If you have had too much Botox in an area is there an antidote to help release the effects quicker?
Can Botox Injections Be Reversed?
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The short answer is 'no'. Botox is a powerful neurotoxin...
The short answer is 'no'.
Botox is a powerful neurotoxin that nature designed to bind avidly to other proteins and deactivate them. There is not a reliable antidote for it for cosmetic use.
The fortunate thing about Botox is that is temporary. Certainly this is not a consolation for you, since you're experiencing the adverse effects of Botox: too much paralysis or paralysis in a region that is undesirable.
Unfortunately there is no 'antidote' to Botox. In some...
Unfortunately there is no 'antidote' to Botox. In some cases, the effects can be changed - for instance, differences in one side versus another can be lessened with additional Botox treatment.
Care must be taken when administering Botox to start with lower doses and advance as needed to get the effect desired.
"Botox reversal" - Time is your best bet
While there are ways to treat some of the side effects of an injector using too much Botox, the best best is generally to wait until the Botox subsides.
To avoid this problem, an experienced injector will be very conservative when treating a new patient. Additional units can be provided much more easily than dealing with the problems of over-injection.
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Over-Botoxed? Time may be your only ally
Rarely the result may not be enough to make you happy. Many physicians are conservative and prefer to not put in too much initially until they see how you react. More units may be administered two to four weeks after to give you a better result. If not enough areas were treated and there is unwanted persistent muscle movement in a specific location of the face, then those areas can be treated subsequently giving you a better result.
If, however, there is a droop of the eyelid when the forehead is treated, a prescription eye drop may be used to give you a little lift of the eyelid. If the forehead is dropped than some more units may be given into the muscles that pull the forehead down, thereby relaxing it up further.
If there is a droop that cannot be treated by the previously mentioned treatments, then time alone will help. A droopy eyelid may look better in three weeks or more.
Can Botox Injections be reversed?
Long answer: Botox is a fantastic treatment with many advantages, but the biggest drawback is that it cannot be reversed.
This is why conservative dosing for your first injection is important to me. I'd rather have a patient come back requesting a touch-up over a patient who has had too much. The patient who needs a touch-up will get a few more units and I will know the exact dose for the next injection in 3 months. The patient who had too much is stuck for 3 months.
A safe and conservative approach is best. For your first injection seek out a well-trained doctor who will do an appropriate analysis and takes the time to review all of the risks and benefits with you.
There is no way to reverse Botox after it has been injected
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Botox Cannot Be Reversed
Unfortunately, the effects of Botox cannot be reversed. That’s why it’s imperative that when choosing to get Botox, you see a board certified dermatologist. The best solution is to wait until the Botox wears, off which is usually between 3 and 4 months.
Reversing Botox effects
No Antidote for Botox
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