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Will getting botox reduce sensation in my face?

Will getting botox reduce sensation in my face?

Botox no sensory: Botox doesn't cause sensory loss only motor loss. In other words, the Botox will minimize muscle movement but does not produce sensation loss of nerves. ...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 botox reduce sensation to your face?

Does botox reduce sensation to your face?

Not anesthetic: Botox is used to relax certain muscle groups but is not used as an anesthetic. Botox blocks the muscle contraction effect of a specific chemical and does not significantly affect sensory nerves. ...Read more

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Besides botox is there any way to get rid of or have fewer lines on your face?

Besides botox is there any way to get rid of or have fewer lines on your face?

Paralytics ; Fillers: Facial rejuvenation can be by temporary muscle paralytics like botox, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Dysport or by injectable fillers like juvederm, elevess, belotero (the hyaluronic acids) or Radiesse (an hydroxyapatite) or by silicone or by your own fat (harvested from other areas of the body). See your plastic surgeon to discuss the pros and cons of the different options and s/he can advise you re the best option. ...Read more

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Help can botox get rid of wrinkles already present on your face?

Yes: That is what botox cosmetic is for. It is used to reduce or completely remove the appearance of wrinkles on the face by relaxing the underlying muscles. Note that botox only lasts for 3-4 months, so in order to keep up the effect indefinitely, you will need repeat treatments this often. ...Read more

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Can Botox reduce acne on face if done near the problem areas? Or is this just wishful thinking of killing 2 birds w 1 stone? Can fillers help?

Can Botox reduce acne on face if done near the problem areas? Or is this just wishful thinking of killing 2 birds w 1 stone? Can fillers help?

Acne Rx: y & n: Botox and fillers are not treatment for acne. You may want to have the acne treated before these procedures. There are many good options that cost much less. ...Read more

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Can i get botox under eyes to reduce eye bags/overactive muscles?

Can i get botox under eyes to reduce eye bags/overactive muscles?

Botox: Reduces fine wrinkles around your eyes and will relax "overactive muscles" but it doesn't do anything about the bags around your eyes. There are surgical and laser procedures that can help this issue. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does botox cause burning sensation on scalp?

Does botox cause burning sensation on scalp?

It sure could.: Botox injections in the scalp are usually done for treatment of migraine headaches (by paralyzing trigger muscles), and the scalp is highly vascular, so needle pokes can cause stretching and bruising felt as "burning." this should be temporary and is of no concern otherwise. ...Read more

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I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?

I have difficult swallowing, choking sensation, and cough. Do you think Botox which was injected in my neck 3 months ago caused this?

No.: Good day, thank you for your question! The quick answer is most likely not if it was injected properly. Also Botox starts to fade in its effect after 3-4 months. All the Best! Dr. Tony Perkins. ...Read more