Can I use Botox to lift cheeks?
I have good volume in my cheeks, but I have hollows under my eyes and my cheeks are a bit saggy. Is it possible to just "lift" the cheeks rather than "fill" them?
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Replied on 3/19/2011
By: Rejuve | John Tang, M.D.
No I don't think that's possible. However, you can fill these areas without making them look "overfilled" and this will lift up the whole cheeks. The injection technique is what makes this possible.
Replied on 3/17/2011
Replied on 3/17/2011
By: Celibre Medical Corporation | Laser Dermatology & Injections
No. Botox cannot provide lift to the cheeks. Based on what you are
describing, we would probably recommend Restylane for the hollows under
the eyes and Radiesse to fill or lift at the cheekbones. Botox will not
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