Can B12 vitamins help eliminate Botox by repairing the nerves? I have severe eyebrow droop on day 6. Will this get much worse?
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Time frame for botox
Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.
At this point I think that the effect that you are seeing is pretty much what you are going to get. fine tuning of the amount of units should be the next step in the future.
Finally, make sure that your doctor is aware of your process. He should be able to guide you best in your care.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Reversing Botox is impossible
There is nothing to do to reverse Botox. Sometimes, correctly placed Botox can be used to lift brows which have dropped form Botox. This is done by the expert injector. If left alone, dropped brows usually last 4 weeks at most.
Botox causing eye droop
Thank you so much for your question. I'm sorry you are experiencing drooping on one side after botox. It has happened to my face, as well. I do have a lot of experience with nutrients such as B12 and, sadly, you can't reverse botox effects with the use of this vitamin since botox targets the muscle receptors instead of nerves. However, there are eye drops available called Iodipine or Apraclonidine that will resolve the drooping issue if you place the drops in your affected eye three times a day until you feel that eye has returned to normal (usually a few days of using the drops). I'm not sure, though, since you are in Australia, if you have access to these eye drops. Schedule a follow-up appointment with your favorite injector and see if you have this option in your country. Fortunately, this will begin to resolve on its own in a couple of months and you will be back to your normal self. Wishing you so well on your journey.
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Asymmetric BROW droop following Botox to the forehead
Botox "wears off" at an average of 3 months. When such a brow ptosis following good Botox technique can occur due to asymmetric diffusion of the liquid through the tissues affecting more of the one frontalis muscle than the other. Since there is less Botox to the muscle, I see return of function faster than the directly injected side. I have no knowledge that B12 nor any other vitamin or minerals can reverse this problem.
Helpful options include:
- Holding down the more active eyebrow while exercising upward the "lazy" brow several times a day.
- A nerve stimulation unit (see Amazon for facial nerve exercise stimulators) to the lazy muscle.
Both options signal the brain to replace the acetylcholine in the nerve end-plate for muscle stimulation.
I hope this is helpful. All the best!
Will B-12 help reverse Botox?
Thank you for sharing your question with us. Unfortunately an attempt to "repair the nerves" with B-12 will be of no value to you. This is so because Botox does NOT injure nerves it produces its effects on the muscles by blocking the neurotransmitter (nerve chemical) that tells the muscle to contract. The nerves are working fine and are "making the call" the muscle cannot answer. These effects will, on average, wear off in 3-4 months and are not permanent. If your are not happy with the outcome speak with your injector for your options to prevent this in the future. Be well.
Botox and eye droop
you are not yet at the peak and it may get worse before it gets better. B12 will have no effect but there are eye drops that will elevate the lid a little. ask your doctor for a prescription for iopidine eye drops
B12 and Botox
Botox does not damage the nerve. It blocks the neurotransmitter from attaching to the receptor temporarily. B12 will do nothing to reverse this or accelerate recovery of function. Botox will wear off in around 3 months. Always seek prescriptive medical treatments such as Botox and fillers from experienced, board certified dermatologist, facial plastic and general plastic surgeons to minimize poor outcome.
High Dose of Botox used for the treatment of horizontal lines
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately Vitamin B12 will not help in eliminating the Botox treatment of the horizontal lines and it will not assist in nerve repair/regeneration resulting from such treatments.
As a point of interest, it has been documented that high Vitamin E doses absorbed prior to injectable treatments may be associated with increased bleeding/bruising associated with Botulinum toxin (both Dysport or Botox) injections.
There are otherwise no other Vitamin interactions that I am aware of associated with pre or post Botulinum toxin injections.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.