The Other Side of Miami Botox: Mistakes and Solutions
- 05 May 2016
Miami Botox is one of the most popular and affordable treatments for getting rid of wrinkles. It involves the injection of a toxin known as Botulinum toxin, which has the ability to block nerve impulses and keep the muscles in your face from contracting and producing fine lines and wrinkles.
If done correctly, Botox is one of the safest wrinkle-reducing treatments.
However, not all people experience positive results with Botox. Some people get side effects, such as bruising, swelling, headache, and flu-like symptoms. Most of these side effects are normal and can be minimized.
But other patients have a more difficult experience because of botched Botox jobs done by inexperienced Botox providers. These errors in treatment can result in deep unsatisfaction with Botox results and an altered physical appearance--the kind of change that patients do not like.
In this article, we will explore the common mistakes that unskilled Miami Botox providers often make, as well as the different ways that these can be fixed with the help of a licensed and experienced board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
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They say that you will know when a person has had Botox treatments when her facial expression does not change at all. But that is only true if you have been overtreated with Botox, so that nothing on your face moves except your mouth.
While some cosmetic surgeons and patients actually go for this unnatural, expressionless, and paralyzed look, this “frozen face” often happens due to inappropriate administration of Botox injections. Keep in mind that the goal of Botox is to get rid of wrinkles, not to eliminate your ability to make facial expressions. That is why it important to have a skilled and experienced physician to maintain these facial expressions and not immobilize the entire face.
Most of the time, overtreatment of Botox is temporary. The effects will go away once the Botox wears off from a few weeks to a few months. But just to prevent this occurrence, make sure that you inform your cosmetic surgeon about the results that you want to achieve.
Undertreatment is in the other end of the spectrum. This time, instead of not having wrinkles at all, the effects of the Botox injection have worn off too fast. Some even claim that the injections did not work in the first place.
This usually happens when you get a watered down version of Botox from a cosmetic surgeon without a proven track record. It can also occur if you did not get enough Botox units for your anatomy. There are also people who are more resistant to Botox, so standard dosages do not work for them.
To make sure that you do not get undertreated, find a board-certified and skilled cosmetic surgeon to do your Miami Botox injections. You should also make sure that you have Botox consultations that will allow you to know if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Discuss with your qualified physician the results that you want to achieve in order to get the best Botox results and appearance.
Drooping eyelids and eyebrows
These two are the most common complaints of Botox patients, often resulting from improper Botox application. When Botox is injected into your forehead, it freezes and relaxes the muscle that is used to lift your eyebrows. Hence, it can make your forehead feel heavy, especially if you have a habit of lifting up your eyebrows. This can also make your eyebrows and eyelids droop and feel lower because they are both being pushed down. Such a thing is more pronounced for people with hooded eyelids and excess skin above the eyes.
Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for this kind of eyelid and eyebrow drooping. You need to wait for Botox to wear off in order for this feeling to go away. To prevent this, make sure that your chosen cosmetic surgeon has ample experience in injecting Botox around the eyes and on the forehead. You may also ask your physician to be more conservative with the treatment.
Botox can sometimes give asymmetrical results due to poor Botox placement. Some people get a lopsided smile while others get Spock eyebrows--a condition where one eyebrow ends up higher than the other. While poor technique is often the culprit, these asymmetrical features may also result from having different facial anatomies that react to Botox injections differently.
To fix this mistake, surgeons usually inject more Botox on the other side of the face. If this does not work, patients just wait for the effects of Miami Botox to wear off. Once again, it is important to find a highly skilled surgeon to avoid this simple Botox mistake, especially if you are getting injections in the lower facial region.
True eyelid ptosis happens when the muscles that control your eyelids are accidentally injected with Botox, which causes your lids to droop since Botox freezes muscle contraction. It can also happen when the Botulinum toxin spreads to the eyelid muscles after being injected somewhere else. This is usually a novice Botox injector’s mistake.
If this is the cause of the drooping of your eyelids, your doctor will probably prescribe you with eyedrops that alleviate eyelid ptosis. Examples of these are iopidine 0.5% and apracionidine 0.5%. However, you need to wait for Botox to wear off first before your eyelid function returns to normal.
Another solution is to use a less diluted Botox solution so that it does not spread to other parts of the face once injected into the skin and vein. Since it is often a novice mistake, having an experienced cosmetic surgeon lesses the chance for this complication to occur.
Keep in mind that you can always inject more Miami Botox as needed to correct these mistakes, but you cannot remove it once it is overdone. That being said, you need to get a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon in Miami to do the job for you. Make sure that you research your candidates and base your decision on expertise and track record, not cheapness. Do not hesitate to connect with us and schedule a free consultation so that we can answer all your questions about Botox.