When will bad botox that makes my forehead look frozen/like an alien start to fade so I can start looking back to normal :( ?
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Botox usually lasts around 3 to 4 months
Frozen look from Botox
I'd normally say that it will take approximately 6 weeks for that "frozen" look to soften (not that I give patients that look. . . Quite the contrary. . . But, when I see patients with this complaint from other injectors). However, 5 units total to your forehead is a very small amount. Thus, you may start to notice softening of the effect and more muscle movement as soon as two weeks after the injections.
I'd recommend that you see a board-certified dermatologist who injects lots of patients with Botox (so that you have someone who not only knows what he/she is doing, but, that he/she also listens to your concerns). Once you've found a doctor who has those qualifications and takes the time to take your concerns into account, you've hit the "doctor jackpot" :)
Hope this helps!
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This "frozen" look can take at least 6 weeks to start to fade away. Please consult an expert and explain that you want "baby' Botox which will leave you expression and not totally frozen. Best, Dr. Green
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No Such Thing As "Bad Botox;" It Is Only As Good As The Doctor Who Injects It
For many years already, by contrast, the intention of any treatment with a neuromodulator (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin) is to leave persons looking as natural as possible--allowing them to look more natural at rest and permitting them some freedom to emote normally, which sounds like the case here.
The good news is that Botox effects typically last between three and six months and will wear of spontaneously and gradually over that period of time. Once the effects fade, it would seem reasonable to seek a second opinion by a board certified aesthetic physician with expertise and experience in the advanced uses of neuromodulators. You would do well to ask to see his/her before and after photos. Good luck to you.
5 units in forehead gave frozen look
Bad Botox to Forehead
Rest assured that the effects of Botox are temporary and will wear off. Make sure that you are seeing an experienced doctor for Botox injections.
When will the frozen look from Botox start to fade?