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My doctor has recommended Botox in the dao muscle to help lift my marionette area. I've been having Perlane for both marionettes and n/l's, which works reasonably well, but I have a rather unsightly wrinkle on the right side of my chin that returns after about 12 weeks post Perlane, that has formed from a lifetime of having a very stong dao muscle/
My doctor feels that having the Botox, in addition to the Perlane, will help keep this wrinkle at bay. She has it herself and likes the effect is has for her.
Do you think she is right? If so,
1) What are the chances that surrounding muscles could be effected after the injection that could result in a drooping mouth? Have you heard of this happening?
2) And, if that were to happen, how long do you think the droop would last?
3) How many units should be used for this procedure?
And lastly, are there any other potential complications that I should be aware of before I proceed?
botox in the dao works really well.
i use a total of 8 units (4 on each side) in 2 injections per side.
i have not had any issues with mouth droop and i don't think you'll have a problem as long as only 8 units are used.
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