As an intermediate Botox-er (I’ve had it done only a small handful of times), I went into my last appointment without hesitation. I’ve done it before, what would I have to be afraid of? A few days after the treatment, I had a creeping feeling that I didn’t quite look like myself anymore. Not in the my-lines-are-gone-and-my-forehead-is-poreless type of way; my brow felt heavy and I could tell that my eyes didn’t look as open as they usually do.
Then it hit me: I had become a casualty of Botox gone awry. The results have now worn off, but ever since, I’ve been curious about what went wrong. I decided to chat with FACILE dermatology + boutique Co-Founder Nancy Samolitis, MD, FAAD, all about what a bad botox treatment looks like, why it happens, and what you can do to help if you, like me, find yourself unhappy with results. And now I’m pretty sure that I napped a little too soon after treatment…learn from my mistakes!