Dr. Balogun answers the question of what constitutes too much Botox…….
Botox (and Xeomin) is a great way to reduce facial wrinkle due to expressions and help people look younger. Neuromodulators, Botox and Xeomin, are best given in a dose that softens expression lines while retaining some degree of facial expression for a natural result.
I have had patients come in for treatment who mentioned that their previous experience with a neuromodulator was over the top and left them frozen or “spocked”, making them look unnatural or with a droopy brow that interferes with eye makeup application and in some cases, vision.
During my consultation, I remind patients to think of their children or nieces and nephews and recall their facial expressions. My goal for post treatment results is a youthful, refreshed appearance that maintains facial balance and harmony.
There is no one-size fits all treatment formula for botulinum toxin injections. Correct neuromodulator dosing is patient-dependent, and requires a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, individual patient muscle bulk, facial symmetry and how each patients muscles act upon their facial skin.