How to Correct and Avoid Bad Botox

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Botox is no longer a dirty little secret. Meaning, people will notice if your anti-aging injections have gone wrong. Although facial injectables are generally very safe, you can get bad results when they are not injected properly. The possible outcome of bad Botox may scare you away from the treatment. However, should you really be avoiding it?


What is bad Botox and how does it happen?


Most people consider bad Botox to look asymmetrical or overly frozen. When anti-ageing injections go wrong, it’s because the injector hasn’t followed appropriate guidance (on dosage or placement for example) or adhered to the patient’s facial anatomy to determine what is best to enhance their features. Botox is a precision treatment that requires the skill, experience and artistic eye of a well-trained practitioner, who understands how the muscles of your face work and is able to deliver the results you desire.


How can you avoid bad Botox?


It is easier to avoid bad Botox than to correct it. The first thing to know is that there are different types of “Botox”. Botox is simply a brand name of a neurotoxin. Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are the top competitors within the neurotoxin industry. 


Secondly, you will want to research the injector and make sure they have a good track record and the correct qualifications. Do not pick an injector because they are inexpensive or because they are right next door. It is essential to make sure they are a registered nurse or a doctor. A good injector is worth driving, researching, and paying for.


The last way to avoid bad Botox is to schedule a consultation. Your injector is very knowledgeable and will explain to you where and why you should get injected in certain places. It also gives you an idea of whether you and the injector have a similar vision for you.


How to fix a frozen face?


The “frozen face” happens when you are over injected, giving a robotic look. It may have been too high of a dosage so your muscles are unable to move, leaving you expressionless. A few years ago the frozen look was very common, however, today most people want a softer, more subtle look. 


If you end up expressionless, there is no instant solution. However, the great news is the effects are only temporary and will start to wear off in 8 weeks.


How can I fix under-treatment?


Under-treatment means that the wrinkles are still showing and there is more movement than you would want. Everyone is different so some people need slightly higher or lower dosages. If it is your first time getting a neurotoxin keep in mind there may need to be readjustments to find your perfect dose. This is also true for:


  • Masseter treatment
  • Jaw slimming
  • Teeth grinding
  • Excessive sweating


Undertreatment can be fixed by having top-off injections a few weeks after the procedure. Contact your injector about 10 days after the treatment if you feel the dose was not high enough. 


How do I avoid drooping eyelids?


Drooping occurs when your injector has incorrectly placed the Botox too low from the muscle, causing it to over relax. If you mostly use your forehead muscles to control your eyelids you have a higher chance. This can easily be determined during your consultation or appointment. A droopy eye can occur if the muscles that control the eyelid are injected or if the Botox spreads. This can be avoided by going to an injector that understands anatomy and knows how to avoid it.


How do I avoid high brows?


An unskilled practitioner can easily give you eyebrows that make you look confused 24/7. If the neurotoxin is injected wrong you will be given very high brows. Another side effect of high brows is it can cause wrinkles under the lateral eyebrow.


This mistake can be fixed easily with a few strategically placed injections to relax the muscles.


If you are interested in GOOD BOTOX, our founder Bita Z Farrell, M.D. is happy to answer your questions. Between her medical background, her artistic eye, and her holistic approach she will create results that are natural and refreshed. Simply contact us through our website today and we will get back to you!