Botox™ Related Questions
Q: I went to a practice in which the nurse injected my lower eyelid and now I have a very big bruise. What should be done?
A: Ice packs for the first day, and then warm compresses starting the third day. Topical vitamin K, Auriderm or Illume eye cream, Arnica Montana, and the V-beam laser can help rid you of the bruise faster.
Q: I'm confused. My friend and I have Botox™ for the same areas of the face but her doctor uses much more Botox™, why?
A: There are many variables to consider. First of all, did the doctor use different numbers of units of Botox™ or a different solution of Botox™ that require less or more solution? Is your friend's anatomy different and they have a larger muscle mass in this region? Does your friend have more muscle groups recruited from nearby areas to make the frown? There may be a valid reason why your friend may need more Botox™ than you.
Q: Can Thermage be done after Botox™?
A: Yes, if there is a day in between the treatments, or if Thermage is done immediately before Botox™ (not vice-versa) there should be no interactions.
Q: I have had Botox™ injections done for my crow's feet for twelve years. Is there any data to say this is dangerous?
A: There is no evidence reported that long-term treatment with Botox™ is dangerous. Many of my patients continue to see me for the last 18 years, at least twice a year, and some even three to four times, without noticing any issues concerning side effects or safety.
Q: My mother has glaucoma and I want her to have Botox™ for her "11" but she's concerned because of the glaucoma. Is this a valid concern?
A: It probably is not a realistic concern. Have your mother check with her ophthalmologist but there isn't an interaction between Botox™ and eye pressures.
Q: My friend loves her dermatologist for the way he does her Botox™. She and I just need the "11" treated on the forehead (I was told it was called the glabella). I finally went to see him and had the Botox™. I love the result but I'm upset that he charged me $700 and she only pays $500. Was I overcharged?
A: Many doctors charge per unit of Botox™, not the facial area, because many people have different muscle mass and require different units of Botox™ which changes the cost of the procedure to the doctor by a considerable amount. Both of these amounts you've quoted are reasonable for the glabellar area of the forehead.
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Patients in the area who are interested in learning more about Botox injections, dermal fillers, or other treatments available at our practice are encouraged to contact Dr Shelton at (212) 593-1818.