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How can I reduce the side effects of botox?

How can I reduce the side effects of botox?

Botox Side Effects: Avoid blood thinners prior to treatment. Consider arnica montana if you tend to bruise easily. Ice the treatment area for a few minutes prior to reduce the chance of bruising and any discomfort. Avoid massaging the treated area for 2 days and consider avoiding significant cardiovascular activities for 24 hours. If you are experiencing any side effects (which would be rare) return to your provider. ...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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What are the side effects of botox?

What are the side effects of botox?

Few / Minimal: There are some minimal risks when using botox. Bruising (<5%), swelling, discomfort, headache, eyelid or brow drooping (exceedingly rare). Of course any medication taken inappropriately can have serious side effects. Botox has a very safe track record now for 20+ years. You should avoid Botox while pregnant or breast feeding and if you have any neurological conditions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of botox injections?

Few & Minimal: Avoid Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding or have neurological conditions. When used appropriately for the reduction of lines of expression in the upper 1/3 of the face, Botox is incredibly safe. In my experience of 1000's of injections, the most common side effect is a small bruise (<5%). Headaches & swelling (rare). Eyelid or brow drooping (exceedingly rare). ...Read more

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How long will the side effects of botox last in my face?

How long will the side effects of botox last in my face?

What side effect?: Potential side effects of Botox include mild facial asymmetry, heaviness of the brow and rare complications such as drooping of an eyelid. Most asymmmetries can be corrected with a small amount of additional botox. Heaviness of the brow or drooping of an eyelid is usually a short-term problem, lasting only a couple of weeks. The effects of Botox are usually completely gone by 3 to 4 months. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of botox for the treatment of nondiabetic gastroparesis?

Unknown...: There are a few studies looking at the effectiveness of Botox injection of the pylorus in patients with idiopathic gastroparesis and none showed it to be any better than placebo. There were no significant side effects of Botox injection of the pylorus in the studies. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which side effects can botox cause?

Refer to the web: The package insert lists all of the known risks, up to and including death. You can find it online. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to using botox?

Are there side effects to using botox?

Very low risk: Botox has an excellent safety record when administered by qualified professionals. Rarely someone might have some temporary drooping of an eyelid or eyebrow and this should resolve quickly. ...Read more

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What kinds of side effects are common with botox? What possible side effects should I be prepared for if i decide to get botox injections? .

What kinds of side effects are common with botox? What possible side effects should I be prepared for if i decide to get botox injections?

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Botox : Botox side effects are essentially non existent. The main issues are the results and effects of the needle punctures and action of the botox. A needle puncture can leave a small spot or possible bruise, although this is very unusual. The Botox can be injected in inappropriate locations that can lead to irregular muscle actions. When you first get botox, start simple and see how it goes for you. Best wishes dr. Peterson. ...Read more

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What kinds of side effects are common with botox? What possible side effects should I be prepared for if i decide to get botox injections? .

Botox : Botox treatment is the most common non-surgical cosmetic surgery treatment. The complications are infrequent but as has been mentioned, discomfort at the injection site, bruising and much less commonly laxity of the brows treated or eyelid weakness. You should discuss your health and these potential issues with Botox use with the plastic surgeon who you chose to treat you. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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Can botox help in looking younger? What are the side effects?

Botox: Botox paralyzes muscles which clears up fine lines and wrinkles in the face temporarily which then gives a more youthful appearance. It is only temporary. It may paralyze muscles not desired resulting in eye droop or inability to show facial expression. Botox is a very powerful poison if injected into the blood stream it could cause paralysis of major body muscles, the worst scenario death. ...Read more

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