Can too much Botox cause nose wrinkles?
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New Nose Wrinkles after Botox Treatment of Other Areas
I would not expect significant change in muscle activity of the nose after treatment with Botox elsewhere, although treating the corrugator muscles that lead to the formation of the "11" (glabellar frown lines) sometimes can change the balance of the muscles at rest in the area of the "bunny lines" along the sides of the mid-nose. I suppose that could cause the lines you are referencing, though I have not seen that happen. 31 units is in the range of treatments for these areas, though I often use as much as 37-40 units for forehead, glabella ("11") and crows feet. In any event, the effects are completely reversible as the muscles regain function. I hope that this helps. More information is found on the link below.
Tom DeWire, MD
Nose wrinkles after botox
Nose wrinkles after Botox injection
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Botox for Bunny Lines
No, Botox doesn't cause bunny lines. No, 31 units is not a lot.
The bunny lines have probably become more apparent because of your treatment in other areas.
It is okay to get the bunny lines, caused by the nasalis muscle, treated with Botox Cosmetic.
To be sure, see two or more licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have these treatments.
I hope this helps.
Botox and Nose Wrinkles
Botox is fabulous for the crow's feet, 11's and forehead wrinkles. It sounds like you had the correct amount of Botox placed. These injections do not treat the area around the nose called bunny lines. You can certainly go back and have a small amount of Botox injected into this area as well. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in cosmetic facial injections.
Wrinkling elsewhere following Botox
Botox stops the chemical signal from the nerve ending to the muscle fibers the nerve distributes to. Your brain though continues to send signals to produce the emotional or functional expression you desire and may contract nearby or other muscles in an attempt to produce a similar action. This may have occurred prior to the Botox injection but you didn't notice or following the Botox injection as a "recruitment" to the muscle(s) weakened.
Yes, you may go back to inject the "bunny lines" now that they have shown up. Expect that the use of Botox is a dynamic process due to this rebalancing of muscle activity and requires good evaluation, art and skill for it's proper use.
Choose your injectors wisely and they will help you achieve your goals. Good luck!