Is Botox in scar tissue dangerous? (Photo)
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Botox and injecting into a scar. Safety and other considerations.
To optimize cosmetic results, it is important to consider the scar's location and how deep it goes. Scars that go down to bone and scars adjacent to facial landmarks (eyebrow, eyelid, hairline) can tether or pull against the muscles of the face. This can be seen as dimpling of the skin. By relaxing the muscles around the scar evenly, the dimpling caused by muscles should be less.
Lastly, relaxing the tissue around a scar with Botox may potentially relieve any pulling tension that would widen the scar.
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I have been personally using this approach for treating surgical sites on the body and on the face. I have certainly used it with good results when performing procedures for improving acne and chicken pox scars.
So, the short answer to your question is that there is no problem in getting Botox near the scar. One word of caution, however. The scar on your forehead appears pretty close to the eyebrow area. I would be concerned if Botox were to be placed there, so close to the eyebrow, as this can lead to brow and lid ptosis. There should not be a problem, on the other hand, if the Botox is intended to be injected at the tail of the eyebrow.
Make sure that you seek treatment by a board certified aesthetic physician with experience and expertise in injecting neuromodulators.
Good luck to you.
Using botox near or in scar tissue
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There is no direct risk to you if Botox if injected into scar tissue. Botox is effective because it is injected into muscle and weakens its movement. As this area is scar tissue there would be no reason to directly inject the scar. I recommend seeing a physician injector who is familiar with the mechanism of Botox and the safe areas of the face for injection in order to avoid any complications.
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