Can I Reverse Botox to the Masseter Muscles Since My Face Dropped Afterwards?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi received 22units of botox in each side of my masseters and 0.7 ml in total of voluma in my upper cheeks on the 20th of April. I now see the slimming of my masseters and it looks terrible because I have a weak chin and already had prejowling. Now my face looks like a blob with no definition. I don’t look like myself now and the jowling is worse. What can I do to return to my previous look? I was trying to fix the signs of aging with the dermatologists suggestions but it’s made me look plain and older. How soon will my jaw return if ever and will chewing gum all day stop the atrophy? Can you offer any advice? Thank you, Lisa Boxell

First pic is last summer

This is last summer and a few weeks before I got the cheek filler and masseter botox. You can see face dropped

This is about 3 weeks after masseter botox and cheek filler. I lost how my face used to be. My eyes look smaller and when I smile that’s smaller too. Can I reverse all this?

A: Botox to the masseters will wear off in 2 to 3 months so I would let that natural process occur. (you can’t reverse it anyway by an ‘antidote’)

Fillers to the cheeks is a different story as that will last much longer (up to a year) so using hyaluronidase to dissolve it would be the more timely reversal method.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon