Can other parts of the face drop when disport is injected in the forehead?

I was just wondering if your cheeks or sides of face can loose elasticity when dysport is injected in the fore head. I have had dropped eye brows and eye lids and hope it will not effect any thing else.

Doctor Answers 6

I agree

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I agree with Dr Anthony.The one thing I would add is that a very small dose under the brow can oppose the O.O. muscle and therefore pick up your brows again. Ask your practitioner if they are familiar with this technique. Hope that helps.Adam Goodwin

Brow Drop after Dysport Injection

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Thank you for your question. Rest assured, you are fine. What likely happened is that in an effort to treat your forehead wrinkles, the injector inadvertently dropped your brows. You may notice that your upper lids feel and look heavy, and that there is some excess skin where they may not have been any in the past. This tends to happen in patients who use their frontalis or forehead muscle to help keep their eyes open; because this muscle is constantly activated, when overly affected by botox (either through poor injection technique, too much product, or lousy luck), the upper lids and brows can droop. Rest assured it should get better in a couple weeks, and will be completely fine when the botox wears off in about 3 months. Best of luck! 

Anthony J. Taglienti, MD
Norristown Plastic Surgeon

This is entirely technique dependent.

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You need a new cosmetic botulinum toxin injector.  All of the FDA approved botulinum toxin products are fantastic but they really, really need to be used correctly.  Don't try to find the cheapest service here.  Find the best injector.  A bad treatment is truly a nightmare.  It will resolve but it takes time (3-4 months) that can seem like a life time.  The service does not drift to other parts of the face.  It is only going to affect the muscles that were injected.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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