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What to Do About "Joker" Smile - Elephant Butte, NM

I've been searching for a doctor (lived in LA for...

I've been searching for a doctor (lived in LA for many years) to correct the dreaded "Joker" smile (a result of Radiesse and poorly injected Restylane). I relocated to New Mexico and found Dr. Hopkins (referred by acquaintance). He was wonderful-spent a long time examining my face, discussing options, and as he is very conservative (I really appreciate this approach), he suggested less than 2 cc Botox to correct the muscle pulling, that gave the unnatural effect when I smiled. He also injected Botox for my crows feet and wrinkles between the eyebrows-30 cc total. He is a master injector-no bruising! But best of all, my smile is soo much more natural now!
Albuquerque Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hopkins is all you could want in a cosmetic surgeon—Board Certified, excellent bedside manner, very skilled injector and believes in a less is more philosophy.

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30 cc Botox is not the correct dose. You may be mistaken as its 2400units and it's lethal. Also depends upon dilution.
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So glad to hear you found a doctor who is able to deliver the results you were wanting. From what I'm understanding you weren't receiving any Botox in that area previously, is that correct?

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I just had restylane to try to plump up lip corners-not very successful.
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Yeah, it seems sometimes the combo approach is needed. I get a little botox at the corners of my mouth too, and love the change it creates!

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I'm so happy that Dr. Hopkins "under" rather than overdoes like many others. A tiny bit of Botox can go a long way!
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So true, and once its in there, there is no reversing the Botox so better to err on the conservative side for sure.

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No reversing of Botox but it does "go away" after 3 months or so - so is temporary
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Good point, batonrougecutie! I can see how what I shared could be misconstrued on its own, so I appreciate you adding that. :)

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