Viewing 6 reply threads
  • Author
    • #21034
      Jodi Enders

        Some cosmetic procedures, especially botox, have been scientifically found to be contradicted for those with Myasthenia gravis and have the potential to trigger MG symptoms or cause symptoms that can be mistaken as MG (


        Have you had any cosmetic procedures, fillers, surgeries, etc., that resulted in a flare of Myasthenia gravis symptoms or an MG crisis?

      • #21145
        Sharon White

          I have ocular myasthenia gravis, blepharospasms and dystonic tremors. The spasms and myasthenia seem to fight against each other. I do get Botox every 3 months that really controls the spasms. I have glasses that have a special made crutch in them that holds my eyelids open. (World optics) has been modifying glasses for over 50 years adding a crutch to them. It works. Are they painful? Yes. Does it take a while to get use to them? Yes. Do they work? Yes! I need both Botox to control the spasms and take the pressure off my head above my eyes and I also take mestinin and wear these special glasses. I have had ocular myasthenia gravis, for about 15 years.

        • #21146
          Amy Cessina

            Kind of judgmental to say cosmetic procedures are unnecessary in comment one. This is supposed to be a support group. People have cosmetic for other reasons besides vanity. I had to get my naval area and underlying muscle fixed due to large hernia after three pregnancies. A plastic surgeon did it to minimize scarring. I did not have any increase in symptoms. I’ve had non invasive treatments such as facial peels and I also had very painful spider veins on my legs treated. I had filler on my face which I didn’t like at all was not worth it. None caused any issues. My neurologist says the non invasive procedures I had done don’t affect the muscles.

            • #21188
              Jodi Enders

                Agreed, Amy. I have removed the comment. We appreciate you sharing your experience! It is very encouraging for others who need procedures that you had no bad reactions
                – Jodi, Team Member


            • #21147

                I am going to have derma fillers next month — I have a very deep crease on one side of mouth because of droopy mg face.. I believe it’s restylene..

              • #21137
                Debbie sandwra

                  Anything done to a body with MG is crazy. I had a skin cancer removed with numbing and an incision and now my eye is drooping and back to double vision. Our bodies do not like stress. I take vyvgart infusions. They help sometimes but not always. So be careful with what you put into your body.


                • #21151
                  Delia Hernandez

                    Injectable cosmetic fillers contain different substances, including hyaluronic acid, and are used to smooth, plump and tighten the skin. However, the use of fillers in MG patients requires careful consideration by a medical practitioner. Because MG affects the muscles, it may be challenging to determine the precise location and injection depth of fillers, raising the risks of overcorrection, complications, or adverse reactions.

                    Therefore, it is recommended that patients with MG seek advice from experienced medical practitioners who specialize in treating MG and facial rejuvenation. Medical practitioners can help patients create individualized treatment plans that meet their aesthetic goals while minimizing any potential risks or complications. In conclusion, the usage of cosmetic fill

                  • #21153

                      Before I was dialing gott fillers and some Botox. I would never do it now because if they hit a nerve or a muscle it could ruin my face. Also the NP that is to inject me refuses to do it in case of hurting me. She did say fillers aren’t so dangerous

                    • #21154
                      Kimberly Johnson

                        Following because I’d be interested to find something we can actually safely use. I know we aren’t supposed to use Botox. I don’t personally know anyone who has used it to know what it actually would do.

                    Viewing 6 reply threads
                    • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

                    ©2023 KLEO Template a premium and multipurpose theme from Seventh Queen

                    CONTACT US

                    We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


                    Log in with your credentials


                    Forgot your details?

                    Create Account