Botox can replenish your natural skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging. At the end of the treatment, you’ll be left with youthful-looking skin.


Unfortunately, sometimes these treatments do not come out as expected, and you’re left with the dreaded “botched Botox” face. It can be a terrible experience. 


So what do you do? 


In this blog, we’re going to discuss the signs of a botched Botox job and what you can do to fix it. 


The Signs of a Botched Botox Job 


There are many clear-cut signs that the Botox treatment has turned sour. While redness, bruising and itchiness around the treatment area are completely normal (it’s part of the recovery process), you’ll notice if you have major problems: 


The Frozen Face Look 

If you have a robotic-looking face that doesn’t express any emotion or feels and looks plastic, chances are that you have the “frozen face” look. This occurs when the practitioner has over-injected you with Botox. 


Drooping Eyelids or Eyebrows

Drooping is, unfortunately, a side effect of incorrectly injecting the Botox into the muscle, causing it to relax way too much and descend. You’ll end up with a heavy-feeling forehead as your eyes and skin begin to sag. 


Lop-Sided Facial Features

If you notice that part of your face is too perfect and the other is too uneven, you could be experiencing a case of a lop-sided face. Some examples include an uneven smile, eyebrows, and forehead. This occurs when too much Botox has been placed on one side of your face and is not evenly distributed. 


The Mr. Spock Style

If your eyebrows are permanently raised, much like you have a surprised look on your face, you might be experiencing the Mr. Spock face. The famous character from Star Trek always has his eyebrows raised, and while great in the world of TV show space travel, it’s not something you want for everyday life. 



How to Fix Botched Botox


So, you’re going through a botched botox experience in Calgary. What’s the best course of action for you to take? It all depends on your situation and your desired look. There are two ways you can alleviate the effects: 


  • Allowing time to pass for the Botox to settle. Botox can take its time to start working, so sometimes, you just have to wait it out. It’s not the best thing to read, but in some cases, it’s the best thing to do. 
  • Add more Botox if needed. In the case of drooping or sagging facial features, sometimes more Botox can re-balance the treatment area. You might have to wait for the Botox to subside before proceeding with more injections. 


While these are valuable ways to help combat a botched Botox job, prevention is the best course of action you can take. 


(Wondering how to fix botched lips? Read our guide here!) 


Visiting a Trusted Medi Spa Expert 


To not get a botched Botox job, just prevent it from happening in the first place. 


Make sure you visit a licenced, professional and certified medi spa injector (like yours truly!) who has the experience, qualifications and knowledge to carry out an in-depth consultation and assessment prior to your treatment. This ensures that the best course of treatment is taken while meeting your needs and expectations. 


We can ensure you get the beautiful result you want with our service and care. 


At Juvea Aesthetics, we are redefining your natural beauty. At our medi spas in Calgary and Edmonton, we are focused and committed to highlighting your best features without compromising the integrity of your unique beauty. We believe in enhancing your natural look with premium medical aesthetics in Calgary, including Botox, dermal fillers, lip injections and belkyra. We also offer vitamin drips and therapy, mesotherapy and skincare consultations. Schedule your appointment at our Calgary medi spa by calling 403-975-7523.