Salivary Gland Botulinin Toxin Type A Injection

Also known as: botulinin toxin type A, Botox.

What is salivary gland botulinin toxin type A injection?

Botulinin toxin type A is an injectable medication sold under the brand name Botox that is often used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But it can also be used medically to reduce saliva production by injecting it into the salivary glands.

What happens during the treatment?

The doctor directs an ultrasound machine at the patient’s face to use for guidance during the procedure. Then a small needle is used to inject the botulinum toxin type A into the patient’s salivary gland. A bandage is applied to the injection site.

Is any special preparation needed?

Sedation or anesthesia are typically administered before the procedure. The child may need to avoid food, drink or certain medications for a period of time beforehand.

What are the risk factors?

Bleeding, infection, trouble swallowing or facial drooping are potential side effects of salivary gland botulinin toxin type A injection.

Reviewed by: Nolan R Altman, MD

This page was last updated on: March 04, 2021 11:28 AM

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