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What Is Botox Made Of
What is Botox?: Botox is a medication consisting of a purified protein product of the bacteria clostridium botulinum. Botox like so many other medications has been purified from a protein found in nature. When used at the appropriate injectable doses, Botox has a very consistent & predictable effect on target tissues in the body (muscles and sweat glands). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was treated with botox in neck to help with dowager's hump, and muscle weekness. It has not helped but made it a lot worse. Anything i can do?
Exercise: Try to do isometric and other neck exercise. It is a good idea to see a physical therapist to learn how to do these exercises properly . All of botox's effects completely disappear after 3 months, but the weakness often gets better after a few weeks, especially with daily exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that not only did the botox paralyze my swallowing but can my cerebral palsy made it worse since it's 10 months and now I'm on a peg?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 : 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Does botox create that overly surprised look? I'm worried about getting that overly surprised look. Can botox cause that look? If so, how do I avoid it?
It can be avoided: If the Botox is not injected correctly over the forehead area, it can sometimes create that spock eyebrow look where the sides spike upwards. This can be avoided by the doctor making sure the botox is injected in accordance with the patient's muscle movements. Otherwise, Botox should not give a "surprised" look but it should help give a lift to the brows which makes you look more awake. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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