Botox has created new crease in the body of my brow. (photo)
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Wrinkles after Botox
Thank you for your question leylagoldie. Botox is a purified protein used to treat certain wrinkles on the face associated with facial expression. The most common area of treatment is the glabella, or the area between the brows where we see vertical lines when we frown. This area is a complex of multiple muscles including the procerus which pulls the center of the brow down and the corrugators which pull the brows inward. I individualize treatments for each patient so that the injection treats the muscle bulges. For example some people have a stronger procerus and in these cases I use more units in the central part of the glabellar complex. Others have more prominent corrugators and in these cases I use more units in the outer parts of the complex.
Sometimes there are areas of the outer portion of the corrugators which are not treated. This can be easily corrected with 2-4 units in the area. Care must be taken so that the injection is not place on the bone and not too close to the eye, as this may lead to droopy eyelids, a rare but temporary and treatable side effect of treatment in this area. I recommend speaking with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Botox and new creases
Botox - how to get rid of the unusual lines
- The effect is from the corrugator muscles.
- I cannot tell from the photo if this can be treated or not.
- I suggest you see a specialist for a second opinoin -
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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