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No Down Time Facial Rejuvenation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQ

BOTOX® Cosmetic

What are some common side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

  1. Bruising. Be sure to advise your plastic surgeon of any blood thinning products you are taking or if you bruise easily.
  2. Shortened effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There are a few patients in whom BOTOX® Cosmetic will not work. In addition, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are dependent on the amount of product used. A small amount used over the entire face will diminish the effects.

Does BOTOX® Cosmetic require a skin test? When can I return to work?

No, BOTOX® Cosmetic does not require any test dose, and you can return to work right after injection.


I am pregnant; can I have BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not recommended during pregnancy.


I have severe acne of the face; can I have BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of active infection at the proposed injection site, e.g. obviously infected acne.


Are there any medications I should not be taking to have BOTOX® Cosmetic injected?

Yes, patients taking medications such as aminoglycosides, polymyxins, quinidine, and magnesium sulfate should be approached with caution when using BOTOX® Cosmetic.


How many units of BOTOX® Cosmetic will I need to relieve the wrinkles of my forehead?

The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are dependent on the dosage used. This will vary from patient to patient depending on the density of the lines (wrinkles being treated and intensity of the muscle activity).


Are there any illness that would prevent me from getting BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Yes, patients with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or other similar neurologic illness.


Are there any medications I should not be taking to have BOTOX® Cosmetic injected?

Yes, patients taking medications such as aminoglycosides, polymyxins, quinidine, and magnesium sulfate should be approached with caution when using BOTOX® Cosmetic.


Can BOTOX® Cosmetic be administered with the performance of other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, in Dr. Spence's practice BOTOX® Cosmetic is often performed in conjunction with fillers, e.g. Restylane, to enhance the longevity of these fillers.

The responses to Frequently Asked Questions listed here are not intended to be medical advice, but are the practice of Dr. Spence and will vary from surgeon to surgeon and patient to patient.

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