Botox ruined my smile and it's not going away? (Photos)
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Asymmetric smile after Botox in the lower face
Thank you for your question nicolami6. I am sorry to hear about your situation. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. In the lower face a small amount of Botox can be placed in the DAO muscle to elevate the corners of the mouth by about 1 millimeter. A small amount of Botox can be injected into the mentalis muscle in the chin to address dimpling there. If the Botox spreads to the neighboring DLI muscle (from either the DAO or mentalis) a temporary symmetric smile may result. Most people enjoy their results of Botox for 3-4 months. At that point all effects, including side effects should resolve. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
BOTOX® isn’t permanent.
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Botox ruined my smile and it's not going away?
Botox can help to turn up the corners of the mouth by relaxing a muscle that is pulling that area down. For the right patient this can be a great treatment. As far ast he 5 units across the jaw to tighten, I'm not sure what that would be fore. Botox helps to relax muscles. This can smooth the overlying skin when placed correctly, but it would not "tighten" an area. What you are seeing in the photos you provided is a muscle that has been weakened that you probably didn't want to weaken so it is affecting your smile. Although it ha been 8 weeks, it can take 12-16 weeks (3-4 months) for the Botox to wear off. As it does wear off, you will regain your old smile.
In the future I'd recommend you receive your Botox injections from one of the core aesthetic physician injectors such as a facial plastic surgeon. This can help to minimize the risk of having an outcome like this for several months while still enjoying the benefits of Botox.
I hope this helps and good luck.
The Botox will wear off in 3 to 4 months
The muscles around the mouth can be a little complicated. Be sure you are seeing an experienced injector. Let the doctor see what has happened so that it can be corrected for any future treatments.
Hang in there a few more weks.
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