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Peak effect of Botox
Thank you for your question leelou1957. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. In the pivotal studies on Botox for the crows feet (available on the Botox website), results were assessed at 1, 7, 14, 30, 60, 90, 120, and 150 days after a treatment. The maximum effect was seen at day 14, although the effects at day 30 were close. While it has not been studied the peak effect may be somewhere between days 14 and 30. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Botox – What to expect
Botox and Paralysis
I have never seen this type of side effect from Botox. It is possible that you had a stroke or Bell's Palsy and need to be emergently evaluated. Please keep us posted. Best, Dr. Green
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Botox when injected for cosmetic purposes should not give you the result you are having. You are correct in that the entire side of your face is paralyzed. There can be several causes of this including a stroke, so you need to be evaluated ASAP. Other causes include a Bell's palsy which tends to develop over a series of a few days but this is a diagnosis of exclusion (meaning more serious things are determined to not be the cause before giving this diagnosis).
To answer your question, Botox will reach its maximum effect in about 10-14 days but it varies based on the individual. It will then go away in about 3-4 months if a true therapeutic dose has been used, sometimes sooner than that if you weren't given enough. Once you have been evaluated for the paralysis you should follow up with your injector to see where your Botox was injected and what doses were used.
So to reiterate you need to see someone ASAP to be evaluated as what you are seeing should not have been caused by a Botox injection when done for cosmetic purposes (or even for non cosmetic purposes unless you were having sweating from your cheek when you ate and the Botox was injected deeply and then this could happen).
I hope this helps and good luck.
Botox and Results
2 -3 months, but see a doctor!
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