Does Botox that has migrated take less time to disappear than the one injected directly? (Photo)
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The effects of migrated Botox rarely last as long as the effects where the Botox was directly injected. Hopefully, over the next several weeks you will see your original smile return.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Facial Rejuvenation Specialist
Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Thank you for asking this important question. I'm sorry you are having this experience. Migrating neurotoxins tend not to last as long in the areas they migrate to when compared to directly injected areas, but there's no way to tell by simply looking at your photos how long the effect will last. I suggest you speak with your injector to find out how many units were placed in the nose and ask them how long they expect this to last. Be sure you're using a certified injector with plenty of experience! Best, Dr. ALDO :)
I am sorry this has happened to you. Botox is a neurotoxin used to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. When Botox spreads to the upper lip it affects your smile. It takes 3-4 months to wear off. I recommend seeing an expert injector.
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It should take the same amount of time, about 3-4 months for the Botox to wear off. The muscle affected is the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi. I think they wanted to hit the nasalis muscle. This is the sign of a poor injector. I'm sorry this has happened.
Does Botox that has migrated take less time to disappear than the one injected directly?
Botox is a medication injected into target facial muscles to selectively relax them. When Botox spreads into the upper lip the smile is affected. Many patients see a return of movement faster than 3-4 months, particularly in an area that moves so much, like the mouth.
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