Have you ever met someone and wondered if there was something off with the way their face looked? Perhaps a little too much Botox®? Unusually tight-looking facial expressions or a stiff-looking forehead? An asymmetry in their face that you don’t recall having seen before? Any of these could be signs of Botox® gone wrong.
Let’s review some real-life examples of Botox® gone bad – and how you can ensure “too much Botox®” is not in your cards.
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If, for example, your crow’s feet have been reduced more on one side than the other side, you’ll have an uneven appearance.
Only a qualified injector knows that Botox is an effective anti aging solution but also knows that too much of it can take away your natural facial expressions. Moreover, when it comes to Botox®, there is no such thing as “one size fits all”.
Too much forehead Botox® can lead to an overarched brow, ala Captain Spock from Star Trek, just one degree shy of a frozen forehead. In this case, inappropriate placement of Botulinum toxin has caused the eyebrow’s tail to look pulled.
Choose your doctor carefully because Botox® injections boil down to understanding facial anatomy to prevent Spock eyebrows from happening.
The most common scenarios that lead to too much Botox® are commonly related to an inexperienced provider.
Getting Botox® injections from a provider who has been fully trained and has gained significant familiarity with how this drug works through ample clinical practice is crucial. Botox® works by relaxing muscle contractions. When the muscle is too relaxed, the following may occur:
What are the signs that your Botox® treatment has not gone as planned? Unusual results such as facial asymmetry (one side doesn’t match the other), overarching eyebrows, drooping eyelids, or inability to move the forehead are clear signs of Botox® gone wrong.
When it comes to Botox®, less is more. When injected in small doses by a skilled practitioner, you will achieve a subtle and natural look that doesn’t prevent your face from moving.
A good Botox® treatment lets you appear more rested, with more defined brows, more open eyes, and skin that takes on a smoother and more youthful appearance.