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Is The Botox Injections A Risky Thing To Do
Botox is safe: Botulinum toxin (dysport, botox, etc) is a very predictable and safe procedure when done by an experienced physician. Any procedure carries risks (just like riding in a car) but those risks are quite small. Seek out a qualified facial plastic surgeon. He/she will be able to discuss the risks of Botox injections and answer all your questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safer than peanuts: Botox has been around for decades! there are more deaths from peanuts and penicillin than there are from botox. Botox side effects are generally mild and they resolve without any treatment. There is no chance whatsoever of getting botulism from botox. It is a purified protein not a bacteria. Find a doctor with lots of experience and try it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Botox has on label and off label uses. On label means uses that the fda has specifically approved it for and off label are other uses not "on the label". Some common uses are: decreasing the appearance of wrinkles, migraine headache treatment, clenching/tmd, overactive sweat glands, and relief of muscle pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What sort of special program or training does a nurse have to get to be certified on botox injections?
Physician Oversight: Nurse practitioners and pa may be allowed to do injections under direct supervision of a physician. Varies from state to state. Usually taught as a preceptorship during which the trainee watches, then performs injections as directed, then injects under supervision of licensed practitioner qualified to do those types of injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injector ethics: Ensure that your injector takes a full history to ensure you are a suitable candidate. S(he) should show you the bottle from which the product is drawn, disclose the dilution factor and storage conditions as well as chart your treatment, noting the units used, sites treated and lot number. Your injector should set the expectation by outlining the indications for botox. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How painful are botox injections? Are botox injections very painful? What is done to reduce the pain of injections?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looking younger: Botox has many uses. Esthetic and medical. It can stop pain from spasms; prevent migraines; eliminate dynamic wrinkles, and a bunch of other ailments. You can find what Botox is used for by searching the web. There is not enough space here. The cost vary by doc and by the amount used. It is sold by the until and by the procedure- depending upon your treating physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different drugs: Botox is what we call a neurotoxin. It's a purified protein that blocks the transmission of a signal from the nerve ending to the muscle. By doing so, it allows the muscle to relax and in turn, it gives the skin a chance to relax and the wrinkles disappear. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid that is injected under the skin to fill depressions. It's usually used to reduce laugh lines or plump the lips. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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