Needing Botox on forhead and around my eyes.. Have had Botox before and it was unsuccessful.Can you help?
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Doctor Answers 13
Botox in the forehead
Botox and Forehead
If you want to re-post the question with a photo we could answer this question much better. It sounds like the problem is that you have hooding already on your eyes and if someone inexperienced puts too much Botox or places it too low you will end up with a droop. There are ways to inject this without causing "no" results or a "droop". I would definitely consult a board certified dermatologist with experience with these facial injections for the best results. Best, Dr. Green
Thank you for your question. Please understand that the definitive answer rests with an in-person consultation with formal photography and a physical examination.
Botox is a very popular cosmetic intervention. Botox works to prevent facial lines and wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. Technique is critical, and must be tailored to the individual patient. For this reason, in my practice I perform all Botox injections.
One technique is to perform a "lighter" treatment, and then see the patient back in a week in follow up. This may reduce the chance of brow ptosis (brow droop).
Hope this is helpful. Best wishes.
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I’m sorry to hear about your unsuccessful Botox experiences. Often times patients who get injected with Botox very low on the forehead experience drooping or heavy eyelids. Next time you see your doctor, ask him or her to stay high on your forehead to avoid this. Also, often times a few units can be injected just beneath the eyebrows to counteract the Botox above so that a drooping effect doesn’t occur. Make sure whoever you let inject you is a double board certified plastic, not cosmetic, surgeon. Best of luck!
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- If you can, get the treatment sheet from your first doctor.
- If you are only having the forehead treated and not the corrugators, then injection high in the forehead with dilute Botox may be what you need - as you suggeset.
- If may also be you are getting too much Botox - some injectors inject 5 units in each site which is too much for almost any forehead. Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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