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What is botox cosmetic?

What is botox cosmetic?

What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...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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Can i exercise a few hours after cosmetic botox around my eyes.ive heard yes and no?

Can i exercise a few hours after cosmetic botox around my eyes.ive heard yes and no?

Botox/Exercise: Depends on type of exercise. Best one to consult is the doctor that gave you the Botox. ...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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Is there a healthy and safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines?

Is there a healthy and safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines?

Many options here...: ...Depending on the specialist you consult (e.g. plastic surgeon, ENT, Ophthalmologist, Dermatologist). ...Read more

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Is there a safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines? I have used botox in the past but want something not as invasive.

Is there a safer alternative to botox cosmetic for softening light forehead lines?  I have used botox in the past but want something not as invasive.

Unlikely: Botox is really not that invasive when you consider other more drastic options which may do more harm than good. There is another biosimilar product to Botox but it is not commonly used. ...Read more

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Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Probably never: To become a Plastic Surgeon requires completing Medical School and then a residency in Plastic Surgery. Completing Dental School makes you eligible to take a residency on one of the Dental Specialties, not Medical Specialties. Becoming a Dentist does not make you eligible for a Plastic Surgery Residency the same way becoming a Physician does not make you eligible for an Orthodontic Residency. ...Read more

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If you're on botox for migraines would you still need topamax (topiramate) & sumatriptan too & if the dose is higher than cosmetic use then would it freeze ur face?

If you're on botox for migraines would you still need topamax (topiramate) & sumatriptan too & if the dose is higher than cosmetic use then would it freeze ur face?

See your neurologist: Botox for chronic migraines can relieve migraine headache symptoms for up to three months. Topiramate is taken daily and used for migraine prophylaxis, while sumatriptan is taken as needed for acute attacks. Discuss your response to botox with your neurologist for detailed recommendations. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more

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I did a botox with a cosmetic doctor its been a month now i can't lift my right eye up and its very pain full is that normal please i need answer as soon as possible or I have to see a doctor for my problem.

I did a botox with a cosmetic doctor its been a month now i can't lift my right eye up and its very pain full is that normal please i need answer as soon as possible or I have to see a doctor for my problem.

Ptosis after Botox: I assume you have ptosis. A therapy recommended to treat ptosis resulting from administration of botulinum toxins A and B is apraclonidine 0.5 % eye drops which is an ?2-adrenergic agonist, which causes Müller muscles to contract quickly elevating the upper eyelid 1-3 mm. Your cosmetic doctor should know this and try to manage this until it wears off. This is a well known risk of Botox. ...Read more

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Could botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

Could botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

No, they do not.: Aging is a natural process that continues unabated but muscle paralytics, fillers etc help decrease the signs of aging. ...Read more

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Will botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

Will botox and cosmetics actually prevent aging?

No: Aging is a natural process that continues unabated but muscle paralytics, fillers etc help decrease the signs of aging. ...Read more

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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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Is botox good?

Is botox good?

Yes: Botox is a purified protein that is used to soften wrinkles of the forehead and those on the outer lids (crows feet). Ideally, the muscular motion that contribute to these lines will be softened leaving a relaxed and pretty appearance. Good Botox should still allow some animation. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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How could i get botox..?

How could i get botox..?

From your Doctor: Botox is a substance that requires not only a doctor's prescription, but for a certified medical person to give the injection. The injector should understand facial anatomy - that's why i give my patients the injections myself. Other offices allow their nurses to give it. The bottom line is that when given correctly, it is both safe and effective for control of facial lines and wrinkles. ...Read more

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What's it's like to use botox?

What's it's like to use botox?

A pinch: Botox injections feel like a slight pinch at the area of the needle. Results become apparent over the next 1-2 weeks. Results last for 3-4 months. Wrinkles in treated areas will become less apparent or even totally disappear. Very safe and very effective! ...Read more

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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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At what point should I do botox?

When to do Botox: The only person to answer this question is you. If you have certain wrinkles like frown or "11" lines, worry lines on the forehead or crows feet around the eyes then you might consider doing Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles that cause these lines. If they do not bother you then you do not need to treat the. Cosmetic procedures are completely elective. You are in control. ...Read more

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Are there any side affects to botox ?

Yes: Here is a link to the FDA required notification in the Allergen web site: http://www.allergan.com/miscellaneous-pages/allergan-pdf-files/botox_med_guide ...Read more

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When should I consider starting botox ?

For wrinkles: Botox is most effective at preventing worsening of certain lines of expression especially the glabella (between the eyebrows), forehead, and crow's feet , and perioral (smoker) lines. These can start forming as early as 20's and get more noticeable in 30s, 40s. Botox can be started at any age when wrinkles form but early intervention helps to keep the lines from deepening and worsening. ...Read more

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