I was wondering if there is anything to make botox go away faster, and for sure it will go away?

I just received botox on my forhead between my eyes and my crows feet. When i smile i look older now due to the bags under my eyes.

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Duration of Botox

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There is, unfortunately, nothing that will shorten the duration of Botox.  Some people begin to notice some return of function at about two months.

You may wish to consider treatment of the bags, for example, with Pelleve.

New York Dermatologist
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Botox lasts for approx 3 months.

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Botox lasts for approx 3 months. Some Dr's may suggest a myofacial in the mean time, although whether this will assist in speeding up the effects of Botox is debatable.

Best of Luck.  

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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How to Banish BOTOX

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Hi there, and thanks for your question. To achieve a balanced result when correcting or minimizing the signs of aging around the eyes, a provider should take into consideration the forehead, brows, lids (upper and lower), and possibly even the condition of the skin. I'm sorry to hear that you're unhappy with the results of your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment. Unfortunately, once BOTOX is administered, it can't be removed or undone. However, take heart there is hope — BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the shortest-lived injectable treatments, typically only lasting about 4 months maximum. Also, you don’t have to wait it out. Remember that for every action there is a counter action. Many times, BOTOX Cosmetic or other treatments administered in other areas can offset or correct the problem. Visit with a plastic surgeon to learn of options that may work for you. Good luck!

Kenrick A. Spence, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon

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I was wondering if there is anything to make botox go away faster, and for sure it will go away?

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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to shorten the duration. You will have to wait for the effects to wear off (typically lasts approximately 3 mos). The effects will gradually lessen at 6-10 weeks. Best wishes!

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Can anything be done to make Botox go away faster?

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Usually, people ask the opposite question, that is, how to make Botox last longer.  To answer your question,
unfortunately, there is nothing but time that will make Botox wear off. Usually the effect of Botox lasts 4-6 months and then you facial features will return to their initial presentation. What you are experiencing may happen when too much Botox is placed above the eyebrow and in crow's feet giving you bags where there were non before or they were less noticeable. It is certainly not the look I want my patients to have and in the future I would tell the treating physician that this has happened so Botox injections can be more tailored to avoid this issue.

Tatiana Khrom, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Can I make Botox go away faster

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There isn't anything that can be done to make Botox go away faster. When people have a poor result, this is unfortunate. Good news is that Botox will go away over time. And since the bags are being created by improper placement of the Botox that was done to the crow's feet, the good thing is that less units are normally used in this area, so hopefully it will go away faster than the 3-4 month timeframe.

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Botox and Longevity

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The good news is that Botox is not permanent and the results last between four and six months.  Proper placement of Botox and understanding of facial anatomy is critical to good results for Botox.  There is no method for having the Botox go away faster.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with many years of experience with Botox.

Botox duration

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Botox permanently binds to receptors in the neuromuscular junction and prevents transmission of the signal for muscle action. The body overcomes this by growing new nerve terminals. This takes several months to happen.   The effect of Botox will go away. You just need to give it time.

it is also common that inexperienced injectors will treat the crows feet region in such a way that it causes an unnatural relative accentuation of the bags under the eyes. It sounds like this is what you are experiencing. This effect will also go away with time.

You should also consider an evaluation with a facial plastic surgeon or general plastic surgeon to determine if you may need an alternative treatment for the bags under the eyes.

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Unfortunately, there is no "anti-dote" for botox. However, from your question it seem like you may want to consider a treatment of your lower eyelids. I would discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon.

Lastly, have no fear, the botox will eventually stop working (usually in about 3 months).

Best Regards,
Dr Stutman

Ross Stutman, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon

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