Xeomin injected into the buccinator. It has completely atrophied and my cheeks are sunken and have fallen. Will I ever recover?
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I understand your concern. However one of the positives is that this will resolve with time. I would recommend follow up with your provider if there are any changes.
#Botox #Xeomin - injected into the buccinator
However, if you truly have muscle atrophy, then it sounds like something more than a response to Xeomin. You should contact your internist, let him or her know what happened, and expect to undergo some medical tests to see what else might be causing that, because it's most likely not the Xeomin.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of #RealSelf100
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Xeomin went wrong
- However in some people it lasts much longer - up to a year.
- But the effect should be temporary.
- Be sure to let your doctor know what happened.
- This is not about building muscle but nerve endings growing back. So creatine and anabolic steroids will not help you. Best wishes.
Xeomin like the other neuromodulators is a temporary treatment. The majority of patients will have complete resolution in 2-4 months from the time of their injection.
I am sorry this has happened.
I would recommend finding a board certified facial plastic surgeon to assist you in your next injection.
Hang in there.
Time will make things better. So will a few other options.
Thankfully, your muscles will recover and normalize after a few months. This is for certain, as long as you don't get any more neuromodulator injections into those areas.
If you would like a more immediate result, I suggest a filler such as Juvederm or Restylane, which can immediately increase volume and will last for several months. Hopefully it will be enough to "bridge" the time between now and when your muscles normalize.
I hope this helps!
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