Common questions

What is needed to reconstitute BOTOX?

What is needed to reconstitute BOTOX?

Complete the reconstitution by adding 6 mL of preservative-free 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP into each of the 10 mL syringes, and mix gently. This will result in three 10 mL syringes each containing 10 mL (~67 Units in each), for a total of 200 Units of reconstituted BOTOX.

How long is BOTOX good for once reconstituted?

Conclusions. The potency of reconstituted Botox is not degraded by subsequent refrigeration for 4 weeks. However, there are definite concerns regarding its sterility, and hence its safety, since multiple withdrawals from the same vial over long periods can introduce bacterial contamination.

How much bacteriostatic water do you mix with BOTOX?

Patients often question how their Botox is being diluted. We reconstitute our botox with 2 cc of bacteriostatic saline. While the Botox may be reconstituted with different volumes (some use 1cc, other 4cc), the efficacy does not change.

What does BOTOX look like before reconstitution?

Note that the BOTOX® vial may appear to be empty prior to reconstitution because it contains a small amount of crystals. To determine whether you’re using BOTOX®, look for a holographic film on the vial label that contains the name “Allergan” within horizontal, rainbow-colored lines.

How many units of BOTOX do you need for 11 lines?

For “11” lines between the eyes (or glabellar lines), up to 40 units are indicated, with higher doses needed in male patients .

Can BOTOX be mixed with sterile water?

TIP: Always use bacteriostatic normal saline as the diluent as per manufacturer guidance. Reconstituting with sterile water can cause the client great discomfort during treatment.

Should Botox be refrigerated?

BOTOX should be administered within 24 hours after reconstitution. During this time period, reconstituted BOTOX should be stored in a refrigerator (2° to 8°C).

How long can you keep Botox in the fridge?

four weeks
So long as Botox is stored correctly in a medical grade refrigerator, it can be stored for up to four weeks in a fridge while still retaining its potency. In order for Botox to be safe to administer, it must be stored between a specific temperature range and that is why a dedicated medical fridge must be used.

Do you add water to BOTOX?

BOTOX needs to be partially diluted with saline before being administered. Professionals know the correct mixture to keep the BOTOX both strong AND safe; other places that lack expertise or scruples will heavily dilute the treatment with saline, making it weaker and less effective.

Is 40 units of BOTOX a lot?

For horizontal forehead lines, practitioners can inject up to 15–30 units of Botox. For “11” lines between the eyes (or glabellar lines), up to 40 units are indicated, with higher doses needed in male patients .

Why does Botox bottle look empty?

Note that the BOTOX® vial will appear to be empty prior to reconstitution because it contains a small amount of vacuum-dried BOTOX® that looks like clear crystals.

Does Botox have to be diluted before injecting?

In its original form, Botox is a powder. It is diluted with saline before it is injected, so it is measured in Units per 0.1 mL. The recommended dose of a single injection is 4.00 Units and the maximum dose is 100 Units. Each patient requires a different dose amount for their specific needs.

Is Botox cosmetics right for You?

Botox® Cosmetic is one of the best non-surgical treatment options to target expression lines in the upper part of the face. Botox® is an injection that helps relax muscles to reduce frown lines between the eyes and lines around the eyes. One treatment can last three months or longer in most patients. Before you consider Botox® injections, you should consult with a reputable provider, such as Dr. Langdson , that specializes in treating the face.

What is botox used for cosmetically?

Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum .

What is a Botox injection anyway?

Botox is a migraine prevention medicine injected into muscles in the head and neck every 12 weeks. It helps to block acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that carries pain signals. In studies, Botox prevented 8 to 9 headache days a month, compared to 6 to 7 days for patients given a placebo.