In the hands of a qualified, expert injector, Botox can work wonders in reducing wrinkles, turning back the clock on facial aging, and providing beautiful and natural results. However, in inexperienced or unqualified hands, Botox can look unsightly or unnatural, and have other disastrous effects.
Dr. Hellman is known as the ‘Botox whisperer’ – renowned for both her skill in administering expertly-placed Botox, as well as rectifying botched Botox where other providers have got it wrong. With a caring and understanding nature, patients are put at ease by Dr. Hellman’s excellent standard of care.
Botched Botox Signs and Symptoms
An incredibly popular procedure, Botox has been used by millions of people around the world to treat facial wrinkles and improve the appearance of their face and skin. However, there are unfortunately many ‘cowboys’ out there who are not properly qualified or trained to inject the treatment, and thus their patients often find their results botched due to improper placement or bad injection technique. If you think your Botox has been botched or incorrectly administered, you may have the following signs or symptoms:
- Limited facial movement ability due to over-injection
- Unnatural looking eyebrows (sometimes called the ‘Spock’ brow’)
- Drooping or heavy eyebrows or eyelid ptosis (drooping) caused by Botox migration
How to Fix Botched Botox
In cases where patients are unhappy with the results, or the procedure has been botched, there are a few options when it comes to treatment or correction. Unfortunately, there is no option to ‘un-inject’ it once it’s been administered, and unlike dermal fillers, it is not able to be dissolved.
If the result has caused unevenness in the face, or other unnatural results, a skilled practitioner may administer more Botox in specific and calculated areas, or make use of dermal fillers to even out the face and produce a more natural looking appearance.
However, if too much Botox has been used, producing a ‘frozen’ appearance, the simplest course of action may be to wait until the natural effects wear off in 3-5 months.
Preventing Botched Botox
Of course like many things in life, prevention is often better than cure. When it comes to preventing botched treatment, the best way to do so is by choosing a qualified and experienced injector. Be sure to check their patient reviews and before and after photos, as well as ensure they have a good understanding of facial anatomy and won’t push for an aggressive treatment plan. Other tips include:
- Communicate – make sure you and your provider are on the same page about your goals and expectations
- If it’s your first time, start with a conservative amount and have realistic expectations
- Be patient – the results typically only start showing after 10-14 days
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Correcting Botched Botox with Dr. Hellman
With over 25 years of experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Hellman utilizes skill and artistry to create beautiful, natural results with administering and correcting botched Botox. Many patients with botched results who see Dr. Hellman are consoled by her understanding and non-judgemental nature, as well as her passion and dedication to her patients.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have botched Botox?
If you think your treatment has been botched, you may notice drooping of the eyebrows or eyelids, limited facial movement, or an unnatural or uneven look.
Can botched Botox lead to permanent damage?
While botched results may feel like the end of the world, the good news is that it does naturally wear away over time and does not cause permanent damage, and serious side effects of any are extremely rare.
How much does botched Botox correction cost?
The cost of fixing Botox botched by your initial provider can vary, due to the potential number of treatments or injectables used to remedy the situation. Full costs will be discussed at your consultation.
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