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How Long Does It Take For Botox To Fully Work
Botox Effect 3-5 Day: Botox will typically set in between 3-5 days. Full effect can take up to 2 weeks in some individuals. If you are not seeing the desired effect after that time frame, you should consult with your provider. Some patients will benefit from increased dosing or extending the treatment area to cover a broader target. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
Botox treatment.: Usually 3-5 days. Some of my patients state that they start to feel the effect even sooner. Talk to your plastic surgeons as s/he will need to ensure that you are a good candidate or not for this procedure. ...Read more
Efecct in 7 - 10 day: It take up to 7- 10 days to reach maximum effect and the duration of effect is on the average about 18 weeks in Botox palms (range 8-32). ...Read more
How long after you have Botox for migraines do you expect it to start working? Does it take a couple of weeks or do you expect it to work straight away
How long does it take for botox to take effect? I have a class reunion in 2 weeks and want to get botox for my forehead lines. How soon can I expect it to take effect? .
It: It usually takes 2-7 days to see the effects of botox. Some people may experience very mild, temporary headaches soon after the injections as the muscles begin to weaken and relax. ...Read more
2-14 days: If it's your first time getting botox, you can expect some improvement within 2-4 days. Full effect can take up to 2 weeks. People who receive their treatments regularly usually see an improvement within 24 hours and full effect within 7-10 days. ...Read more
About five days: Botox takes about 4-5 days to cause muscle relaxation in most areas. That's why most clinicins will have you return in two weeks to reevaluate treatment. Dosing can vary based on the muscle size and you would rather under treat than over treat. ...Read more
I have to get a botox shot in my bladder next week but I want to know more about it how long will the procedure take and will I be awake through it?
Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who is doing the procedure. There are several different ways of performing the injection and it can vary widely. Speak to the doctor if you have any questions. ...Read more
How long do u have to wait till botox works have 38 niddles every 12 weeks as had migraine for 5 years now had botox for nearly 2 years?
Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective? .
Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more
Yes: Excessive sweating of underarms, hands, & feet (hyperhidrosis) is helped with use of botox. The duration is variable, but typically around 4-6 months. In the underarm, placement is in a grid-like pattern in an effort to distribute the effects over a wide area. Some get improvement in sweating with Botox given is distant sites. Likely this is due to changes in the autonomic nervous system. ...Read more
I get botox shot for frequent urination came from side effect of a med. Vesicare (solifenacin) didn't work can the shot be done before 6 months? Take another med?
FDA recommends at least 12 weeks between injections. Vesicare (solifenacin) is only 1 of the meds. That can be tried for OAB. OAB if you have 2 of:urinate 8 timess a day & 2times a night, urgent urination often, leak urine frequently.
Botox take about 2 wk to work. May last up to 8mos. Pills give more dry mouth. Botox gives more UTIs & more need for catheterization than pills. I hope this inf is helpful. ...Read more
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
How long do the affects of botox last? I've heard that botox is not a permanent fix. How often would I have to get it?
Thank you for your question. Botox typically last 3-4 months after treatment for facial wrinkles. Some patients are lucky where the results last much longer. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a Botox specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.
Dr. Chaboki. ...Read more
Are there other injectibles that do the same thing as botox? Are there cheaper alternatives to botox, and do they work as well? .
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) or Dysport: Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) and Dysport are a little cheaper than botox. Botox costs me 20-25% more. ...Read more
How long does botox last? If I'm going to spend $400 or $500 for botox, I want it to last as long as possible. How long do the effects realistically last? .
Longevity of BOTOX: Ranges from 3 months to 6 months but is unit amount dependent> ...Read more
3-5 months: At the beginning, the average is about 4 months. With repeat injections (over 2 years or so) that often lengthens to about 6 months. If the dose was not strong enough, it may wear off sooner. ...Read more
I have been told I have temporalis hypertrophy, we have just tried Botox injections to help. What can I do if this doesn't work? What is the cause?
Chronic contractions: Any muscle "hypertrophies" or increases in size when it contracts more than usual or more than normal. That's the reason you are being given BOTOX so that perhaps, you will have the muscles relaxed and go back to a normal size eventually. ...Read more
Are belotero injections the best option for me? I have been getting botox injections every six weeks for a couple of years now. A friend recently told me about belotero injections and said that they last longer than other type of injections. I want to mai
Possibly: Belotero is one of the newer hyaluronic acid (ha) fillers on the market. I like it especially for very fine lines around the lips and improving the heavy look around the eyelids. It is not a substitute for Botox which relaxes muscles causing wrinkles but may be used to augment results not completely improved with botox. Belotero lasts on average 6 months. ...Read more
I'm looking for insurance coverage in canada that fully cover botox and thy roger injections the botox is for migraines
What's your specialty: What is your specialty? Procedures such as neurotoxins and dermal fillers are not properly learned in a weekend course. Board certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons among a few other specialties are best equipped to perform these procedures, including advanced techniques. ...Read more
Yes: Botox injections into the vocal cords to treat spasmodic dysphonia can be effective but this is an off label treatment that should only be performed by an ENT specialist who is very experienced in this kind of treatment. The vocal cords are close to your swallowing muscles and misplacement of the product could result in swallowing difficulties. Treatments need to be repeated every 10-12 weeks. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes it takes more than the typical 20-24 units of Botox to stop the muscles from moving. A little booster shot can help achieve that. A touch up treatment is usually down about 2 weeks after the initial treatment. ...Read more
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
What is bladder botox? How does it work? And help with interstitual cystitis? My dr mentioned it but didn't explain
Does a patient typically pay the $250 consult fee plus botox cost at every 4 month visit? How does this normally work out?
Differs by practice: This varies by practice. We don't charge a consult fee. Our Botox treatments are charged based on how many units you use - so if you use less, it costs less. ...Read more
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
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
I'm considering botox for my palmar hyperhidrosis, is there any long term complications I need to be aware of?
No: First axillary hyperhydrosis is the indication, pulmar hyperhydrosis has not been studied as much---but it work, now the problems pain during procedure---how much and how many sites to inject--some hand weakness can happen. ...Read more
Botox side effect: If the Botox has diffused into the orbital muscles, then the blurred vision may last several weeks to months, talk to your treating doctor about your concerns if they persist. My belief is that if the person performing the "procedure" is not able to handle the complications, they should not be doing the procedure. Hopefully your provider was an experienced doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, this should not be a problem. ...Read more
Differently!: Botox and Restylane (dermal fillers) are not similar at all and they are not interchangeable. Botox relaxes the muscles under the skin which allows the skin to move less and have less wrinkles. Motion wrinkles go away quickly, resting wrinkles take multiple treatments. Restylane (dermal fillers) is filler that replaces lost volume in the face. It works great for fixing facial contour, it does very little for wrinkles. ...Read more
Besides Iontophoresis, botox, and ETS will there be a cure for severe palmer hyperhidrosis? Nothing else works for me
Sympathectomy: Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy is a Surgery I have assisted in to treat hyperhidrosis at UCLA. Studies show it is a viable treatment option. My advice is to carefully weigh how much it affects your life and choose a profession and future where it will not affect your work. Read: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2749196/ ...Read more
When botox is used for treatment in inconvenience, how long will it last, & are there side effects?
Botox side effects: Side effects of Botox are related to the site of injection. They are generally mild and do not last long. The effects from Botox will last three to six months. ...Read more
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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