Could Botox not affect my muscles?
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Botox affect on muscles
If you've given it at least 2 weeks to fully kick in, then a number of reasons may explain the ineffective treatment:1. inadequate dose2. inappropriately diluted product 3. product is past shelf life (reconstituted botox must be used within the first 72 hours per manufacturer recommendationsThere are other rare possibilities, which I have never seen before but have been described in the literature.
Questions about Botox result
Sorry to hear about your experience. It usually takes 7-14 days to see the full Botox results. In most cases that I see of Botox not working, it is usually the result of under-dosing. True resistance to Botox is extremely rare and is usually seen in patients that have developed antibodies to the Botox after years of high dose injections. I recommend you followup with your injector to discuss your results.
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Hello, thanks for your question. Sometimes, people have very powerful muscles in that region. Also, depending on age, some have more pronounced wrinkles or grooves because of years of muscle movement. It could be a combination of these things.However, I have had a few patients that seem fairly resistant to Botox's effect. For two of those, I found that the alternative to Botox (Xeomin), worked well for them. Xeomin is similar to Botox, but is made by Merz, a different medical company. Most plastic surgeons will be able to try Xeomin if you are interested in seeing if it will have an effect. I would recommend trying a different product before buying more Botox units, if it truly had no effect.Best of luck!
Maybe more units or change products
Lolaross1, all great questions. Do you know what product you received initially? If it was Botox, then you would of received a sufficient treatment dose. If you were injected with only 30u of Dysport between your eyes, then that would not have been a sufficient dose. Dosing with Botox and Xeomin are similar while Dysport is totally different. Either way, go back to see whoever injected you to let them know. Best of luck. ~Dr. Sieber
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Why Didn't My Botox Work?
Certain questions need to be asked. Is this the first time that you have had Botox or have you had it tens of times? If it's worked in the past and doesn't work now, you may have developed an antibody to the proteins that surround the botulism molecule. Botox takes 3-5 days to begin working and reaches it's peak effect at about 10 days to 2 weeks. Therefore, if it's been less than 5 days since injection, it may still work. On the other hand, if it's been more than 2 weeks, then I suggest you return to your injector and consider a second injection or a different product such as Dysport or Xeomin.
Don't give up on your injector. There are probably 20 reasons for the apparent unsuccessful use of Botox. Give yourself and your injector a second chance.