I recently decided to have Botox and it has gone horribly wrong (Photo)

its made me depressed and ive lost all confidence because of this there is literally not 1 good thing i can say about it please could anyone help me on this i dont even want to go back for more injections i look and feel like a total freak droopy eyelids lines still in my forhead scar looking lines from my eyebrows to my forhead and spoc lookibg odd eyebrows when i raise them but only in one eyebrow i dont even like smiling anymore because i dont look like me please help thanks.

Doctor Answers 14

Botox Results

Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about your experience. Botox is temporary and lasts 3-4 months. What you are experiencing will improve over the next couple of weeks as your muscles balance out. You can also have a touch up to your eyebrow to fix the "spock" appearance. I recommend discussing your concerns with your treating physician. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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In my opinion it has not been injected properly. Unfortunately it's not worth trying to fix it right now but it should go away within 3 months. After it goes away you can go for another treatment. I would suggest trying a different doctor. 

Problems after Botox

Please realize that the problem never lies with Botox, the problem lies with the Botox injector. When used properly, Botox gives great, natural looking results. Your result is unfortunate, but can be improved with more Botox. The only thing the additional Botox can not improve is your "droopy eyelids". Botox did not cause the droopy eyelids, however, prior to the Botox, you were lifting your brows to compensate, and the Botox now prevents you from doing this. All of your concerns will resolve with time.

Andrew Campbell, M.D.

Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

Quintessa Aesthetic Centers

Andrew Campbell, MD
Milwaukee Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Botox results

A touch up with botox should be able to correct what you are experiencing. It's very important to find a reputable, experienced injector however.

Kristin J. Tarbet MD, FACS
Bellevue Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Botox and unhappy

Being that it's your first time, sometimes it can take up to 2 weeks to see full effects. If you trust your injector and went to a board certified physician who is experienced in botox this can easily be fixed by adding in botox to the appropriate area. Rest assured if you decide not to return or get additional botox, it should wear off between 3-4 months tops. Best of luck. 

Robert Heck, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Got the Botox Blues!

Hello nikkisl1,

Thank you for sharing your question, concerns and photos. I am sorry you are having such a bad time with Botox especially since it appears this is your first time. Rest assured everything you are describing can be remedied with some additional Botox to specific muscles. Go see your injector about some adjustments to give you the results you desire. If it appears their experience does not allow for this then seeking treatment from another professional will serve you well. Know at the end of the day none of the results of Botox are permanent and will be gone by 3-4 months. 

Paul Pietro, MD
Greenville Physician
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Unhappy with Botox--Add Venus Legacy

This can be improved with a touch up of Botox in combination with Venus Legacy treatments to soften. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Very sorry for the bad experience, which appears atypical.  The issues you have can be corrected with more Botox by an experienced injector. 

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Unhappy after Botox

Thanks for your question and the accompanying photos.  I am sorry to hear about your experience. The good news is these results will not last and will wear off 3-4 months following injection.  It is possible that in the hands of a good injector, even your current asymmetries can be improved without having to wait for the Botox to wear off.  Always stick with an experienced and well trained physician injector who is able to deliver the results you desire and can also correct issues as they arise. Best of luck to you!

Alix J. Charles, MD
Hinsdale Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

My forehead looks "wonky" after Botox

I think that you should discuss this with your doctor. This can be rectified with further Botox. If you have lost confidence in him/her, go to another injector to get corrected. You should have a great experience when getting Botox. It looks like the forehead injection was not even and not properly done.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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