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Botulinium toxin type A is a substance that causes reduced activity of muscles or glands. When injected into the salivary glands it can reduce saliva production. Botulinum toxin type A can be injected into the submandibular gland (below the floor of the mouth) and the parotid gland (behind the jaw).
The substance is also known as Botox®, a brand name.
Using ultrasound for guidance, the physician will insert a small needle directly into the gland and inject a small amount of botulinum toxin type A. Sometimes a small bandage will be applied to the injection site. Your child may experience bruising; this is normal.Next, a small amount of Botox will be injected. Sometimes a small Band-Aid will be applied.
No, either IV sedation or general anesthesia will be used.
We might have to place an IV for sedation. Your child will feel a needle prick when we inject local numbing medicine before we place the IV.
Approximately 30 minutes.
This is considered a low-risk procedure. Potential complications include:
You should see maximum effect at two to three weeks. Results should last between injection in approximately 2-3 weeks. The results will last 3-6 months.
If a bandage is in place, you may remove it 24 hours after the procedure. Once the bandage is removed, your child may shower or take a bath.
There are no activity restrictions after the procedure.