Is it normal for a doctor to draw a rectangle in the jaw line for botox with the purple marker? (photos)
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It is just personal preference whether or not a doctor will mark their injection spots with marker.
Normal for a doctor to draw a rectangle in the jaw line for botox with the purple marker?
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I often mark the facial anatomy of patients before injecting them. It is a common practice and usually leads to careful and thoughtful injections. Best, Dr. Green
Some docs draw, some don't
Is it normal for doctor to draw a rectangle in the jaw line for botox with the purple marker?
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This is not a problem. This is SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).
This is for your safety! Your injector, rather than "winging it," is marking off the proper and safe areas to inject so as to avoid certain nerves and blood vessels. This is only prudent, in my view!
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It sounds like the doctor marked the area he or she wanted to target. If you were having injections in the jaw to narrow your jaw he might have marked the chewing muscle he wanted to thin. The marking by itself does not raise any concern for me. Was there something about the marking that made you uncomfortable?
The purple surgical markers should come off with a little alcohol although sometimes it can take a few passes of the alcohol wipes.
Hope this helps!
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