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Botox - Depressor Anguli Oris - to Raise Mouth Corners - Nightmare!!

I'm in my 30's. 5 weeks ago I had botox in my...

I'm in my 30's. 5 weeks ago I had botox in my chin (was dimply) and I was really pleased with results!! (they did a good job on my chin) However 1 week ago, I was recommended botox to raise my mouth corners, being told it would enhance the chin results (although I did not have a downward turned mouth to start with.) I am now so devastated! My upper mouth is now contracting strongly inwards and mouth corners strongly upwards when I use my mouth, giving it a puffed out/joker appearance! This has caused me difficulty pronouncing words containing P's B's & M's, eating, sealing a glass to drink; it's so uncomfortable, looks awful & so embarrassing when I attempt these moves. I can bearly lick my upper lip without looking ridiculous and no way can I rub both lips together (i.e. as if to distribute lipstick over lips.) I went back to my provider and demonstrated my difficulty; even though my problem was clearly visible, I was told it was fine and at least I could perform the oral movements, albeit with distress!! They said they empathise with me & can't take it away.. (not good aftercare I think) I was not warned of these after effects and even moments before the injections I asked if I would still be able to speak normally - I was told yes. I had 2 units in each DAO and praying it wears off quickly and all returns to normal until then I will sadly have to avoid people and conversation. Has anyone else had this experience with DAO treatment? Does anyone how long recovery is likely? Thanks

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I get injections in the same area-same amount as you. I do have a downturn to my lips and am super pleased with the results I get-I am so sorry that you are having trouble with it. I do notice that in this area it seems to wear off a bit quicker than around my eyes. Usually right about 3 months. Wish you a speedy recovery
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I get injections in the same area-same amount as you. I do have a downturn to my lips and am super pleased with the results I get-I am so sorry that you are having trouble with it. I do notice that in this area it seems to wear off a bit quicker than around my eyes. Usually right about 3 months. Wish you a speedy recovery
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Thank you very much for your reply and your best wishes. Yes I gather there are others who are happy with this treatment; I think it's because I didn't have a downturn to start with - maybe. 2 wks now and no change, my smile has now altered for the worse too, it's stiffened!..so much for the nurse saying this will improve everything..never again!!! I assume you mean all effects had worn off completely at 3 months :) if that's right I'm hoping there's some gradual improvement beforehand. Been 6 wks for my chin now and there is already some muscle contraction coming back....so hopefully! I'm terrified it won't go back exactly the way it was....I did have a lovely smile! :(
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