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I had botox around my eyes 3 weeks ago. My lips are now lopsided and I have a crooked smile. Is there facial massage I could do to correct this?
My son is getting married in a week so I would like to have results by then. The earliest I could see a Dr. is Mon. and that is out of the area. The doctor who did the botox is not comfortable trying to correct it.
Very very unusual for Botox injections "around your eyes" to effect the mouth muscles. But if it has happened than either there was TOO much injected or the injector missed your eye area. But it will wear off over the next 3 to 6 months. Sorry for your issues. Best to chose a better injector next time.
Unfortunately, when an injector places Botox too deeply to soften the wrinkles known as the 'crows feet' around the eyes, the smile muscles can be affected. These muscles (zygomaticus and risorius muscles) attach to your cheek bone very high up, near where the eyelid meets the cheek, right where Botox can potentially be injected.
I believe this is what happened to you, and unfortunately, it can not be fixed. It will fix itself in time however, usually one to three months. Although this is an unusual complication, it does happen.
Although you will not be able to fix your smile in time for your son's wedding, you will be fine in the near future.
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