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eyebrow droop after botox. Please help
I'm 32 years old. Think I had 25 units of botox injections in 11s and forehead. I have lateral movement in only one side of my forehead so that eyebrow lifts at the side. I have barely any movement at all in the other and that is the side that is dropping the worst. The eyebrow is dropping over the eyelid maybe around 3mm and there is excess skin. It looks terrible. I'm now nearly 11 days in to treatment. Please tell me if this is likely to get worse or do you think the botox is at its peak now? Please please also tell me if there is anything I can do or will I have to wait 3-6 months until it wears off. Will it definitely wear off and will I gradually get the movement back in my eyebrows? As the movement returns will the drop improve? Is it the case that the too much has been put in one side or in wrong place which has caused insufficient movement to that eyebrow and worse droop? Will further injections help or just make it worse? I'm scared to get anymore. I know I probably sound hysterical but it was first time I had botox. Im panicing and feel like my face looks terrible. Please help me.

Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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Don't panic!  December 3, 2012 10:37 AM

1. You are correct - this is the time when Botox is strongest. The issues you see are unlikely to get worse. The problem is very temporary and is unlikely to last more than 2 months. Once the Botox starts to weaken, you will get full movement back and your eyebrow will return to normal position.
2. This is fixable. If you go to an experienced injector, he or she can lift that eyebrow a bit by injecting a few units underneath it. This will lift the eyebrow.

Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  December 3, 2012 12:57 PM

If you had the crows feet injected with botox, then you have two options. One, wait it out and two drop the other side for symmetry. Next time make sure it's a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist doing your botox.
It won't get worse though.
Good luck from NYC.

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Miami, FL
United States
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  December 4, 2012 4:59 AM

The BOTOX will be metabolized by 3 months from injection date.



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