I can't have Botox, Dysport or Xeomon due to bad reaction. Need options!
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Botox and Flu Like Symptoms
The alternative to a neurotoxin is a hyaluronic filler like Perlane. It doen't work as a neurotoxin, it works by taking up space and not allowing the muscle to contract.
My office is in West Orange.
Xeomin Makes A Great Substitute For Botox- And Dysport-Sensitive Individuals
I have been injecting Botox for aesthetic purposes since 1991. In all that time, I have only had one patient who developed flu-like symptoms following the treatment of the dynamic expression lines of her upper face. With the patient's permission, she was retreated (essentially re-tested) several months later with Botox and experienced a repeat of her flu-like symptoms.
More recently, she agreed to a trial of Xeomin (which amounts to a Botox molecule stripped completely of all potentially allergenic proteins). Happily, she did not experience the flu-like reaction and was gratified with her aesthetic improvement.
Since the problem described clearly seems to relate to the muscles of facial expression, treatment needs to be directed to them. Accordingly, it would seem that the simplest solution would be a trial of Xeomin, as I did with my patient.
ThermiRase is an option
There is a procedure that I do using thermal energy that is used to treat the vertical glabellar lines. It is toxin free and is approved by the FDA. It is done under local anesthesia and is either long lasting or permanent. No toxin is used.
Under local a tiny needle is inserted and the nerve is treated.
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