Botox caused new wrinkles in less attractive area :( what do I do?
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New lines after forehead Botox
You will probably want to treat these lines by having treatment of the glabellar complex with #Botox. If you treat this area in the future before treating the frown lines, you will probably need a much smaller dose on the forehead.
All the best, Dr. Clark
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Botox is a fabulous injection but the results depend on the skill of the physician doing the injection. I do "baby botox" into several areas so that you don't have the effect that you are describing. Please return to your treating physician and discuss your concerns. For the best cosmetic results in the future please consult with a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with Botox and facial injections.
You may want to follow up with a board certified injection expert for the next treatment to see if you like the result better. Sometimes switching to Dysport (which has a little more spread) is a good option to catch some stray lines and in certain patients can give a softer, less "frozen" look. It's very technique dependent though.
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Botox is a muscle relaxer used cosmetically. Among many other things, it is used to rebalance the muscles of expression on your forehead (or face, or neck) by weakening muscles pulling on your forehead skin in one direction while gravity and muscles can pull in another direction. This is how skilled and artful physicians can reduce folds and lines and elevate or change the shape of your brows.
As the targeted muscles relax, they send a signal back to the brain to retain the original expression. The brain will trigger other muscles to contract pulling on adjacent areas of the skin. Any fold can return to normal because the skin remains elastic and has not creased. A crease will produce a more permanent line when the dermis of the skin loses collagen and fails to bounce back like a fold.
So, you may proceed at any time to rebalance the muscles between the brows and outside the brows to elevate and shape them. I recommend you "touch up" the forehead lines as well so your entire forehead is in "sync".
Once a line has developed, it will get deeper and more permanent if the skin continues to fold, so it maybe a while (months to years) to retrain the brain and other muscles. To reduce the line, collagen and other skin molecules must be re-created. There are many ways to do this including the use of retinol / tretinoin, Sculptra, laser, peels and more.
Choose your injector wisely. Select a well versed, well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist who understands the balancing of facial muscles and the rejuvenation of your skin.
I hope this was helpful. All the best!
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