you for your question.
usually takes 2 or 3 days to start to work, and will continue to improve over
the first 7 to 10 days. The full affect is typically achieved after 14 days.
you still have full movement after 14 days, I'd recommend booking a follow-up
appointment with your qualified injector to discuss your concerns and options.
For now, wait
It can take up to two weeks for your final results. For now, wait. If you still aren't happy at the two week mark, speak with your surgeon. Best, Dr. Nazarian
It takes 10-14 days for the botox to take effect, I suggest waiting to see the ultimate results. The dosing you had is little low on the glabella and eyes but high on the forehead. Best, Dr. Emer.
Five days is usually not enough time to see the complete effects of the Botox and it is common for the medication to set in asymmetrically. I offer all Botox patients a follow up in two weeks to examine for any asymmetry or areas of persistent muscle activity that needs to be corrected. Especially if I am injecting someone for the first time, I would rather be conservative in my injection. 18 units for a full forehead is usually adequate dosing. With time, your forehead may correct itself. If not, definitely return to the provider who injected you for correction. In the future, I would recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to be confident in their experience and training.
Botox to the Forehead
Five days after treatment you are beginning to see the effects of the botox injection and its onset is probably not occurring evenly. Wait another several days and I'm hopeful that all will improve. 18 units to your forehead sounds prudent and reasonable with max benefit appearing by day 14. At that point if there is any distortion or asymmetry return to the clinic for a supplement.
The swelling that you mention is probably only a bruise from the injection and should resolve. I advise my patients to avoid any blood thinning medicines like aspirin and motrin for 10 days pre treatment and I apply ice compresses right before and after the injection.
First, I would give it a week to ten days before considering anything as a touch up. You may need more, but I can't really tell from the photo since it blocks part of your face.
Botox for the forehead
It can take ten to fourteen days to see the full effect of your Botox treatment. If you are still not happy at that time, you should return to the "spa" for assessment. Hopefully, an experienced doctor treated you and will know how to adjust your treatment. If you did not have treatment with a doctor, consider doing so next time.
Five days too soon to judge
The Botox effect develops over 10-12 days. You need more time before you can judge the effects. Those units may be ok for you after the full effect has developed. If not, return to your injector. Everyone is different and so the Botox needs to be customized for your face. After the full effect occurs, your injector can decide if you need more or less or a different pattern.
Problem with Botox Injection
The 18 Units of Botox to the forehead should be enough to completely paralize the entire forehead. Unfortunately, it appears as if all the Botox was placed in 2 areas and the majoritity of the forehead (frontalis muscle) still works. I cannot tell anything else because of the poor quality of the picture.) The normal thing to do would be to retuern to the physician who did the initial injections. Unfortunately, this may not be possible in your case because of the poor choice of entrusting your face to a spa rather than a fully qualified and experienced physician (see ExpertInjector.org.) If the physician who is supposed to be overseeing the spa cannot see you or is not a board certified plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT with significant training and experience in injectables, your best option would be to find one of the Core specialty physicians with these qualifications.
Uneven result from Botox
It seems that your botox is working well in the areas in which they placed it but it appears that the administration resulted in some irregular results.
I'd suggest you return to your practitioner and ask them for help. They should be willing to assist you.
Adding botox should be able to help smooth out some of the irregular results.
If you're not confident in the practitioner, you could seek out another specialist in your area and preferably a Physician who performs regular botox themselves.
I hope this was helpful.