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sandynewton
sydney, Australia

 
why did I not bruise this time for Botox? Not deep enough?
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I went to a dermatologist. I have had Botox with several different ppl, surgeon, derms, reg nurses. Always I was given ice for my face before hand. This time the derm came in started straight away. It didnt hurt and I wasnt left with bruising. Is this because it didnt go in deep enough so therefore not effective? I wanted an eyebrow lift and sprinkle on my forehead. He gave me 14 units it cost $470 AUD. What do you think?

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jhonnys


Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
United States
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  why did I not bruise this time for Botox? Not deep enough?
September 19, 2013 2:57 AM

You don?t necessarily need to use ice before Botox it could be after.
For more details please click here,
http://drjsalomon.com/botox_collagen.asp (more)
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drourian


Dermatologist
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  How Much Botox Do you Need?
July 21, 2011 8:27 AM

For Botox injections, bruising is not an indication of effectiveness. What is more telling is the number of units that were injected; 14 units is clearly not enough Botox to accomplish (more)
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drganchi


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Wayne, NJ
United States
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  Bruise not indicative of efficacy.
April 30, 2010 8:05 PM

The fact that you didn't bruise doesn't mean anything. In fact, while the occasional bruise can happen after any injection, most people don't bruise after Botox/Dysport injections. As (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
United States
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April 19, 2010 4:11 AM

Too little to cause much of anything to happen. From MIAMI Dr. B (more)
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drredou


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vienna, VA
United States
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April 18, 2010 4:09 PM

14 units is a relatively small amount. To rase the eyebrows you need to inject the Glabella and the lateral brows. On average I inject 30-45 units. I do not know what the exchange rate for (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Botox
April 18, 2010 12:33 PM

To bruise or not to bruise, Does not make a bit of difference.
14 units are nothing for multiple areas. If it is the same as the US. (more)
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sandynewton
sydney, Australia
 
April 19, 2010 6:08 AM

Wow thats worrying (frown lines)...I will double check tomorrow. Hopefully I misheard him. The units given were not on the invoice. Thank you for your feedback.



 



 

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