Horns right after Botox injections? I heard this exclamation after a Botox injection today. And I thought to myself – what a great topic for my Modesto Botox Blog.
They aren’t horns, they are bumps.
Well, that sounds almost as bad. But these bumps are from the injection of Botox under the skin and sometimes into the muscle (depending on the location of Botox injections). Botox is reconstituted as a liquid (from a powder), and then injected as a liquid in these locations. Liquids will naturally take up some space, and they look like little bumps. Probably a little bit bigger than those TB testing shots that we get from time to time in our forearms.
The bumps usually go away in about 15-30 minutes.
Fortunately the Botox bumps usually go away in a few minutes. Sometimes by the time a patient drives home.
The Botox bumps I’m discussing in this blog are the ones that can be seen immediately after a Botox injection. I’m not discussing bumps that occur hours after or days after the Botox injection.
What else could it be?
If these Botox horn or Botox bumps don’t go away, it could be something else like a hematoma. A hematoma is a collection of blood – from bleeding, which could happen after injections with a needle. And the collection of blood could cause the bump. Hematomas will also resolve with time, but ideally, I try to avoid large hematomas by observing the injection site during and after my Botox injections. Sometimes hematomas can’t be avoided. But I would try to minimize them. A smaller Botox needle might help, too. Hematomas usually will result in bruises which will also resolve. At least this is what I do in my Modesto Botox Practice.
Below is a picture of me, not a picture of Botox bumps.
If you haven’t looked directly at my crows feet or glabellar lines – in person and at my office – then we have not established a formal doctor-patient relationship. Please see your own doctor. There is no medical advice here, just medical information for general use – nothing here is directed at any specific person.
Yearly Botox growth measured by the number of people who have had Botox or Juvederm at least once per year at our Modesto Botox Office: Surgical Artistry. 2014 data.
Basically, this is the growth of different patients seen per year at my Botox Practice in Modesto. It doesn’t matter if the patient comes to the office one time for that year for Botox or 100 times. Well, I’ve never really had a patient come to our Modesto office 100 times for Botox.
The numbers come out of a computer program provided by the Allergan company (makers of Botox and Juvederm). The computer program is the analytics part of the Brilliant Distinctions program (BD Analytics). I’m proud of the growth, and very thankful. Half of my time is reserved for Acupuncture and the other half is for cosmetic injectables.
I intentionally left the numbers off the Botox and Juvederm growth chart because I thought they were somewhat distraction. Above is a screen capture of a chart created in Excel.
Notes about the Botox and Juvederm Data:
The data does not go back to 2006, when Surgical Artistry was formed.
The cutoff date between the years is December 15.
A different cutoff date was used in a prior analysis where mid August was the cutoff between the years. That (August to August) shows a greater increase in numbers when looking at the percentage increases for the years 2012 and 2013. The older charts and Botox/Juvederm data is here: Botox and Juvederm Growth 2013.
Listing of my Botox Blogs in reverse chronological order
I figured, I should start by listing my blog posts, then select the best out of it and post them in BOLD. I’m writing this to you from Modesto, California.
I discovered that there are a lot more Blog posts than I had ever remembered. This is a work in progress – not done yet. I am just linking these pages by hand. There’s probably a quicker way. But this works for me too. It allows me to practice typing!
Typing abiliity related to Botox injections? Showing off a bit of typing speed. Typing this blog helps my typing speed too. Although I’m really not trying that hard to type with tension or even that fast for that matter.
Dexterity for Botox injections – Chopin? Chopin Etudes for exercising those delicate fingers required for Botox injections. You can take many things to a higher level. This is my attempt as a Botox injector. This isn’t a blog about getting Botox in the fingers of pianists. That might be another topic another day.
Botox mailing list growth – I use mail chimp. This mailing list is more than just Botox, it has plastic surgery patients too. Conclusion – it’s about 47 patients added per month to the mailing list for all of Surgical Artistry. The post title is a bit misleading.
Cosmetic procedures besides Botox. I wrote this because I had patients who were surprised that I do other things besides Botox. So here’s a few other things which I do which include Asclera, Belotero, Derma Pen, Obagi Blue Peel Radiance, Voluma.
Best cosmetic Surgeon Award. Stanislaus’ Contentment Health Magazine had a first ever voting in the community of “bests” and we were given this award for Best cosmetic surgeon. Congratulations to everyone!
Botox in Modesto – where to get Botox? This is a list of 36 possible places to get Botox in Modesto. It seems that Modesto is Botox Central! I’m sure the list will continue to grow. I used lists from Find-a-provider from Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Just compiled this as a response to a question which I received in my office in Modesto, CA. The questions I receive are often inspirations for Botox blog postings.
Attributes of Highly Effective Botox Injectors. I decided to stalk famous injectors as if they were celebrities. For the past 2 months. I went around the country to participate in lectures, courses and conferences regarding Botox, Juvederm, and other cosmetic injections. I also made it a point to personally get to know some of these injectors.