Moved to France, went to med spa for Botox. Not happy with result
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Botox Treatments in France
Benjamin J. Cousins MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Botox at Med Spa
I'd recommend booking a follow-up appointment with your injector to discuss your concerns. Ensure that you are seeing a skilled and qualified injector.
All the best.
Botox and Med Spa
It seems you have noted a reduced effect around the eyes. The eye (periocular) response to Botox is less impressive than the scowl, but nonetheless still very acceptable to most patients. Photographs are always needed as we often don't remember our"before". Even I had to refer to my pre-treatment photos to remind myself of what the wrinkles looked like before my injection. Sometimes with low facial volume, the Botox works correctly, softening the lines around the eyes, but not effecting the lines radiating from the cheeks. Cheek smilers also can elevate their cheeks and cause temporary lines whilst smiling. Fillers, not Botox, are indicated in this scenario.
As you had an effect in the scowl area, no doubt you had the same effective product injected around your eyes. You probably require more Botox. In these cases, I consider it ethical to charge patients by the unit for additional product needed as it has a cost to the physician. Again, it sounds like your poor response is likely not due to technique around the eyes but simply the need for more product.
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You may need adjunctive treatments
You should wait a week before you consider more Botox.
Perhaps you need adjunctive treatment for static wrinkles using fractional lasers.
Return for a visit
Hopefully they have someone that can speak English or you can bring a French friend.
You may need more treatment so see what they offer to help.
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