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Botox Review: Neanderthal Caveman Look

I had this done in 2002 when the food and drug...

I had this done in 2002 when the food and drug administration finallty approved this. However, I had a terrible experience. 

It was my step-daughters wedding that I was going to attend  in 2 weeks and I thought why not look refreshed? At age 52, I did have a lot of winkles on my forehead and deep furrows between my brows. Therefore I chose a board-certified plastic surgeon in Illinois in a very upscale area.  Each vial was $400 and he used between 1 1/2 -2 vials for my forehead and between my eyes. Total cost was $800. 

Meanwhile, after a few days I noticed that my  forehead seemed to drop and swell. My eyes were half-way closed. I could not move my brows or open my eyes any wider. I looked actually Neanderthal!  Needless to say the wedding pictures don't even look like me!!!

I called the doctor back and made another appointment. When I arrived, he rushed me into a room and explained to me I must be one of the 3% to have a reaction and there really wasn't anything he could do. However, he did tell me to do some facial exercises which I did to no avail!  Meanwhile, I called another plastic surgeon and was told that possibly he gave me too much botox or I was one of the 3% to have this reaction.

This look lasted for the next 4-5 months. When the muscles in my forehead were coming back to life again I experienced extreme twitching in that area which was quite uncomfortable.

I wonder how many people have had this reaction or was this a doctor who didn't really know what he was doing?

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I had Botox for crow's feet and for the area between the eyes. I have had this treatment many times. However, this is the second time my eyes have not been even. One seems more open than the other. I went back to the doctor for a checkup and she put more Botox in the smaller eye. I see no difference in the size of my eyes. I wonder who else has had this experience. This is only the second time this has happened to me. All the other times the results were fine. Can anyone suggest anything?
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You're doctor is an idiot. He put over 100 Units in your forehead? No one needs that much. 20-40 units TOPS. He didn't know what he was doing...
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I had a similar reaction. My brows drooped, my eyelides looked swollen and my eyes could barely open. It has been 2 years since I had it done and it has improved only slightly.
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