Strange Hollow Dents Between Eyes After Botox

I could see the difference on my forehead however; I had two strange hollow indents between my eyes when I would raise my eyebrows that REALLY stand out especially because now nothing else on my forehead moves.

I went back after 2 weeks and was injected with a small amount of Botox above my eyebrows to try and correct the problem. It has now been 3 weeks and the problem has not resolved. My face now bothers me more than it did before have you ever head of anything like this happening and what should I do?

Doctor Answers 4

Botox Dents on Forehead

Hi Emy,

You should be evaluated by an experienced cosmetically trained physician with knowledge of the anatomy of the muscles in the forehead. Placing either Botox or filler in the proper place should help to resolve your problem.

Fortunately there are many excellent physicians in the Mission Viejo area, some of whom are very active here on RealSelf. Please let us know how it goes.

Be well.

Dr. P

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Botox dents

It is likely that your result could be managed with additional selective injection of Botox into the forehead muscles that are activated when you lift your eyebrows.

Return to the injecting physician and discuss your concerns.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

You need another treatment

You need to be injected below the dimple in the corrogator muscles.  The muscle is incompletely paralyzed. Or you can wait several months until it wears off.


Scott E. Kasden, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 101 reviews

See your physician again

Most people's muscles have slight variations from those illustrated in anatomy textbooks. We are all differently put together. See your physician again to determine which muscle, the frontalis or corrugator, still has activity between the eyebrows (this may not involve the area above the eyebrows) and more Botox in that area should help.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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