I had botox for crows feet wrinkles. It has relaxed my right cheek muscles. What should I do? (Photo)
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It is unlikely that Botox would remain after 11 months.
Long term relaxation of facial muscles after BOTOX injections.
From the one photo, I cannot see problems with your eyes and the single photo looks as though the right nasolabial fold is deeper than the left, but this may be an artifact of the photo.
I suggest that you have an evaluation by another plastic surgeon or a reevaluation by the one who injected you 11 months ago.
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It is unlikely that any of the Botox remains after 11 months.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have these treatments.
I hope this helps.
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Botox cannot last 11 months, as the nerves that are uncoupled by the Botox will have completely grown back and reinervated the entire area of treated muscles well before then. Botox is never permanent, and I often wish it would last longer than it does, especially with a first time treatment. You need to see your doctor again, and may need to consider other causes of unilateral facial weakness, e.g. viral nerve infection that can cause transient weakness (Bell's Palsy). Occasionally you will note wrinkles in different adjacent areas due to changes in movement dynamics caused by the Botox, but they are also going to be temporary. I hope that this helps.
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