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More Wrinkles AFTER Botox - Chardon, OH

I had two injections done in the crows feet area 8...

I had two injections done in the crows feet area 8 units per side. Two weeks later I went back because I was noticing wrinkles under my eyes on top of my cheeks and my crows feet were still there. My doctor told me that I had strong muscles and that I might need alittle more. I had two small injections done on each side under the eyes.

It has been six weeks and I look worse than I did before I started. When I smile I still have the "starburst" appearence?? thats what she called it, and I have wrinkles that extend from the inner corner of my eyes that extend across the upper cheek. I also noticed wrinkles right above the corner of my eyes where I can actually feel that part of the muscle tightening up in compansation for the rest of the muscle being paraylized. I can't wait for this to wear off.

Has anyone eles experienced this or am I the only one that botox didn't work on? Very depressed, I was so excited about this. Also I am 42yrs old and don't have wrinkles anywhere eles, just these stuped crowsfeet!! Hope someone can help me understand what happened. :(

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Hi. It's funny how other people see our faces so differently! When I was upset with my Botox, I saw one of my best friends a few days a later, and she told me she had no clue what I was talking about and that I looked "fine." I guess no one knows our face like we do! I really think yours will get better. It generally does. But if it doesn't soon, then you should go back to your doctor again and further address your issues. That's their job!! You paid them and they are responsible for addressing your concerns! Maybe you should take photos of yourself to show how it's changing (and bring them along with "Before Botox" photos if your doctor didn't take any; my first doctor did but not the second practice I went to). Try to have a relaxing weekend! Don't worry. I'm confident this will be behind you soon!
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Thank you. At 10 weeks without any improvement. Things seem to be changing daily over the last couple days, not really in a positive way. I just hate living with the anxiety of what is it going to look like when I wake up in the morning. Sat in the jacuzzi yesterday, it really seemed to respond to the heat and looked much worse like all muscles went flat. This is crazy!! Cant wait for this to be behind me. Thank you for your words of encouragement
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I have the same problem as you..I has botox six years ago, first and last time, but the new wrinkles on th cheeks never went away :(. love yourself the way you are!!! inside beauty its the best and we dont need to pay for it!!

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Hi, I am also 42 years old, was so excited about having this done, and am experiencing the exact same things as you! I truly look like a freak!! I had it done a week ago. My doctor (a dermatologist with supposedly a good reputation) did 12 units on each side for my crow's feet. I started looking horrible the next morning! The worst part is this huge, very deep wrinkle that extends from the corner of my eye down to my cheek!! It's okay when I am not smiling, but when I do, forget it!!! I've tried so much makeup and nothing works to hide it! I also have all these new wrinkles under my eyes too! I saw my doctor who simply refused to comment on it at all! He said to come back in a few weeks and told me to go home and drink some wine!! He's such a jerk!! I hope yours is doing better! I have been wondering if I should get more botox or fillers to help this but I am so scared of making it worse! Like everyone else here, it's such a nightmare for me! If anyone knows of a good way to cover this up or to make this better, I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much! May we all feel better soon!!!
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Go home and drink some wine? Your doctor should have at least apologised for such utter ineptitude. WHAT COMPLETE TOSSER. As to covering up the effects, the only thing that seems to help camouflage it is talking/smiling LOW in the face so it doesn't reach the eye area and expose the bunching and new lines. Sorry you are in this mess with the rest of us Moninnva! Hope it improves for you soon. K
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Thanks so much for your support!! My doctor actually called me last night at home. He made it clear that he was just trying to lighten up the situation because I felt so bad and there was nothing this early he could do (he really stressed that I needed to wait 2 weeks before rushing to fix it). So, I do feel a little better. I have been loading on the makeup. Now I can't tell if people look at me funny because of my eyes or all the makeup!! Thanks so much again!! Have a great weekend!!
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Hi Mominnva, I feel your pain!! But I am looking better, it's been almost 4 months and it is getting better! Don't get anymore!!! I can't stress this enough, I thought the same thing after my doctor told me thats what I needed, not true. It will get better and you WILL get back to normal. I had it done three weeks before I went on vacation to cancun, so mad! lol... But I'm getting better. You just need to wait it out. I think I'm going to try laser rejuvination on my crows feet area and facials. :) Take Care and God Speed with your recovery!!! Tami
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Hi, Thank you so much for your kind message! That's great that you are doing better!! I went and saw my doctor this week. He said if I was bothered by the new lines, I should go see a doctor about getting fillers for them!! However, I doubt I'm going to do this. I feel like I'm just chasing the problem, investing more time, money and emotional energy, and, if the results are bad, fillers can take a long time to go back to normal (he told me that many people see the results for up to 2 years!!). I cannot take that risk! I know that someday again I'll be tempted to try something to get rid of my eye wrinkles. I'm just not sure what I'll feel comfortable with trying! If you have the lasers, good luck with them!! I'd love to hear how they work out for you!! Have a great weekend!!!
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On March 9th I had botox injections to help forehead wrinkles-paid$644. to make me look like Frankenstein. The forehead was pushed down severely, adding so much fat around the eyes I can't even apply eye makeup. I went back to the board certified Dr.'s office. The sharp attitude of the receptionist was " this has never happened before". Right. Said see the Dr. and get more injections to maybe fix it. Sorry, she said. I have four social events I'm to be at in next two months. Can anyone help me with information on when, if ever I will wake up from this nightmare? Thank you. Mariellen
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I understand your nightmare!! Unfortunately, too much botox or botox in the wrong places can make a person look like a monster. I know exactly how you feel. My botox is taking an extremely long time to wear off. Almost 37 weeks later (9 months) and my hideous botox effect is not even close to gone. But hopefully yours won't last nearly as long! I can say that the botox in my forehead is wearing off more quickly than the botox around my eyes. Good luck and let us know how you progress. Cheers, K
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Guess I should be thankful I only had the forehead done...at 46 units I just keep praying to get back to normal soon. I read that anything that gets the circulation moving (exercise and massaging forehead) gets it gone sooner. I'm doing that for sure. Wonder how long yours will take....nine months. I guess it was God's way of telling me to embrace my ageing self & don't try turning back the years. My now wrinkled eyes were my best feature back two weeks ago. Hoping the best for you, M
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Several other people have complained of increased wrinkling around the eyes after botox in the forehead only. (Chloerose and Happywithme are two examples.) 8709anon - I'm assuming it was 46 units in the forehed only, which seems like a lot to me because I have never got more than 20 units in my whole face! Where exactly did you get the botox and where exactly is the increased wrinkling around your eyes? Are the wrinkles under your eyes and are they strange horizontal wrinkles? Do you also have puffiness around the eyes? Sorry for all the questions!! I am just trying to understand what happened to you. The botox on my forehead is wearing off more quickly than the rest, so that's good news for you, but I still have horrible thick ripples on my forehead and I am wondering if these are ever going to go away. Maybe not? I didn't have the forehead ripples before botox and they have created new lines in my forehead that I also did not have before botox. I think facial exercises will really help. I have just started Carolyn's facial fitness. Will let you know how it goes... Cheers, K
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Thank You!!! I am starting to see the botox wearing off, still not back to normal but it's only been 8wks. I'm so sorry to about your horrible experience. I hope you also get back to normal soon. No more botox for me!! I think I will just stay with my facials from the spa LOL... Again thank you for the kind words. And I wish for a speedy recovery for all of us. Take Care, Tami
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The injections were mainly in middle and upper forehead. Yes, a lot from what I now understand. Evidently done to make the most money. The increased wrinkling is mainly on upper eyelids, bringing eyebrows down as if someone were pressing my forehead down hard. None under my eyes though, thank God. Seems to be releasing a little just last few days. It will be a month tomorrow. Sounds like your ripples on the forehead may wear off sooner since you had a lot less units injected. How long ago did you get your injections? Hoping the best for you that this will wear off soon. Let me know? M
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Good to hear you are improving, thanks for the encouragement, M
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Thank you so much for your comment. I am never touching this stuff again!! lol... I hope all goes well for you and that we are all back to normal soon. Take Care :) Tami
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I sure can appreciate your decision. I feel the same way after this ... no more botox. I will miss my smooth forehead, but this was lesson enough for me. Take care.
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Also when you face a mirror, do you notice your nose-to-mouth lines look deeper/more severe than before? Cheek ptosis.
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Heh. I never had those lines before. I do now! Only on my right hand side - there where everything is messed up. Thanks botox.
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I have them too and never had them before. Cheers, botox. Aaaggghhhh!! I have some photos of my "starburst" smile lines/creases and the hideous lift of my face. I will post them this weekend.
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does this line between my nose and corner of mouth on my left side ever go away? it makes me look so flippin miserable and i liked my smile before too, but now more conscious than ever. i have had it since i too had cheek ptosis after Botox in april 2010.Grrr never again, so sarcastically yeh cheers Botox
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Capitals for emphasis because you can't do bold, underlined or italics on this website - I'm not shouting! :)
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LOL.. :) Thank you for the kind and caring words. I hate to see that other people are suffering too, but at the same time I'm glad I'm not alone and can share this with others who understand. I really hope this wears off, I had it done the first wk in Feb. I am looking forward to June lol... You know how everyone always complains that it does not last long enough, I hope I'm one of them lol... I hope all goes well you too. I'll keep everyone posted and post a new photo hopefully when things are back to normal. :) Tami
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Hi 8214anon - I wish for you the speediest recovery ever! I wonder how many people who complain about botox not lasting long enough really just got new 'wrinkles' from the botox?! The RealSelf member Learning was certainly one of those... We all understand how much a bad aesthetic outcome from botox completely sucks and you are definitely not alone. I would love to see some improvement/recovered photos from you in a few months. Cheers, K
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How long did it take for the botox to wear off, I am at 8 weeks with terrible cheek ptosis (droopy cheeks) seems to be getting worse instead of better. Any advise on when I might see my cheeks return?
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