Lukas Gage Had a Botched Botox Remedy Whereas Filming “You”

Lukas Gage’s first Botox expertise did not fairly go as anticipated. Throughout a “Jimmy Kimmel Dwell” look on March 16, the actor recalled how the cosmetic procedure went awry whereas he was filming season four of “You” in London, leading to a drooping eyelid.

Gage prefaced the story by sharing what led him to get the injection within the first place. “As an actor, you might be put in lots of make-up. I am speaking kilos of make-up,” he started. “You must get facials. Guys want facials too — let’s normalize that.” Throughout one appointment, the facialist identified how his eyebrows seemed to be at uneven heights on his face, and he took her phrase for it. “I used to be simply obsessive about that eyebrow ever since she stated it,” he admitted.

Two days later, Gage returned to the identical facialist to repair the unevenness with one unit of Botox, which landed him with a sagging eyelid. “That is one thing known as ptosis. Two % of people that get Botox expertise this,” Gage stated as Kimmel confirmed a selfie of the actor with one eye half-closed. Seeing as he was on set filming “You” on the time and the situation lasted six complete weeks, the administrators had a easy answer: his character, Adam Pratt, wore sun shades for a number of scenes.

“This was a tough and quick lesson discovered that Botox is just not for me.”

Dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD, FAAD, beforehand gave POPSUGAR the full scoop on ptosis, explaining that it occurs to about 5 % of people that obtain Botox — nonetheless a really slim margin in comparison with Gage’s estimate. “Eyelid drooping, or ptosis, can occur when the doctor performing the remedy is much less skilled or the Botox is injected within the incorrect space, which may result in muscle weak spot and droop,” she says. Remedy choices embrace prescribed eye drops or getting extra Botox to counteract the relaxed muscle mass.

It is protected to say Gage will not be revisiting that facialist . . . or getting Botox once more anytime quickly. “I believe it is a lesson for everybody on the market: nobody’s face is symmetrical,” he stated. “This was a tough and quick lesson discovered that Botox is just not for me.”

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