Is It Possible to Remove Botox from Unwanted Areas?

The doctor injected more Botox in a chin more than the other. Is it possible to remove the extra Botox, and in this case what shall I do?

Doctor Answers 14

Botulinum Toxin (Dysport or Botox) cannot be removed; you must wait for it to wear off

Botulinum Toxin (Dysport or Botox) cannot be removed; you must wait for it to wear off. This typcially takes 3-5 months.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

No it cannot be removed

Botox cannot be removed, but the effects will wear off anyways in 2 to 4 months after the injections.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

It is not possible to remove BOTOX

It is not possible to remove BOTOX. However, sometimes a touch up can be done to strengthen or weaken certain muscles which can soften the effect of BOTOX in unwanted areas. We encourage our patients to come back if they have any issues because results can always be tweaked. This is why it is so vital to go to an experienced and well-trained physician for BOTOX.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 66 reviews


There is no way to remove Botox from any area once it has been injected.  Depending on the dose used, it usually takes 2 - 3 months for the effects of Botox to naturally subside.

William J. Binder, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon

The real issue here is what is going on?

Why do you feel that you got too much BOTOX in the chin?  It is possible to do an unbalanced chin BOTOX treatment in which case the chin can bunch up--it looks very goofy.  Another possibility is too much BOTOX in the depressor anguli oris muscle.  This can cause an unbalanced smile.  It is possible the chin can be rebalanced by correctly diagnosing the problem and putting in additional BOTOX.  Consider returning to the treating doctor to be assessed.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Once Injected, Botox Cannot Be Removed

Once Botox has been injected, it cannot be removed.  The good news is that it should wear off in time.  By 3-5 months it should be totally gone and your muscles should be contracting as they did previously.

If you have asymmetry in your lower face, sometimes giving more Botox to undertreated side can help correct the uneven appearance.  You should go see your Dermatologist for an evaluation.

Joshua Zeichner, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Need to wait for the Botox to wear off

Once injected, Botox cannot be removed. This is why judicious placement is so crucial. However, be will wear off in about four months time.

Kevin Brenner, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Removing Botox Cosmetic

No, you cannot remove or reverse Botox Cosmetic, or other similar neuromodulator treatments such as Dysport. The effects of Botox last approximately 2-4 months.

You may be able to add more Botox Cosmetic to other facial areas which may be under treated to help balance the face. Generally, we recommend to wait a couple weeks after the initial Botox treatment before injected any additional Botox Cosmetic. Speak with your Botox physician to determine an appropriate option for you.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 84 reviews

Possible to remove Botox

No there is no way to REMOVE the fluid Botox injected. Only can balance opposite areas with additional Botox. Or just wait till wears off as being metabolized.

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Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Too much botox in one area of the chin

If you don't have an undesired effect on the side of too much botox of the chin, then you can balance the appearance by having your doctor add some units to the other side. If there is some muscular unwanted side-effect on the over botox side, then you will have to wait up to three to four months to have it return to the normal state.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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