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Is it common to get Spock eyebrows with anti-wrinkle injections?

Is it common to get Spock eyebrows with Botox every single time you get it done? How common is this?

Whenever I go to my go-to person, I always end up with wacky “angry” eyebrows, and it requires 3 visits to fix it. Every time! Do I need a new anti-wrinkle injector? I’ve been going to her for 2 years almost. This has just been an ordeal for me, and I don’t know if this is NORMAL…

Getting a “Dr Spock” eyebrow, or an overly raised or arched eyebrow, is not an uncommon occurrence following anti-wrinkle injections to the forehead. It happens when the injections are not placed laterally enough. The muscle in the middle of the forehead has been weakened and is unable to raise the eyebrows upwards, but the muscle at the edge of the eyebrows is still fully active and pulls the edges of the eyebrows upwards. To correct this you need a small number of units at the edge of the of the forehead muscles. It sometimes happens that after the first injections that a “correction” is needed. However, for this to happen every single time is unusual! I would advise that you discuss this with your injector, or perhaps find someone with more experience.