Botox ruined my smile 3 months in still a mess. Any suggestions? (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 complication. When treating the DAO (depressor anguli oris) muscle it is important to use specific landmarks so as to avoid the DLI (depressor labii inferioris) muscle as this can cause an asymmetric smile. But even when using appropriate landmarks, unfortunately sometimes adverse effects are seen. The good news is that Botox is not permanent and effects (both intended effects and side effects) usually resolve three to four months after a treatment. I recommend following up with your doctor for further recommendations. Good luck!
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Please visit a highly experienced physician who commonly injects the lower face with neuromodulator (#Botox, #Dysport, #Xeomin).
Best of luck,Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.Houston, Texas
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It will likely still just take more time for your smile to return. Botox lasts about 3 months (you are 12 weeks in) and sometimes up to 4-6 in a select group of people. Usually people like the results to last longer, but since you aren't happy with your result, that is not your case. As time goes on you will notice your previous smile will return. The exact time that will happen, though, is not known. In the future, I'd recommend you receive your Botox from one of the core aesthetic physician injectors such as a facial plastic surgeon.
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