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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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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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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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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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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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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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