Will Temporal Reduction By Botox Work For The Round Side Of My Head?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I recently found you while searching for temporal reduction, And hoped you can answer my query. I have brachycephaly which I had surgery for to fix the flat spots on the back of my head, however the side of my head is round, I was wondering if temporal reduction by Botox can change the shape of it and make it flatter and reduce the size simultaneously. I understand with brachycephaly The skull bone plays a part, but I was wondering if Botox can give me a less convex shape when viewed from straight on. The width of my head does not bother me as much as I’m a pretty tall and big guy but the round shape does. If Botox can achieve a significant result, I would like to set up a treatment plan with you.

A: The wide back of the head or the temporal-parietal region is the location of the posterior temporal line were the temporalis muscle is the very thinnest. I would doubt that Botox or even surgical removal would make much, if any, difference in this part of the head. There is however one way to know for sure…do it and see what happens. Since it is a non-surgical procedure you can easily find out.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana