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Is It Bad to Do a Botox Session Again While I Still Have Eye Droop Side Effect?

When to do if I should wait? Help

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Having Botox with a drooping eyellid


I would recommend waiting until the issue with your drooping eyelid has resolved. In general, Botox lasts 3 months on average, and any issues associated with the Botox treatment should be resolved by around that time. Always make sure to choose an experienced physician to perform your Botox injections. This will ensure you obtain the best possible result, and will minimize the chances of any negative side effects occurring. I hope this helps, and good luck!

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Eye Droop and Botox


Its best to have this area evaluated by a skilled injector prior to any additional injections. Review of pre-injection photos showing your brow and eyelids both with and without animation will help evaluate the reason for the droop you are experiencing.

Jason S. Cooper, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Botox session


You should consult your injector.  You would not have treatment yet in an area that is still drooping, but different areas could be treated if needed, for example, your crow's feet.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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I would not recommend getting further Botox treatment while you still have an eyelid droop. The effect of your Botox treatment should be gone by about 3-4 months. I would wait until your eyelid position is back to normal, and then consider getting more Botox. As with all cosmetic procedures/surgery- be sure to have your treatment by someone who is well trained and experienced in this procedure.

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Botox and "droop"


It is best to follow up with the provider for further assessment and get their recommendation for next treatment.

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Asymmetry after Botox injection


Correction is not recommended. Tincture of time is the consensus and 3-4 months is the median time for Botox effect to go away. Once it resolves, you can go for another injection to seek the desired symmetrical effect.

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When to do Botox treatment again


An eyelid or eyebrow droop is quite uncommon in trained and experienced hands. That said, you're best off waiting until this resolves which is usually around 3 months, and then retreating but being extra careful to avoid another droop (your physician should know how to err on the safe side).

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Is It Bad to Do a Botox Session Again While I Still Have Eye Droop Side Effect?


 The eye droop is most likely from a droopy eyebrow from Botox injected too near to its location.  I'd wait until the eyebrow position returns before having more Botox and ask the MD doing the Botox treatment to remain 1-2 fingerwidths above the eyebrows to avoid another droop. 

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If I have eye droop from Botox, how long before next injection?


Botox will wear off in about 3-4 months, including the eye droop. This is when you should be retreated, as it would be the proper time for a next round of Botox anyway.

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Eyelid droop and Botox


If I were your doctor, I would not do any more Botox until this is clear unless I was doing more to actually help your initial problem. I would wait until the Botox has worn off and start with a clean slate.

Jo Herzog, MD
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