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Michael Sinclair, MD



Q. Can I get botulism from BOTOX®?

No. Botulism is caused by bacteria that make huge quantities of botulinum toxin. There are NO bacteria in vials of BOTOX®.

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Q. How long does each Fractional IR Skin Tightening treatment take?

The treatment time is directly related to the size of the area being treated. An area about the size of the front of the neck or the area around the belly button can be treated in about 30-45 minutes. Faces take a little longer to treat because of the bony structures that have to be avoided, such as the chin, nose and cheek bones.

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Q. Does IPL Acne Treatment hurt?

Most clients described the sensation as a rubber band snapping against the skin. The settings on the machine can be adjusted to maximize the effectiveness and minimize the discomfort.

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Q. Can Juvederm be used in place of Botox?

Juvederm is intened to be used in the lower face. Botox is intended to be used in the upper face. Although there are exceptions, it is usually not a good idea to try to use Juvederm in the upper face, especially in the area between the eyebrows.

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Q. What are the potential side effects of BOTOX®?

If the BOTOX® is placed too near the eye lids, it can cause the upper eyelid to droop or the lower eye lid to sag. Once in a while, the eyebrows can be raised too high, which gives the patient a quizzical look. The upper eye lid problem can be treated with drops. The lower eye lid problem wears off by itself, but may temporarily require an eye patch. The quizzical eye brow can be easily fixed with a tiny injection of BOTOX®. The doctor should be able to modify the injections to prevent the same problems from happening again in the future. Other rare side effects include a mild headache, nausea and flu like symptoms.

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