Will Botox Help with This Asymmetry? (photo)

Will Botox help with uneven smile/ nasolabial folds? I like the left side of my face, it is very natural default and natural when smiling, with a nice, sharp angle and shallow nasolabial fold. My right side on the other hand, goes wild and often exaggerates the lip and smile fold. This difference is also apparent without smiling, on default facial expression. Is there anything that can help? And how much is botox usually? Around $400 per injection or unit? That part confuses me.

Doctor Answers 5

Improving asymmetry with Botox and Fillers

Yes, it is possible to improve symmetry of your face using Botox and Fillers. Botox lasts 3-4 months and repeat treatments will maintain results.Over time, the treatments develop some permanence. Fillers usually last 9 months to a year.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and asymmetry

Please see an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can assess your movements and recommend the appropriate treatments for you.  Botox and fillers should help.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Botox and asymmetry

Yes, Botox and/or fillers can help with your issue - visiting a reputable and well-trained injector will help determine your options!

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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