What is the time needed for the Botox to wear off from the lower face? Can massaging and chewing gum wear off the effect faster?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A Q. shutterstock_80557357 I had Botox done to my lower face resulting in asymmetrical smile, My doctor suggested to inject the DAO at the opposite side to reduce the asymmetry, but I didn’t agree because of the funny feeling on the side that I cannot move. A. ​Botox is an injectible muscle relaxer. It has an average duration of 3 months but tends to last shorter in muscles of “protection” such as the orbicularis muscle around the eyes and last longer on muscles of “expression” such as the scowl muscles of the glabella. It also last longer with nerve injury or illnesses such as myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis. ​In my experience, when Botox or Dysport migrates onto an unwanted muscle, visualization, TENS stimulation and active trial activity of the paralyzed muscle with stabilization of its opposite muscle or surrounding muscle exercises hastens return of function. ​ ​Massage, I find is not helpful. ​ ​So, yes, chewing gum may help along with the above activities. ​ ​Return to your injector or consult with a Board Certified well  versed Plastic Surgeon, ENT Facial Surgeon who may help you through this. ​ ​I hope this was helpful! All the best!
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