What to Do If You Got Bad Botox or Fillers

What to Do If You Got Bad Botox or Fillers

There’s nothing worse than getting a poorly administered cosmetic procedure meant to make you look and feel great that makes you feel worse about your appearance. Getting badly done injectable Botox® or filler treatments can cause your face to look frozen, facial asymmetry, and even medical issues with droopy eyelids.

Injectable treatments are temporary, but in the meantime, you’re undoubtedly looking for a solution and information about how to prevent future problems with Botox and fillers. Joseph Fodero, MD, PA, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, explains your options if you’re dissatisfied with your injectable treatment results.

What causes bad Botox and fillers?

Usually, poorly done Botox and fillers occur when you go to an unqualified or inexperienced practitioner. Injectable treatments require your clinician to be precise; placing the injections in the right area and proper training makes mistakes less likely.

Another cause of bad injectable treatments is a lack of provider-client communication or unrealistic expectations. Your practitioner not understanding the type of result you’d like or not clearly explaining what outcomes you can realistically expect can lead to disappointment.

What to do after bad Botox or fillers treatment

Fortunately, Botox and fillers are temporary treatments, meaning disappointing results go away independently with time. Botox treatments need to be redone after 3-6 months, while most fillers take between 12-18 months to dissolve.

If you’d prefer to take action sooner, Dr. Fodero offers some options for correcting filler and Botox results. Here are some of your options.

Correcting bad fillers

If your fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, such as the Restylane® products we use at Northeastern Plastic Surgery, our team can dissolve your fillers using a product called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase dissolves hyaluronic acid, making it possible to carefully correct bad results or eliminate your fillers completely.

It’s also possible to correct some unsatisfactory filler results by carefully injecting additional filler without dissolving any of your current fillers. Certain patients might also benefit from corticosteroid injections or getting fillers surgically removed.

Correcting bad Botox

If your Botox is causing your eyelid to droop, Dr. Fodero can prescribe eyedrops that tighten the muscle and help reverse the effects. He can also instruct you on safely massaging your eyelid to help correct the issue.

If your Botox appears asymmetrical or was injected improperly, our team can inject more Botox strategically to give you a more balanced appearance.

Preventing problems with future treatments

Once you’ve corrected a badly done injectable treatment, you can prevent problems with the procedure in the future by carefully choosing your provider. Dr. Fodero and his team are trained, experienced, and skilled providers who promise accurate results that enhance your natural beauty and make you appear younger.

Before you get Botox or fillers, your clinician consults with you and thoroughly discusses your expectations and what results you can get from injectables. Our team is realistic about results and always ensures they recommend the best treatment available for your desired outcomes.

If you got a Botox or filler treatment and can’t stand the way it looks, you don’t have to wait for the injectable to wear off to feel good about your appearance. To discuss your options, contact us today to make an appointment.

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