Does Botox Look Weird at First? An Expert's Perspective

It takes 3 to 7 days for Botox to fully take effect and show the results of the treatment. During this time, the results may appear a little uneven, as Botox can work at different rates. After 10 to 14 days, the full effect of Botox will be visible and any muscle irregularities should be gone. To ensure you are receiving a safe and effective treatment, check if your provider is listed on the Allergan website of official Botox providers.

When I told my friends and family that I was getting Botox, most were supportive, but some were concerned that it would “ruin my face”. Immediately after the injections, a slight residual itch may be felt. Since the FDA approved Botox in the 1980s, people have been using injectables to slow down the aging process from an aesthetic point of view. A common result of “bad Botox” is “Spock's brow”, where the tail of the eyebrow is abnormally high and pointed and the medial brow is abnormally low.

Continuous use of Botox will train your muscles not to make expressions that form wrinkles so aggressively. Generally, you will start to see a slight difference in the treated areas within the first week after treatment. Stacie explained that it is beneficial for people between 20 and 30 years old, as regular Botox injections can reduce the formation of deeper lines and wrinkles. Bomer points out that if the lateral eyebrow rises when lifting it naturally before applying Botox Cosmetic, and if there are no injections in the forehead above the lateral eyebrow, this will result in “Spock's eyebrow”.

Some people said I was “too young for Botox”, but since I am turning 30 soon, I am at an appropriate age to start. This isn't common, but Wexler says that patients who start Botox treatment too early may be at risk of suffering this side effect. If you decide not to continue with treatments, muscles that remain unused while Botox is active can slow down the aging process; it reduces movement when injected and delays the formation of wrinkles, according to Farber. The results of Botox depend on many factors, but mainly on the injector's ability to select the best way to position it with respect to their facial dynamics and individual objectives.

Botox doesn't work right away, but on the third day I started to notice that my upper lip was fuller and on the fourth day my eyebrows weren't moving and the lines on my forehead had disappeared.

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