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How can I reduce the side effects of botox?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Botox Side Effects

Avoid blood thinners prior to treatment.
Consider arnica montana if you tend to bruise easily. Ice the treatment area for a few minutes prior to reduce the chance of bruising and any discomfort. Avoid massaging the treated area for 2 days and consider avoiding significant cardiovascular activities for 24 hours. If you are experiencing any side effects (which would be rare) return to your provider.

In brief: Botox Side Effects

Avoid blood thinners prior to treatment.
Consider arnica montana if you tend to bruise easily. Ice the treatment area for a few minutes prior to reduce the chance of bruising and any discomfort. Avoid massaging the treated area for 2 days and consider avoiding significant cardiovascular activities for 24 hours. If you are experiencing any side effects (which would be rare) return to your provider.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rare problems

Fortunately side effects from Botox are quite rare when it is used appropriately by experienced providers.
In the face this might include temporary drooping of the eyelid or brow. You should not vigorously rub the injection sites right after treatment. Your best way to reduce side effects is to see a well-trained and experienced provider!

In brief: Rare problems

Fortunately side effects from Botox are quite rare when it is used appropriately by experienced providers.
In the face this might include temporary drooping of the eyelid or brow. You should not vigorously rub the injection sites right after treatment. Your best way to reduce side effects is to see a well-trained and experienced provider!
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Experienced doctor

If the injections aren't placed correctly, the medication may spread into adjacent tissues and cause problems.
Always see an experienced doctor.

In brief: Experienced doctor

If the injections aren't placed correctly, the medication may spread into adjacent tissues and cause problems.
Always see an experienced doctor.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

True side effects of Botox are rare.
Bruising is likely the most common problem, and avoiding anything that would thin your blood is the best way to minimize this risk. Definitely seek someone with much experience injecting Botox as well.

In brief: Rare

True side effects of Botox are rare.
Bruising is likely the most common problem, and avoiding anything that would thin your blood is the best way to minimize this risk. Definitely seek someone with much experience injecting Botox as well.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Botox side effects

What side effects? Red bumps go away quickly (hours to a day) bruising is rare.
Drooping of eyebrows and eyelids are technique related so see an expert. Symptoms of nausea, headache, aches, etc when studied for the fda trials existed in patients getting placebo (sham treatment) as well as the Botox treated pateitns. See a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience.

In brief: Botox side effects

What side effects? Red bumps go away quickly (hours to a day) bruising is rare.
Drooping of eyebrows and eyelids are technique related so see an expert. Symptoms of nausea, headache, aches, etc when studied for the fda trials existed in patients getting placebo (sham treatment) as well as the Botox treated pateitns. See a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Be ready

Reduce or stop per your md recommendations any blood thinners or herbal medicines that cause bleeding.
Icing the injection sites will make prevent any bruising.

In brief: Be ready

Reduce or stop per your md recommendations any blood thinners or herbal medicines that cause bleeding.
Icing the injection sites will make prevent any bruising.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. David Stapenhorst
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Side effects

The most common side effect of Botox is bruising.
This can be minimized by avoiding medicines that thin the blood like Aspirin and advil (ibuprofen). Avoiding activity that increases your blood pressure and exposes you to heat for about 24 hours will also reduce the chance of bruising. Cool packs after injection will decrease discomfort.

In brief: Side effects

The most common side effect of Botox is bruising.
This can be minimized by avoiding medicines that thin the blood like Aspirin and advil (ibuprofen). Avoiding activity that increases your blood pressure and exposes you to heat for about 24 hours will also reduce the chance of bruising. Cool packs after injection will decrease discomfort.
Dr. David Stapenhorst
Dr. David Stapenhorst
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: You can't

Botox is a neurotoxin that paralizes the muscle for 3 months.
It is unlikely you can reduce the effects of Botox on your own. Symptoms should resolve after 3 months.

In brief: You can't

Botox is a neurotoxin that paralizes the muscle for 3 months.
It is unlikely you can reduce the effects of Botox on your own. Symptoms should resolve after 3 months.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Which?

Which side effect? Bruising? Drooping eyebrow? Asymmetry? Double vision? Best way to avoid "side effects" is evaluation and treatment by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Which?

Which side effect? Bruising? Drooping eyebrow? Asymmetry? Double vision? Best way to avoid "side effects" is evaluation and treatment by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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