Hi: I got Botox couple of time on corner of my mouth to lift up a little , but each time I lost my normal smile.
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Many muscles of the face cause more than one motion
you are probably seeing a combination of a good feature, coupled with an unavoidable undesirable feature of Botox treatment. Nerve function of the face, particularly around the mouth and the eyes, where you show so much expression, are closely coordinated, and not all can be isolated. in other words, paralyzing a muscle to eliminate one undesired motion, may remove the necessary input of the same muscle in another motion you do not wish to change. Sometimes fillers, especially JuveDerm or Restylane can be injected at the outer corners of the upper lip, curling the corners of the mouth upward slightly, while not impacting motion otherwise. I hope that this helps.
Tom DeWire, MD, FACS
I got Botox couple of times on corner of my mouth to lift up a little , but each time I lost my normal smile.
Consider fillers instead
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I hope this helps.
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