I have never heard of botox lasting 11 months. Before and after photos may help to see the differences you describe. Sometimes, neuromuscular conditions like Bell's Palsy can also cause the facial drooping condition. Bring up your thoughts to your doctor to see if something else needs to be done.
It is unlikely that Botox would remain after 11 months.
It is unlikely that Botox would remain after 11 months. A before and after photo would be required to see a change. Schedule a follow up with your injector and discuss your concerns.
Long term relaxation of facial muscles after BOTOX injections.
BOTOX usually lasts about 12 weeks, so I doubt that any remains.
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.
Botox and Relaxed Right Cheek Muscle
Thank you for your
question and a picture in repose. Do you have a picture with a full smile? Does it affect your smile?
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
I hope this helps.
Botox is temporary
Botox relaxes the muscles temporarily. The effect usually
lasts only a few months. Like any muscle
that no longer gets used it can become weaker and thinner over time, but should
return to baseline after several months of normal usage unhindered after the
effects of Botox wear off. If you are still feeling that you are asymmetric
after a single Botox injection over a year ago then I would recommend coming in
for a consult and personal evaluation by an experienced cosmetic physician to
explore treatment options related to the specific nature of your asymmetry.
Botox and cheek weakness
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.
Tom DeWire, MD, FACS
Botox to crows feet
The only thing you can do is wait for the Botox to wear off. There isn't anything you can inject to make the Botox wear off faster.
Botox and Longevity
The good news and the bad news about Botox is that it wears off. Botox cannot last more than six months in a given area. I would definitely consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with Botox to determine the cause of the problem.