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Forehead cramps

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 17, 2008
  • 07:52 PM

I received botox injections in my forehead approximately 6 weeks ago, which look great. Most recently, I began to have cramps in my forehead muscles, which appear as an over exaggerated lifting of my brow and crumpled foreheard, over which I have no control. They gradually subside, but it is the strangest phenomena. The clinic that I received the injections has never heard of this. I cannot find any reference to this condition anywhere on the net. Wondering if anyone has experienced this.

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  • I found your submission today as I was looking for info on exactly what you are describing. I work for a plastic sugeon as an aesthetician. I had my first botox in Nov. and have had a few episodes just like you. My Doctor has not heard anything like this, however believes it is probably the nerves starting to reactivate. Let me know if you have found any other info on this. Thanks
    teamhall 2 Replies
    • January 3, 2009
    • 08:06 PM
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  • I have to smile when I read complaints like this because invariably, clinicians who use botox fail to take into account the natural response by the body to begin repairing what is perceived to be damage of the area affected. Proximal fibers begin to develop in the attempt to restore viability to the affected muscle and you are experiencing the subsequent activity that is incomplete but nevertheless functional to whatever extent can be achieved. In fact, instances are already showing similar results where botox is being used to relieve parlysis following stroke. Botox demonstrates a very unique affect upon tissues and this has proven it to be valuable in a broad context of treating certain human disorders other than those related to cosmetic enhancement. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • January 3, 2009
    • 08:50 PM
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  • Thanks for the insight. I really have no complaints, just thought the phenomena was interesting. I was pleased with my results, though I will probably not be a "Botox regular". I personally like my "character lines", though I wouldn't hesitate to do it again if I felt the need. As a medical aesthetician, I like to be able to share with patients my experiences as well as what others share. Amazing how the body adapts and reacts to bring back normal function. Botox is indeed remarkable with it's ability to be used in such a broad range of treatments. For now I'll just marvel at all those muscles coming back to life!! Thanks again for the descriptive lesson.
    teamhall 2 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 04:03 AM
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