Does botox go through your liver?

Honey, take a read to find out exactly what happens when you put botox in your body, so we can at least make a more educated decision. You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. Do not share personal medical information, medical history or any other specific details about a person’s medical symptoms, condition etc (whether yours or someone you know) on this site or any stack exchange site. The effects of botox cosmetic vary, but we’ll tell you how long you should expect this wrinkle treatment to last.


So you’re good. (and no, ben, saying it’s poisonous isn’t correct nor an effective reason to make me not go under the needle.) But the good news is that if we can better understand how the toxin works on the molecular level, we might be able to find a way to stop it from spreading, while maintaining its therapeutic effects – something chapman suggests would make the drug even more appealing to doctors. That’s not a problem for people who use it therapeutically in small doses – assuming it stays where it’s meant to. And once it’s in, it’s in—for about four months, until it dissipates, and treatment is needed again.


1. botox doesn’t actually erase wrinkles

If the main goal of this is to get the medicine circulating in your blood for systemic applications, and the drug is absorbed well through the skin, then the skin route will provide a stronger effect, for a short time. “it’s a poison secreted by the bacteria,” plastic surgeon norman rowe, m.d., tells self. Botulinum toxin has proven to be a successful and valuable therapeutic protein when dosage, frequency of treatment and variety of treated clinical conditions are considered, according to howard sobel, m.d., a dermatologist in new york. Find her sharing down-to-earth health and nutrition info and (mostly) healthy recipes at a love letter to food. sarah garone, ndtr, is a nutritionist, freelance health writer, and food blogger.


7. feeling ‘frozen’ can actually feel good

I don’t suffer from debilitating menstrual cramps anymore, i don’t break out with embarrassing mount vesuvius–level zits, and i even kind of dig the strands of silver coming in at my temples. Sobel says that “if you inject [the needle with botox] too deep, very often you can hit a blood vessel and bruise.” Please? It seems that your friend has confused first-pass metabolism with overall liver metabolism.


3. it does hurt (for a little while, at least)

Its active ingredient “freezes” facial muscles to keep you from contracting them in ways that deepen lines and wrinkles. It’s not that i don’t want to age, or appear the age i am. You’re more likely to experience adverse side effects if your injections aren’t prepared according to fda standards or injected by an inexperienced healthcare professional. Thanks for contributing an answer to medical sciences stack exchange!


5. it’s not just for celebrities

But i’ve come to believe that the desire to look attractive (or at least not look angry) is natural and good. But that’s because there are two different types of nerves in the body,” rowe tells self. “you may say, ‘why is it that i’m injecting myself, but it doesn’t block my feeling? One well-cited 2005 study found that adverse effects were more likely to be reported with therapeutic use. We’ll talk about how effective this is, along with… Do we understand them enough to make good use of them — or do we blow them off as… Do nutrition labels actually help americans make better choices?


2. it’s temporary (more temporary than i thought)

Because of my previously held opinions about botox, a part of me felt that to try it would mean selling out on my principles. It doesn’t have a tolerance effect, either—your body never gets used to botox. No matter how it got there (orally, dermally, rectally). Anything that goes into your digestive tract (including the medicines taken (per)orally) goes straight to the liver, through hepatic portal vein.


4. there are certain things you can’t do afterward

They can answer any questions you may have and discuss your individual benefits and risks. If there’s one thing everyone seems to fear about botox, it’s looking like an expressionless robot. Within several hours any residual swelling should be gone.” Before you freak out, in the tiny doses doctors currently use on patients, that’s nothing to be worried about – there’s 0.73 nanograms per 100 unit vial, and most people get around 10 units per session.


Although this is the same toxin that causes botulism (a life threatening form of food poisoning), its effects vary according to the amount and type of exposure. I always said i wouldn’t get botox. Participants regularly received botox injections. This isn’t the first time researchers have suspected that botox can spread.


What are the botox side effects to watch for?

But remember, it’s in your bloodstream. Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. 90% of what you put into your mouth is detoxed by your liver. The thing is that the substances reach the heart and enter systemic circulation before they reach the liver – the first pass effect is bypassed.


Are there long-term effects from botox?

But unlike hiccups, which my husband and i discovered could be cured with a teaspoon of sugar (true! By using saline, they’re also “watering it down,” effectively taking out any noxious capabilities. They mentioned that there was a study that confirmed this, but didn’t link to it. If i could prevent myself from frowning on my own power, i would do so!


I don’t regret botox. but i wish i knew these 7 facts first

Injections around the mouth may result in a “crooked” smile or drooling. But even if some molecules were to go into the bloodstream and travel to distant sites in the body, the cosmetic doses (typically less than 100 units) used are significantly lower than the toxic dose that would be harmful systemically (2,500-3,000 units). “it does not have a systemic effect.” Some reports may have incomplete information. When it’s done wrong—like, really, really wrong—it can cause “botulism-like symptoms,” according to mayo clinic, which may include muscle weakness, trouble breathing, speaking or swallowing, bladder control issues, and vision problems.


For example, if you get injections in the eye area, you may experience: Botox is an injectable drug made from botulinum toxin type a. this toxin is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. Ehealthme is studying from 54,185 botox users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more. Something went wrong. Since botox is, of course, a treatment for wrinkles and fine lines, i initially figured a few injections would pull these unwanted imperfections right off my face.


Knowing that a few shots of botox could help with this issue, i decided it might be worth a try. So don’t give up your botox injections just yet. With that in mind, some researchers speculate that cosmetic applications may carry less risk than therapeutic botox injections because the doses are usually much smaller. Because the liver metabolizes anything that’s entered your bloodstream.


By Dr. Leonard Tachmes

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Chief of Plastic Surgery, Larkin Community Hospital. Screenwriter. Former Art Gallery Owner. Currently is main editor and fact checker of, which is a non-profit Wiki about cosmetic surgery industry. Read more about him: