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Will getting botox reduce sensation in my face?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Botulinum toxin works by weakening movement of muscles in your face.
It does not affect the sensory nerves. Incidentally, Botox does not do anything directly to the skin either. It stops wrinkles by preventing the muscles from scrunching the skin and causing wrinkles.

In brief: No
Botulinum toxin works by weakening movement of muscles in your face.
It does not affect the sensory nerves. Incidentally, Botox does not do anything directly to the skin either. It stops wrinkles by preventing the muscles from scrunching the skin and causing wrinkles.
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Nope
Neurotoxins like Botox have a specific effect on the neuromuscular junction (the space between muscles and their "motor" nerves).
As such, there is no effect on the sensory nerves. Interestingly, sweat glands are also effected by Botox because they have the same signalling mechanism as the neuromuscular junction - thus it can reduce sweating in treated areas. Hope this helps!

In brief: Nope
Neurotoxins like Botox have a specific effect on the neuromuscular junction (the space between muscles and their "motor" nerves).
As such, there is no effect on the sensory nerves. Interestingly, sweat glands are also effected by Botox because they have the same signalling mechanism as the neuromuscular junction - thus it can reduce sweating in treated areas. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Botox relaxes the contraction of muscles by blocking motor nerve impulses only.
It does not affect sensory nerves in any way, so while there is a minimal risk of some side effects, loss of facial sensitivity is not one of them.

In brief: No
Botox relaxes the contraction of muscles by blocking motor nerve impulses only.
It does not affect sensory nerves in any way, so while there is a minimal risk of some side effects, loss of facial sensitivity is not one of them.
Dr. Andre Berger
Dr. Andre Berger
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: No effect
No effect on facial sensation.

In brief: No effect
No effect on facial sensation.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
Botox works by weakening muscle contraction and does not affect nerves of feeling.

In brief: No
Botox works by weakening muscle contraction and does not affect nerves of feeling.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Robert Feher
General Practice
In brief: No
It only paralyzes the muscle and it will not move and loses it 's tone for about 3 months .
It will then recover full muscle tone and movement

In brief: No
It only paralyzes the muscle and it will not move and loses it 's tone for about 3 months .
It will then recover full muscle tone and movement
Dr. Robert Feher
Dr. Robert Feher
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Dr. ANTHONY PEPE
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Sometimes deadens sensory nerves.

In brief: Yes
Sometimes deadens sensory nerves.
Dr. ANTHONY PEPE
Dr. ANTHONY PEPE
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