What To Do If Your Botox Is Botched


Dermal fillers, the go-to solution for rejuvenating one’s appearance without going under the knife, have gained immense popularity. However, even minimally invasive procedures can sometimes lead to unexpected outcomes, leaving patients feeling less than satisfied.

The success of your filler procedure depends on several factors, including the skill of your cosmetic physician, the type of filler used, and your body’s response. So, what qualifies as a ‘botched job’ in the world of dermal fillers?

In essence, a ‘botched job’ encompasses any procedure that results in an imperfect outcome, unwanted side effects, or long-term complications. Common issues include visibly overfilled or uneven areas, skin irregularities, filler migration, infections, allergic reactions, vascular problems, and excessive bruising or swelling.

Now, let’s tackle the big question: How do you fix a botched job? Dr. Chahal spoke to Body + Soul and advises that the best approach depends on the severity of the case and the patient’s preferences. Some complications may naturally improve over time as the filler breaks down, while others require corrective procedures. Skilled practitioners can often dissolve or adjust overfilled or uneven filler using appropriate techniques.

In more serious cases, medical intervention may be necessary, such as hyaluronidase or steroid injections. However, the right course of action should be determined after consulting a qualified cosmetic physician.

Before diving into dermal fillers, it’s crucial to consider a few key steps. Dr. Chahal recommends scheduling a consultation with a reputable cosmetic physician to discuss your concerns and explore non-surgical alternatives. While cosmetic procedures have advanced significantly, it’s essential to make thoughtful decisions, as corrections can sometimes be more challenging than the original treatment. So, think before you fill, and consult with an expert to ensure your desired results align with your expectations.