I had Botox one week ago and now appear to have a v shaped on my forehead. Will this soften or is more Botox required? (photo)
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V-shaped forehead after Botox
V-shape on forehead after botox
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After a treatment becomes effect, dominant muscle patterns may reveal themselves as the treated muscles weaken. You may need to have those other muscle groups injected to even out the result.
Before a first time Botox injection, I perform a consultation including a medical/injectable history, physical exam of the facial muscles, and photoanalysis of the face in different expressions. This helps me identify issues with symmetry and dominant muscle groups. Then I customize each person's injection for a safe and happy outcome. Safety comes first.
Botox can take 2 weeks to settle in.
Botox and Results
For head V shape one week after Botox injection.
Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Beverly Hills, California
Botox on the forehead
Thank you for your question Megs188. Botox is a great treatment to address wrinkles on the forehead. Any time I perform a Botox treatment on the forehead, I recommend treating both the frown lines in the glabella and the horizontal lines across the upper forehead. This is because one muscle pulls the brow down and the other pulls it up. If one muscle is relaxed, the opposing muscle will work on its own and new wrinkles may appear. That being said, it could take up to two weeks to see full results of a Botox treatment. Please follow up with your doctor at that time for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Problems with Botox
Andrew Campbell, M.D. Facial Plastic Specialist Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Seek a Board Certified MD Surgeon for Treatment
Botox treatments are an art form. I would advise seeking out only a board certified MD expert in Oculoplastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, or Dermatologic Surgery for cosmetic treatments of your face. Once you select a surgeon to treat you, a rapport with them will allow him/her to work together with you to achieve excellent, customized results. A touch-up may improve your concerns. Best of luck!
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