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Botox: Baldness Cure?

There have been reports in the media recently that some doctors use Botox Cosmetic for hair loss. Initial reports sound promising. The truth is Botox is not FDA approved for hair loss, and physicians are using the medication off-label. Unfortunately, there aren't any research articles in the medical literature that supports Botox injections for hair …

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Botox Cosmetic: Visual Complications

Botox Cosmetic is a great and simple treatment for facial wrinkles, and restoring a youthful appearance in men and women. However, Botox Cosmetic does have potential complications. Botox Cosmetic migrates a little bit away from the injection site, like a drop of water in the pool. As a result, Botox may affect facial muscles not …

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Botox Cosmetic: Long-term benefit?

No one really knows the long-term cosmetic benefit of continuous Botox use. There have not been any good research studies to show a cumulative benefit. There is some evidence, however, that redosing Botox before it has completely worn off will lead to longer term, more effective wrinkle reduction. But does getting Botox continuously for 20 …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #3

Time to debunk another myth regarding Botox® Cosmetic. Myth 3: "I am afraid of painful injections" Fact: Botox® Cosmetic injections may be essentially painless. Treatment involves a few tiny injections with a very small needle, which usually require no anesthesia. However, your doctor may provide a topical anesthetic cream or ice pack to the treatment …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #2

Time to debunk another myth about Botox Cosmetic. Many patients confuse the Botox and injectible fillers, such collagen, Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse, and fat. Myth #2: Botox is a filler Fact: Botox is not a filler. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles which cause wrinkles. The relaxation is not immediate, and is seen a few days …

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Botox Cosmetic: Myth #1

I'll be debunking myths of the various cosmetic procedures. Today, we'll start with the most common non-surgical aesthetic procedure, Botox Cosmetic. Myth #1: Botox is a poison and causes botulism Fact: Botox is not a poison. Botulism is from a foodborne bacteria. Botox cosmetic is a medically purified protein, which can only be prescribed by …

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