriately and re-applies as necessary then an spf-30 is just fine. I hope that is what you were asking. My apologies if that wasn't quite the question. ...Read more

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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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Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

No: When Botox is injected it might cause the area to raise up a little but this should fade away in a few minutes. If you are concern with an injected area, please call back to your injector's office for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...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? .

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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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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What ia the alternative to botox that comes in pills? Does humana-medicare covers for botox or its alternative? I have head sweat sincs l was a teen

Botox: Botox does inhibit sweating by blocking the acetylcholine receptors. It's effect will last for a few months before it needs to be repeated. There are no pills that are as safe and specific that I am aware of. Other treatments include iontophoresis or antiperspirants such as drysol. Botox treatment is not covered for the treatment of sweating by most insurance programs. ...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

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I've had Botox in my head for migraine and my hair has started to fall out. It wore off and it stopped. I've had Botox topped up and hairs falling out?

Recommend: Although this is unusual, your BOTOX may be affecting your adversely, but since there are other brands available, such as MYOBLOC, have your doctor try a different prep. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of heaviness in head and eyes after botox application and when will it subside?

What can be the reason of heaviness in head and eyes after botox application and when will it subside?

Common with 1st injx: Theis is a common complaint with the very first injection and may be due to a combination of lack of familiarity with the sensations of an immobile forward and lymphatic stasis. Generall this will resolve over a two week period. The only concern is if your eyelid covers your pupil = blepharoptosis weir which you should see your injecting physician. ...Read more

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I have dermatitis on my cheeks, its not severe. Iam 35 and my jawlin and skin around my mouth is sagging. Does Botox help? Should I go for it?

I have dermatitis on my cheeks, its not severe. Iam 35 and my jawlin and skin around my mouth is sagging. Does Botox help? Should I go for it?

No: unless u are a model and ur job is in danger u should be self confident and wait until such time when utterly necessary. borox can backfire too. ...Read more

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I've gotten botox shots for cervical dystonia , i can hold my head straight a lot better but i'm getting a lot of pain around my right shoulder ?

I've gotten botox shots for cervical dystonia , i can hold my head straight a lot better but i'm getting a lot of pain around my right shoulder ?

Common, need PT: Shoulder pain can be common after dystonia injections and pt normally should be done to strengthen supporting muscles that have not been used because of the tightness. I would ask my doc for a pt script to see if they can give you some relief. The side that is causing shoulder pain verse the side your chin was pulled before is an important point to tell your pt as well. ...Read more

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One year back, i was injected botox into my facial skin. Later two lumps are formed under the eyes and looking awkward. Is there any remedy to remove?

One year back, i was injected botox into my facial skin. Later two lumps are formed under the eyes and looking awkward. Is there any remedy to remove?

Botox granuloma?: It is possible that you may have developed a granuloma or reaction to the Botox injection. Please go back to your injector and see what he/she says. You may benefit from a steroid injection, if an inflammatory reaction has occurred. ...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

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