Botox crooked smile and bulging neck muscle
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Botox crooked smile
Botox injection and abnormal smile
1. The abnormal (crooked) smile is likely related to improper placement of the Botox or diffusion of the Botox into a muscle it was not meant to diffuse into. This may possibly be corrected by injecting the same muscle on the normal side of the face.
2. The bulging muscle under the chin is likely related to inadequate injection of the mentalis muscle. Your injector will probably need to inject the part of the mentalis that is still moving.
Botox usually takes 3-4 months to wear off. I would discuss your results with your injector.
Smile problems after Botox
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Crooked smile and bulging neck after Botox
Thank you for your question jmhanen. Botox can be used to address the dimpling seen on the chin. The muscle that is relaxed is called the mentalis muscle. You have to be sure to use a small amount because there are neighboring muscles that need to be avoided. If the Botox reaches the nearby DLI (depressor labii inferioris) muscle it can lead to an asymmetric smile which lasts up to three to four months. If there is a bulge then the muscle that was intended to be treated may not have been treated completely. I recommend speaking with your doctor. Good luck!
Botox led to crooked smile
It will take, on average, 3 months for the effects of Botox to wear off.
If your injector was not a plastic surgeon, I suggest you see a plastic surgeon for your next treatment.
It sounds as though the Botox you were given has led to a temporary imbalance of the muscles of your face by being injected in the wrong areas.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Botox and Results
If there is asymmetry, it can be watched and followed or a little more botox can be injected into the side with more movement to even out the smile.
Botox and Uneven Results
This area where you had injected can be very tricky and it may now take up to three months for the effects to wear off. Please consult an expert for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
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