One of the common requests we receive from our patients is for corrective non-surgical or cosmetic procedures to either revise or correct a previous provider’s work. The reasons for an unsatisfactory initial result vary but typically it is because the previous provider was either unqualified to perform the procedure, or the treatment lacked significant impact necessitating a repeat procedure. Also, some treatments–such as Botox® or Dysport® for example–will naturally wear off over time so repeated treatments are necessary to achieve the same effect.
The following non-surgical corrective or revision procedures can either be performed on their own, or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation treatments:
- Botox® or Dysport® Revision and Correction: the results of a single treatment typically last 4-6 months, so if your previous treatment has faded this is normal. Both solutions are cumulative in their effects so, ideally, you would return for treatment before the full effect of the treatment has waned so that effects may last longer.
- Dermal Fillers Revision and Correction: Most dermal fillers last between 6-12 months depending on the treatment area. Fillers placed in the lips tend to last an average of 6 months or so, while filler placed in the hands, the under-eye area, or temple region may last up to a year or more. If you’re suffering from a botched dermal filler treatment, many fillers can be dissolved and placed in a more appropriate location. Depending on the type of filler, you may not need to wait until the effects of the previous treatment have faded.
- Kybella Treatment Revision and Correction: One of the biggest benefits of using Kybella® to reduce chin fat is that it is an incremental approach to submental fat reduction. A botched Kybella treatment is therefore uncommon and easily remedied in most cases. Typically, it is caused by an unqualified and unskilled provider who may have placed the injections incorrectly resulting in an imbalanced profile.
- Microneedling Revision: A previous microneedling treatment may not have produced a significant enough result, or you may need to include a supplemental topical treatment to accelerate the skin’s rejuvenation process. In any case, another treatment—or a series of treatments—may be necessary.
Sometimes we encounter patients with seriously botched non-surgical procedures. If this is the case, the best thing to do is to seek help immediately. The good news is that most of the time we can take corrective action right away and relieve any anxiety or stress you may be feeling. In cases of botched dermal fillers, for example, we can reverse the treatment immediately.
If you’re suffering from a botched Botox® or Dysport® treatment resulting in asymmetries or imbalances of facial features such as a ‘crooked’ smile, uneven brows, or drooping eyelids, we can help to balance out your features to create a more aesthetically pleasing result.
Occasionally, with some botched treatments, it may take some weeks or months for the initial treatment to wear off so there may be a waiting period before we can perform the corrective procedure. Fortunately, these instances are rare.
Jennifer Fick, MSN, FNP-C, CANS is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist who will perform you corrective or revision procedure.