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Did you get droopy eyes after Botox?

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  • 4 years ago

Can anyone who had droopy eyes or eyelids after getting Botox injections comments on how long it lasted? Would you do Botox again? Thank you!

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Bad bad experience 5 days ago.my 3rd botox in 3 years - and all was fine in the past . But today my right eye is drooping badly and I have horrible head and neck pain. The practitioner was the same one. I now look At least 10 years older than before it was done 5 days ago. SO depressed. Hadn't realised how common this is.
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I don't know the difference between droopy eyelid and swelling of the eyelid but that happened to me. It's normal size in the morning and flares up in the evening. I also have puffy eyes but mild. I only had 10units in my forehead. Also suffered with severe headaches, eye pain and light-headedness for 2 weeks. Eye is still swollen
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Slocket,,,30 units thats alot,i get 8 units forehead 4 dots with 2 units each.
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Hello again Slocket. I have been back to my Dentist and asked her about your problem. Apparently I have been a little optimistic with the 6 months. Because I am a man, I need more Botox so the Ptosis can endure (like mine did) but if you have not had more than a unit put in, you will see a significant improvement after a couple of months. This can be improved with idopine (not sure about spelling) eye drops. Also it happens to every practitioner once or twice in their career. Did you get a plan of the face with little crosses on it where the product has gone in? I get these and my dentist lets me look at them. If I were to go somewhere else, I would take the plans with me as they work for my face. The Ptosis is for the duration of the botox but you will see a weakening of the visual effect and an improvement after a couple of weeks / few months. It may get worse before it gets better. Mine kics in fully at about the 10 day mark. Please try not to feel down and depressed. People really are not that aware of things like this as much as you think they are. Be confident and be strong. x
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Another update, and thank you for sharing. Very good luck for me the bad side effects and droopy eye went away at about 2 weeks now. I feel much better. My skin feels normal now. I did use Vizine eye drops which counter acts botox. My wrinkles are gone off my forehead still. I think it was just too much botox for my very first time; but now I am alright.
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Hi slocket so sorry to hear of your experience,I originally posted in November,I originally had botox 3years ago and ended up with left droopy eyelid,horrendous experience,my self esteem was rock bottom,went back to the same clinic this year to see different doctor,assured me should would be very careful,low dosage new my concerns,had it done for my daughter wedding,3 weeks before wedding date,all good for two weeks,then woke up and lid was down,you can imagine how I felt,absolutely gutted,drops didn't work for me,and had a beautiful outfit,hat etc but couldn't even look people on the face,2 months down the line and lid is back up prob started to get better round about 5 wks after,stip looks heavy when tired,even though I loved how it looked in my frown lines,the droopy eyelid was just too traumatic,tried to put on brave face,but felt stupid and so sad that for the sake of vanity and trying to look good I ruined won of the best days of our lives,van see it in the photos,nobody noticed my frown lines but lots of people noticed the droopy eyelid,I hope for you you will see a difference in wks and not months,so understand how you feel,best wishes
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Ok update, I wish people would post updates. I am using Vizine eye drops to help with the droop eye lids. Really they should not use so much Botox for first time patient. I have a heavy feeling in my face and had panic attacks. It is getting better, the Vizine has a chemical in it to counter act botox and it helps somewhat. I have blurry vision but it is getting better, seems to be getting noi worse after 10 days out from initial treatment. What happen is the stuff migrates from the injection site if your are healthy and active with a good blood supply like I am , it affected my eyes vision and gets into your cranial nerves and brain. I feel like a drank alcohol or something. OMG NEVER do botox you cannot trust who you get it from and it can really mess you up. Sorry for my typing hard to type. I hope it wears off soon. NOT worth it. The Botox took affect immediately 30 units to forehead at days 2 maximum at day 4 thought I was going to die, now at day 10 it seems to be stabilized and no worst than it was at day 4 or day 5 .I hope this living night mare ends soon. thank God it is not getting any worst, I can see which is good some blurriness. Viszine eye drops do help for sure. So I will post on my progress.
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I do want to add I think they used too much botox for the first time at 30 units. I think they should use caution and only use 15 maximum for a new patient to see how it affects them. I can say it absolutely took away all my fore head wrinkles age 48 but I am scared. I think it may have just been the injecters using too much and not enough experience. I do hope for the best. I will post back as this goes on. i am trying to be fair about it.
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I agree. I started out with 14 and I was fine. I got a touch up too soon, however (I believe) two months post, and I think that's what caused my problem similar to yours. I'm on day ten. Ugh. I'm going to my doctor today for follow up and as per your suggestion (and others online) I'm getting some visine. How are the other drops working and how is your progress? I know it's just a few days, but I hope it's getting better. It sounds like you had your procedure just about a week before mine, so we're in similar zones of healing. I will report back with my progress too. Thanks for sharing your story.
