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What are some dangers of botox?

What are some dangers of botox?

Minimal: Botulinum toxin is a deadly poison in large doses because it can paralyze vital muscles used in breathing and swallowing. In the very small doses used in cosmetic treatments, there have been no serious incidents. Bruising, drooping and rarely, blurred and double vision are realistic risks. Counterfeit products could be a problem. Going to an experienced, licensed injector is your best protection. ...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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Does face botox is useful for face lift - or it's dangerous for a female 34 years ?

Does face botox is useful for face lift - or it's dangerous for a female 34 years ?

Not equivalent: Botox will relax muscles and soften wrinkles that are caused by those muscles. A facelift will generally not work on the muscles but will reposition fat pads and excise loose or redundant skin ...Read more

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What are the dangers of treating bladder incontinence with botox injections?

What are the dangers of treating bladder incontinence with botox injections?

Retention, UTI: Botox is used to treat severe urge incontinence (overactive bladder). It is injected thru a cystoscope (thin telescope) into the detrusor (bladder) muscle. Botox partially paralyzes spastic bladder muscle, there can be a period of temporary urinary retention or trouble emptying the bladder requiring catheterization, typically for a week. Utis may occur during this period. ...Read more

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How dangerous is botox, and can accupuncture help with cervical dystonia , i'm 22 years old , ?

How dangerous is botox, and can accupuncture help with cervical dystonia , i'm 22 years old , ?

Not usually: Botox in the usual therapeutical doses has little side effects although there have been headaches reported after Botox injections. As for acupuncture I have no idea although i suspect that any benefit if at all would be very temporary. ...Read more

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Can botox be used for truncal/groin sweating? Is that dangerous? What could be side effects?

Can botox be used for truncal/groin sweating? Is that dangerous? What could be side effects?

Groin hyperhidrosis: Botox can be used effectively to treat hyperhidrosis of the groin. I have a large hyperhidrosis practice and have treated patients with groin hyperhidrosis effectively with Botox for many years. The Center for Excessive Sweating was developed in 1999. Botox injections in the groin for hyerhidrosis will significantly improve your quality of life indicators. ...Read more

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How often would i need botox injections for facial wrinkles? I've read that botox is not dangerous, but i'm nervous about having a toxin injected into my face regularly. If there are complications, are they due to the amount or frequency of treatments? Wh

How often would i need botox injections for facial wrinkles? I've read that botox is not dangerous, but i'm nervous about having a toxin injected into my face regularly. If there are complications, are they due to the amount or frequency of treatments? Wh

~4 months: It varies on male and female and the number of units injected but Botox on average will last about 120 days. The amount of Botox on average injected into a face is ~40 units, amount to cause paralysis of the body ~3, 000. Some complications can occur, can discuss with your provider-depends on where it is injected. ...Read more

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I have palpitations , shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened . End Botox

I have palpitations , shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened . End Botox

Stop the botox: Sounds like you are having classic side effects to botox. The shortness of breath however can signify a dangerous complication whereby the botox can enter the blood stream and travel to other places like the heart, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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What is botox?

Botox works because: Botox is used to relax muscles that cause wrinkles when they move. Usually it is a superficial muscle and it typically involves the facial muscles. Since wrinkles are the result of repeated movement, Botox can also creat smoother skin at rest. The trick is to give enough to smooth but not so much that there is no expression. Gives a 3-4 month affect. ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Is botox safe?

Yes: Botox has been used for years in many medical applications. The amount of Botox used for the typical cosmetic treatment of moderate expression lines of the face is 1/10 to 1/3 the amount used in other medical conditions. The biggest contraindications for the general healthy public include pregnancy and breast feeding or active infection at the site of treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Is botox safe?

Yes: Like any product, its safety of the is dependent upon and responsive to the person administering it & it's quality. Botox is a purified protein that alters the muscles ability to cause lines and deep wrinkles around the outer eyes and forehead. Choose a physician wisely and do not go overboard with removing all lines or wrinkles. Animation is good! Be smart! www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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