Dear Mich, uneven lips can occur if Botox inadvertently reaches the muscle that pulls the lip down (depressor Labii) on one side. That side cannot move downwards when the unaffected side does, hence the uneven lip. A quick fix is to inject 1 or 2 units of Botox in the side that is still moving , to lessen the discrepancy between both sides.
Botox to Chin 3 Days Ago Caused Lower Lip to Slant when Smiling or Talking, Which Side Would Require a Bit More Botox? (photo)
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Botox and chin injection
Because it's only been 3 days since your treatment, I would wait before making any assumptions about the final outcome. It may take several days before it's all taken affect, then I'd consider visiting your provider for further assessment to determine if you need any adjustments.
Uneven lips after Botox
I would give some additional time, 5-7 days prior to moving forward with any additional treatment. Consult with your injector after one week and he/she will be able to better assess your situation and any further management that may be needed to attain symmetry.
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Unevenness of lip after Botox injection
Having some unevenness after Botox injection is not uncommon. Fortunately, in most cases this resolves within 4-6 weeks, and occasionally longer.
There are muscles that pull the lip down. When these are affected by Botox, the lip raises up. One can treat the lower side of the lip with Botox to even things out, which only takes a tiny amount (1-3 Units), but it will improve on its own if one is patient.
Botox to Chin 3 Days Ago Caused Lower Lip to Slant when Smiling or Talking, Which Side Would Require a Bit More Botox?
The side that is dipping is still functioning. But do not chase the look. Allow the BOTOX to wear off over the next few months!
Botox in chin
The botox probably affected your lower lip depressor as well and that is why the one side is a bit high. You can "knock out" the other muscle or wait for it to wear off.
I would also advise you not to adjust this.
My concern is that more BOTOX is only going to make your issues worse not better. If a small does was used, then the effects should wear off relatively quickly. If a larger dose was used, then it might take a relatively long time for all of these changes to wear off. I personally feel that using filler for the chin is much more predictable.
You should wait
The final result from botox will be 5-7 days after injection. The injection of botox for the chin area is hit or miss. It looks like you had filler at the same time and the swelling may make it worse . wait...
Botox correction for droopy mouth
I would wait and let the course of time deal with this temporary effect and do not spend money or time to get more injections which may not correct the problem. It will get better in 2-3 months. You risk overcorrection or probems with the other side (drooling, etc.).
Lower lip assymetry after Botox to chin
This is one of the problems with Botox around the mouth/chin. Personally, I'd say leave it alone and don't try to adjust, or you may end up even more asymmetrical. Botox inhibits muscle movement so injecting too much, especially in the mouth area, can make it hard to talk, eat, smile, etc. In drastic cases it can even make it look like you've had a stroke, which is why I say don't try to correct it. It will wear off in about 3-4 months time.
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