I've had botox in my forehead and frown lines but now I look angry. What can I do?
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Botox in forehead and frown lines
Thank you for your question ajs22. Botox is a purified protein used to address certain wrinkles on the face such as those on the forehead and above the brow. When injected in the upper forehead, Botox will relax the muscles that raise the brows. These are the muscles that cause the horizontal lines seen when we raise our brows. When injected into the glabella area between the brows, Botox will relax the muscles that pull the brows down and in. This will improve the vertical lines between the brows seen when we frown.
If the upper forehead injections are too low, some people experience a heavy brow or inability to raise the brow. This goes away three to four months after a treatment and is not permanent. Sometimes adding a little Botox to the muscles that pull the brows down will counteract this effect. I recommend contacting your doctor for specific advise. Good luck!
Don't add more. Wait it out.
It's difficult to tell you exactly what's happened in your situation, but in general, adding more BOTOX to an unfavorable result is not likely to correct your results. Instead, the best thing to do in this case is to wait for the BOTOX to wear off and start anew, perhaps with another injector. In some cases, the product itself can move around slightly once its injected. It's possible that this is what's responsible for the condition of your eyebrows. In any case, adding more product to the area is not the way to go. Good luck to you!
Frozen forehead following Botox
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I've had botox in my forehead and frown lines but now I look angry
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
I've had Botox in the forehead and frown lines but now I look angry. What can I do?
Forehead Wrinkles and Crows -- Botox, Lasers, Fillers, Needling; FILLERS LIKE JUVDERM, RESTYLANE, BELOTERO, FAT
Botox - angry look now. How to fix?
- Sorry this happened to you.
- The angry look is usually the result of over-treating the eyebrow area.
- To balance the muscles, the frontalis muscle needs to be weakened.
- It will take on average 3 months for the eyebrow effect to wear off (up to a year in some people though).
- The Botox needs to be adjusted next time to give you a more natural look.
- If your doctor does not know how to do that, please be treated by a specialist.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Frozen forehead after Botox
Sometimes, additional injections can balance out the effect of the first treatment. With a frozen forehead, it's better to wait for the effect to subside. More injections may lead to a heavier and more tired appearance. Hold off for now, have the doctor make note that the dosing was too much, and next time you can use fewer units a safe and happy result. Safety comes first.