It’s undeniable that Botox is one of the most well-known and in-demand cosmetic treatments.
In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeon reports that a whopping seven million Botox treatments were performed last year.
While its popularity continues to rise and more and more patients consider it as a regular part of self-care, not everyone loves their Botox results right away. So, what should you do if get Botox, and you hate it?
Keep reading to learn how to limit your chances of Botox complications in the first place as well as ways that Botox can be modified to achieve desired effects.
What Does Botox Do?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A and is a cosmetic injectable that can temporarily smooth forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. It works by blocking nerve signals and deactivating specific muscles for a relaxation of wrinkles.
That being said, the blocked receptors must be regenerated by the body in order to once again allow muscle contraction.
Can Botox Asymmetry Be Corrected?
According to many aesthetic experts, when patients are unhappy with Botox results, it’s often do to under-correction rather than a frozen face.
This is good news because any asymmetry or awkward facial movements can easily be remedied by injecting a small amount of Botox in the area that hasn’t be adequately covered.
For instance, if the forehead is totally smooth, but the patient notes an unnatural expression from too much mobility in eyebrows, a few touch-up injections can even things out for a more pleasing outcome.
If You Get Botox and Hate It, Can the Effects Be Reversed?
Unlike a hyaluronic acid filler, Botox cannot be removed or dissolved. If the issues cannot be addressed with small amounts of added product or are due to overcorrection, the only option is to wait until effects gradually wear off.
This should occur within three-to-four months, and movement will slowly return to the treated area.
Because of the inability to reverse Botox, it’s essential that patients only receive injections from a highly skilled and experienced provider.
While a non-invasive treatment, Botox requires a great deal of artistry and precision to create subtle improvement in trouble spots and avoid injecting areas that do not need correction.