Five days ago I paid 500$ for 50 units of Botox. I still have a lot of movement in my forehead. Did I get ripped off? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 13
Movement After Botox
Thank you for your question.
Botox 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.
Should 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.
2 week follow up
Botox can take up to two weeks for full correction. After two weeks, if you did not reach your desired goals, I would follow up with the provider who performed your injections to address your concerns. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more 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 treatment.
I hope this helps.
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Botox can take 2-3 weeks to take full effect. If you are not seeing results by then Contact your physician/injector to evaluate. Best of luck.
Botox Not Working
Its difficult to say what went wrong. It could be that botox was diluted or that it was old or left out and no longer active. Since botox is a protein it has a shelf life and can go bad if left out of the fridge.. just as milk would spoil.
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However, the main issues are how many units, and how fresh it is. Neuromodulators that have sat around for a long time (weeks) can lose some of their effectiveness. But if it was Medispa special that that probably isn't the case.
You should return to the doctor, explain what happened, and see if you can get some more, perhaps at a reduced fee.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of #RealSelf100
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