Can botox effect the heart?
Can Botox Effect the Heart?
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Botox has no effect on the heart
Botox stays locally unless it is inadvertently injected into the bloodstream, in which case it will paralyze the diaphragm and stop breathing (respiration) .. this is a very unlikely event in experienced hands.
Can Botox Affect the Heart?
Properly used Botox is only absorbed by the muscles it’s injected in to and is used in small doses in the facial muscles to create a more relaxed and rejuvenated look. It doesn't migrate and therefore has no affect on the heart. “Dr. D”
No systemic effects with cosmetic doses of Botox
The doses used for cosmetic Botox are tiny and affect only the muscles that are injected. No cases of affects on the heart or any other organs have been documented with Botox Cosmetic.
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Botox Affecting The Heart?
Botox should not have any effect on the heart. Even with massive production of botulinum toxin characteristic of botulism it is the respiratory failure that is a problem, not cardiovascular.
Botox for cosmetic purposes does not affect heart function
Botox, when used in the proper doses for cosmetic purposes, to relax facial muscles and reduce facial wrinkles, has no adverse affect on the heart. Best wishes.
Botox and the heart
When Botox is injected in small doses to soften facial wrinkles, it is not systemically absorbed and should have no affect on the cardiovascular system. Product diffusion does become an issue if it Botox is improperly diluted or injected as muscles adjacent to the site of injection can be unintentionally affected. This is why it is important to have your practitioner be experienced with Botox injections and knowledgeable about facial anatomy.
Localized effect of Botox
Botox injected into the facial musculature for cosmetic purposes will not have any effect on the heart. It is injected directly into the muscle, and while it will diffuse within the muscle to a certain extent, it will not reach the heart.
Can Botox affect the heart
Thank you for your question. The amount of Botox that we use for cosmetic indications stays localized to the muscles that we inject it in. It requires a very small amount to relax the muscles that we are treating and get the results that we are looking for. At the low doses that we use, it will not travel to or affect the heart.
Botox will stay localized to the area it is injected
Botox stays localized to the area it is injected and will not spread to any other areas of the body. Be sure to choose a specialist to perform your injections. Preferably a board certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, or dermatologist. I hope this helps, and best of luck to you.
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