Botox: Benefits and Risks

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Dr. Rafael Gottenger, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, says with botox you don’t want to look paralyzed, that if you are happy or upset you look the same.

He also explains botox lasts from three to six months, because that is the effect of the toxin that paralyzes the muscle, and then the muscle will start activity. “We recommend not doing it more than six months, because then you have to use more to keep the same result.”

He says if it is applied close to the rest eye line, for example, you can have a paralysis of the eye that can last for three to six months.

Transcript
We have a graphic here but before and after of a woman who use Botox on her face I mean… you mentioned that she looks more refreshed. This is before I imgine. So we see the lines are so common and as we age I’m sure we see them more… oh my goodness !! — Very natural — I need to make an appointment!! because… see that that to me that’s fresh face without looking extreme. > You don’t want to look paralyze that if you are happy upset you look the same, you want to be sure you look yourself or if some freshman of your face. > Absolutely. How long does that last? > The botox lasts from three to six months. That’s the effect of the toxin on the muscle that paralyze the muscle, and then the muscle will start activity. We recommend to try not to do it more than six months because then the most become too strong and you have to use more of the probe to keep the same result, > Are there any risks besides not going to a good doctor and getting a bad treatment? > It’s very rare to have a problem with Botox unless you know where you apply it. So if you apply it close to the most of the rest eye line you can have a paralysis of the eye that can last for three to six months. If you used a dosage that are toxic you can have price of the body which happening many years ago here that we see some people injecting non-medical Botox and they get paralyzed, very rarely they have an allergy to the vehicle of the Botox is very very rare but has been described. > Now insurance because I’m sure this is a question that many patients ask most of it is cosmetic and it’s not covered by insurance, correct? > it’s not going for insurance unless is used for medical purposes like I told me for, like a migraine, or other medical reasons that insurance approve it, but for cosmetic purposes not approve.
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