How Does a Practitioner Correct That Awful "Spock" Look After Botox?

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Botox is used to correct the "Spock" look

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If the outer eyebrow is raised the doctor can just inject a couple of units ab out an inch over the outer eyebrow to lower the resting tone of this part of the forehead muscle.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Correcting the "Spock" Look After Botox

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The "Spock" look is easily corrected by having a few Cleons attack the lateral brow.  Just kidding, one cannot depend on those fickle Cleons.  A few units of Botox or Dysport above the lateral brow will usually take care of the Spock, Joker, Cruella Deville, and Diablo Botox brow.

Beam me up, Scotty.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Correcting "Spock look" after Botox

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Hi there,

The "spock" look happens when the lateral portion of the brow is not treated in patients. This tends to happen more with particular eyebrow shape and people who are very expressive with their brows. It can be treated with an easy touch up. A small dose of Botox is used over the peek of the brow to bring it down.

hope this helps! 

Myriam Loyo, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The “spock” look is usually a result of the doctor not treating enough of the area laterally

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The “spock” look is usually a result of the doctor not treating enough of the area laterally. By relaxing the lateral muscle you can often drop the lateral brow so it doesn’t look “spock” like. This can be done easily as a touch up.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Correction of "Spock" Look after Botox

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After Botox around the eyebrows and forehead, some patients develop a "Spock" look, with a raised outer eyebrow.  This can be corrected with a touch-up with a little more Botox to the upper, outer forehead.  It prevents the outer forehead muscle lifting up the brow and improves the "Spock" look.

Joshua Zeichner, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist

An easy fix

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Your board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who performed the Botox will evaluate your brow position and watch as you move them up and down and know just where to place a small amount of Botox to correct this problem. The right spot varies from patient to patient, but it is generally into the lateral and upper forehead.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
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Using Botulinum toxin (Dysport or Botox) to treat Spock like appearance.

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This is commonly due to the avoidance of botulinum toxin in the outer forehead in order to minimize sagging of the brow. Injection of Botox in this area quickly corrects the appearance.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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How to Minimize the Arched Brows with Botox

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Conservative placement of botox or dysport in the lateral brow area generally will avoid the arched appearance.  Some people tend to have this more, and thus it is important to recognize this potential pattern before injection.

George Sun, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

A very small drop of Botox carefully placed above the arch on the forehead can correct "spock" look

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The "spock" look happens when the opposing muscles that pull the brow down and up fall out of balance.  This usually happens when Botox is placed at the tail end of the eyebrow but not in the area of the forehead above it. Make sure you wait 3 weeks to realize the full effect of treatment since some areas respond faster than others. If the problem remains, your practitioner can very carefully inject a very small amount of Botox into the forehead above the "spock" area to lessen the upward pull of the forehead.

Lawrence Osman, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon

"Spock" look after Botox is easy to correct

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Occasionally, patients who are treated with Botox can have too much movement to the sides of the eyebrow, producing a quizzical of "Spock" like appearance.  This is easily corrected with a small touch up to the muscles that are too active.  You should let your physician know that this is an issue so a touch up can be performed and so, when treated in the future, the injection pattern can be altered to prevent this from happening.

Jonathan Sonne, MD
Naples Facial Plastic Surgeon

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