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Oh, and the above was a reply to Slocket. Sorry for not notating that.
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The droopy eye and heavy stoned feeling did go away all of sudden at 2 weeks mark and I am fine now. I did use Vizine eye drops and it did work. It hit me hard, but left just as fast. Good thing is the wrinkles are still gone. Thanks for listening.
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Slocket: Oh, good. Thank goodness that went away for you. I don't have a droopy eye, I have droopy lids. I just saw my doctor yesterday and he admitted he made the mistake. Too much botox in my frontalis. He said it should be back to normal in a couple of weeks. I don't know if I believe him. I want to believe him.... Right now I have a heavy brow, my eyes sink back in my head and I have extra folds and thicker eyelids (drooping). I'll seek out Visine. Thank you for your update. I hope this improves a lot sooner. It's really making me sad.
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Visine will work since i has a chemical adrogenic something that stops Botox from working and it did work in/on the eye/ball area. You can also rub it in real hard over the skin area that is drooping too much even using a "needle" to penetrate the skin. it worked for me quite quickly doing it about three times a day after a few days. tell me how it works for you.
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Oh yes it was about 2 weeks for me too.
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Slocket: My god! You are making me feel so much better. I'm starting the visine. I've been crying so much that I'm afraid it will dry my eyes but I don't care. I'll just drink lots and lots of water. The tip for rubbing it on the skin area is interesting. The needle sounds a bit scary -- this must have been some kind of tiny pin-prick? I've heard of rubbing preparation H on eye bags (models do it) but not visine. Thanks again for your update and it's making me hopeful. I'm so glad you're feeling better!
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Hi just got botox two weeks ago, on day 4 my eye lids got puffy and look like I had been in a fight. Please share how long it took for you to get better
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I am suffering the same problem. Seven days post Botox of my 11 lines and forehead. For some reason, he thought I needed a touch up a mere two and half months later from the first session (which was just FINE, I looked great). He was conservative the first time. I don't think he even used 14 units total. This time he again used 14 units total. That still seems pretty conservative for a 43 year old woman first time Botox user with some strong 11 lines. But by day three my eyelids were so swollen in the upper and inner corner, I couldn't even see my tear duct. Day four the same. Day five. Worse. I went back to my Doctor and he told me I was just swollen, I did not have the dreaded droop and I was overreacting. Of course. I have taken to wearing sunglasses as this stuff continues to do its business and checking my face everyday is to terrifying. Does anyone ANYONE, and I respect those who have gone through hell, I really do. But are there any of those who suffered this side effect and it went away sooner than the Botox? Like two weeks to a month? I just don't think I can handle the emotional turmoil of three to six months of looking and feeling like this. I'm too depressed to leave my apartment, I wear sunglasses inside so I won't catch my vision in the mirror, I've quit jobs (I'm in the media and am on CAMERA -- and my doctor -- who is very experienced... guess I'm just TOTALLY unlucky) and have become very dark and withdrawn. And it's only been a week. I can move my eyebrows, which gives me hope, though I don't know if that means anything. I actually miss my wrinkles. Anyway, again, ANYONE with a similar issue, did it resolve sooner? I guess I really could use some hope from someone out there. Thanks.
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Dropping an eyebrow (a Ptosis) is not bad luck it is putting too much product in the wrong place. Generally swelling and bruising will be gone after 2 weeks. This is why most good practitioners invite you back for a two week follow up to assess how the muscles have responded. If I were you I would go and see a lawyer. Complications of that magnitude are stupendously rare. Ptosis can be made by a number of things including sticking the product in the wrong place, watering it down too much or not accurately assessing where the muscles are prior to treatment. I don't mean to pry but do you have your treatment for free? I have a friend who is a famous sportsperson and she always tries to get hers for free and they always mess it up! A really good practitioner will rarely discount their prices. I am so sorry you are having these problems. I find my Botox wears off more quickly if I move the affected area lots. You can fight against it once it begins to wear off. This may not be such a good idea if you are still swollen though. I have had only one Ptosis and it was there for 6 months. Botox lasts for four, Ptosis lasts for 6. It's such a horrible thing. Stay positive, I am sure you are still very beautiful.
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Wow. Well, this was not what I wanted to hear. SIX MONTHS. But thanks for your brutal honesty.I thought perhaps there were some who had it go away sooner. I have heard of those who have. No, my treatment is not for free. My doctor is experienced and he charges. He's the same going rate as most "good" plastic surgeons in my area. He usually does filler (in the nasolabial lines) and that has been great all these years. No problems. If there was any swelling, it went away in less than a week. I would often worry about that swelling though, so he knows I'm very sensitive and nervous before anything. Before my procedure, I asked questions, concerned. He knows I only like conservative amounts of anything and I've never looked worked on. I never wanted Botox for years! I just wanted my 11 lines to be gone -- I dunno -- start the New Year off. I trusted the touch up was OK, though I did press him that it seemed a bit early. I didn't really want the eyebrows. I figured he was evening out the procedure -- I'm not sure. I'm sure he didn't mean to be negligent. I mean "bad luck" by the day he messes up, it's on me. Unless I've been in the dark about how terrible he is at this procedure (he's been a PS for 25 years). Anyway, I'm sure he wanted me to walk about feeling gorgeous. Thanks for your reply. Six months sounds like a nightmare. Is there anyone else out there who can report back with a more positive time frame. As I asked, I was seeking some hope. No, not blind hope, but hope is a nice thing in these dark days right now. I'm not going to a lawyer, I'll go to an eye doctor first to see if my eyes are healthy. If they are, then I have to learn a lesson in vanity and obviously, I'm never doing this again.
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Dear Saundra, I don't think anybody had her ptosis case worse than me. You don't want to see my picture in first days after my injection. but i got better in 2 months now which is my 12th weeks it's not noticeable at all unless you stair in my eyes. Don't worry it goes away sooner than 6 months. I was also depressed, I couldn't work for 2 months I used sunglasses even at night time (in public) .... be patient it goes away !
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Worrymary: Thanks for the kind response. I'm so sorry you went through that for two month. And I'm so sorry you had such a bad case and felt depressed. I feel yah. And I'm on week one. But I have to think of all the years where two months went by like that (snap of fingers). Of course with this issue, I'm sure it felt like two years to you. But if you say your case was that bad, and it improved in that time, it gives me hope. Maybe mine will last longer. Our bodies are all different. But thank you sharing for your experience. I'm so glad you're on the mend. I bet in one more month it will all be gone. And thanks again. You made this girl feel a little bit better today. It means a lot.
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Hi sorry for the delayed response to ur situation. For me the first couple weeks were heart wrenching. I too became very depressed and withdrawn. I am a hairstylist and am in the mirror 24/7. I completely feel ur pain and agony. For me a taped my eyebrow to my forehead and purchased a pair of glasses with clear frames changed my bangs.... And wouldn't look anyone in the eye. Bandaids and butterfly sutures got me through the first couple weeks. By 3-4 weeks it was getting better....... And although I'm months into this only I can notice the difference. It went away sooner than what I had read. The eye drops did help but I was unable to drive at night due to blurred vision. I hope my experience helps you through what ur going through.
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Stylistindistress: Thanks for your nice comment. That would be TOUGH working as a stylist, looking in the mirror every day. You are brave and your ideas probably worked a lot better than you thought. Bangs are a good idea. Long bangs. I commend you for getting up and going to work and dealing with it. When you say 3-4 weeks... oh.... that made me feel better. Anything! Any improvement will make me feel better. I can seriously handle a month. As long as even small improvement occurs, bit by bit every day or week, I know it can only get better. I haven't looked in the mirror for three days -- only with dark glasses on. I actually have no idea if the Botox has gotten worse. I do know that my eye isn't drooping. My eyelids are just swollen and thicker. A bigger crease and swollen near the tear ducts. They look smaller and tired. I used to have pretty, large almond shaped eyes. I have read everything -- it's the frontalis muscle (which he barely used any botox on) it's the 11 line seeping into the sides of my eyes -- it's only going to last two weeks -- it's going to last six months.... I have no idea. I'm HOPING that since he used only 14 units, it won't be so strong, but I've also heard that doesn't matter -- it just matters WHERE he used it. I don't know! But again, hearing any story with positive outcome is keeping me from cracking me up and making me feel less alone. Seriously. I wish we could all have a damn party together with our glasses and our butterfly tape and give ourselves a break. I feel so depressed. And I hate hearing these stories of others being depressed. God. We were trying to be NICE to ourselves. Let's continue trying to be. Thanks again:)
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I am so sorry to hear of these bad experiences. I had Botox around my eyes and it has been the best experience. While she was injecting me, my Facial Aesthetician was joking about all of the horrible problmes she corrects. The droopy eyelid is called a Ptosis (too much product too close to the eye) and the Crazy eyebrows are again, too much product. She also said more practitioners do not know what they are doing at all. My procedure was £180 and I love it. There is nothing you can do about a Ptosis but eyebrows can be brought back down to earth with correction. I wouldnt go back to the same place though. Ask for your money back! I am a 31 yr old guy btw.
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For me it took 8 weeks to go back to my normal look, although it's not %100 normal . My left eye is still smaller than my right one, but much better than first weeks. Horrible experience. I was stock at home for weeks because of my abnormal look.
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