Can I speed up the toxins metabolism? I hate my gummy smile Botox correction and want to get rid of it
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Hate gummy smile.
Gummy smile correction not always good
There is unfortunately no way to speed up how fast Botox wears off.
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What we did not expect, was the variation in duration among the patients.
Conventional wisdom in the early 90s when we first experimented with Botox, was that it lasted 3 mos.
When patients told us that their Botox lasted 6 months or more, I dismissed it as wishful thinking because if the neurotoxin was not metabolized, new nerve growth was supposed to replace the blocked nerves in 3 to 4 months.
NOT SO! In ten patients, we had variations from 2 1/2 months to 7 1/2 months with the majority between 3 and 4 months.
Everyone was different with same dosage and administration!
Metabolism cannot be accelerated but it will wear off. Be patient, and do not let anyone inject your lips again.
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to speed up the process. You should have received a rather small dose and your results should being to wear off around 3 months.
All the best.
Botox- make effect go away
- Unfortunately, Botox effects cannot be reversed.
- As I understand the situation, Botox attached to microscopic nerve endings.
- Botox effects wear off when new nerve endings appear -
- This is genetically determined and not something we know how to change.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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