Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Botox
Q. I got botox 5 days ago in my 11’s and 4 units in my forehead. But I think because I didn’t get any injections above the middle of my eyebrows and out, I’m getting a very odd raised arch look. How soon after my first round of botox (5 days ago) can I go back to fix these spock brows??
A. The “Spock” or peaked brows seen commonly are due to an imbalance between the weakening of the orbicularis oculi (round) muscle around the eye / lateral aspect of the corrugator muscle and the frontalis (brow lifting) muscle of the lateral forehead following Botox injection.
I ask my patients to return during the 2nd to 3rd week following injection (as this is the optimal threshold of Botox function) should this imbalance occur as it is easily corrected at that time. Should it be anticipated at the time of initial injection and injected for, it could weaken the eyebrow to droop and it is most difficult to correct until the Botox has “worn off”. It is possible during this 2 week waiting period that the peaked eyebrow will auto-correct as the frontalis muscles pulling the peak catch up in their relaxation.
I hope this is helpful. All the best!
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