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    So i saw my derm today and he said he was at a conference in Cleveland for botox. He talked to the woman and they concluded it would be possible to use it to help for flushing/pain, although she hasnt done it. He said it has been used for lupus and other conditions. He has another really good specialist here and I am being referred to him. Says we'll see what he says, but it's worth a try at least on one side of my face.

    What do you guys think? Also argh, needles im so afraid of them! haha. Hopefully it would be okay (no bruising/swelling stiff cheeks) and also i hope it doesnt affect my pustules/papules - especially since i think they put some topical on you beforehand?!

    Anyone know also if you can do this in conjunction with PDL (vbeam, yag, etc.) Seeing as the botox wont help redness if it is combined with PDL (obviously with time between) perhaps it could address all the symptoms - flushing, redness, pain.

    Thanks guys! (ps i changed my username as you can tell)

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    Hi -

    I get Botox injections in my crow's feet and forehead every four months, it's not very painful. Feels like minor pricks on the skin. If you go to an experienced Dr. who's good at injections (often you will see Botox certificates and awards at the Dr's office) you will be fine. I'd not go to Day Spa's or Dr's who discount these services - often they have less experience and sometimes the Botox can be diluted, needle is larger, etc. My Derm. uses a fine needle and small amounts of Botox only (a very natural look). I've never had any issues swelling, droopiness, etc. Note, do not take Advil or ibuprofen (or any other medications that can cause brusing or increase bleeding) for atleast 5 days beforehand.

    Good luck.

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    I have read several reports, some say it did nothing, others say it really helped and in some cases even resolved the flushing/pain. It is hit and miss from what I have read so let us know how it goes and good luck to you.

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    Botoc for rosacea is not the same as botox for wrinlkes. It is not injected into the muscle but is given subcutaneous. Can't find someone to do it though. Bunch of idiots out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by arb161 View Post
    Botoc for rosacea is not the same as botox for wrinlkes. It is not injected into the muscle but is given subcutaneous. Can't find someone to do it though. Bunch of idiots out there
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    LOL Arlene
    I couldn't agree more -
    And my tolerance level for them is decreasing

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    I suffer from severe and painful flushing. A little over a year ago, my pain management doctor tried the full face botox on me, after he had heard of and researched some of the success stories. I have to say it was extremely painful - nothing like having your forehead done. And sadly, after going through getting over 100 shots in my face, it really did nothing to help. With that said, I have heard stories of it helping flushing, but I'm not aware of anyone personally who has benefited. And yes, I did have topical numbing cream as well as pain meds, but it still hurt like nothing I have ever experienced. Also, because of the regular flushing, my face bled a lot during the procedure, resulting in some short term bruising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvette View Post
    Hi -

    I get Botox injections in my crow's feet and forehead every four months, it's not very painful. Feels like minor pricks on the skin. If you go to an experienced Dr. who's good at injections (often you will see Botox certificates and awards at the Dr's office) you will be fine. I'd not go to Day Spa's or Dr's who discount these services - often they have less experience and sometimes the Botox can be diluted, needle is larger, etc. My Derm. uses a fine needle and small amounts of Botox only (a very natural look). I've never had any issues swelling, droopiness, etc. Note, do not take Advil or ibuprofen (or any other medications that can cause brusing or increase bleeding) for atleast 5 days beforehand.

    Good luck.

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    do u get botox for flushing?? crows feet im sorry dumb question but your feet??

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    Bob Bear gave a nice review of his experience with Botox here:

    http://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea_...ght=bear+botox

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    You're always good for my sanity check. Went to Orto today. 2 weeks more and this damn thing comes offf my leg. Need binoculars, a back window with something to see besides my neighbor's unkempt lawn, and a sexy blonde of the opposite sex. Could enjoy a good murder with one of these docs as the victim
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    Quote Originally Posted by arb161 View Post
    You're always good for my sanity check. Went to Orto today. 2 weeks more and this damn thing comes offf my leg. Need binoculars, a back window with something to see besides my neighbor's unkempt lawn, and a sexy blonde of the opposite sex. Could enjoy a good murder with one of these docs as the victim
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    If only Alfred Hitchcock were still alive to direct...sounds like a suspenseful premise for a movie plot

    Glad to hear you will be free of the leg cast soon!

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