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Droopy eye lid after botox treatment : Areas Glabella and Forehead (Photo)

This is my 3rd time getting botox in the areas mentioned above. Few days after the treatment my forehead felt very heavy and I my left eyelid dropped. I went back and the md prescribed Iopidine which is not effective. I m devastated by this and quite depressed especially after he told me there is nothing I can do except wait until botox wears off. It seems like my L eyebrow is lower than my R. Is there anything that can be done to fix this ? Thank you

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Droopy eye after Botox injection

Unfortunately, ptosis is a known complication of Botox injections. Treatment with Iopidine was the correct treatment however it is not always effective. I know it is very frustrating but try and be patient and it will correct itself in a few months.

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Droopy Eye lid from Botox

One of the potential side effects is ptosis.  Iopidine drops sometimes help the situation.  There is nothing more that you can do right now but the effects will take a few more weeks to resolve.  Within three months you should be totally back to normal.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Droopy brow after Botox

  • You are correct, the L eyelid is lower than the R.
  • You have to wait for the Botox to wear off.
  • Lopidine works often, not always.
  • I am sorry you have this problem. It may be from injecting Botox directly above the brows -
  • Next time, have Botox between the brows or 2 cm above the brow. Best wishes.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Need to wait

There is nothing to do but wait.  This is a known complication and if you have gotten it three times then maybe it is time to try another doctor.

Andre Aboolian, MD
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Droopy eyelid after treatment with Botox

A drooping eyelid is a possible side effect of Botox treatment, even when the injections are performed properly. The Botox lasts 3-4 months on average, and the side effects will wear off over time. I would recommend following up with your injector regarding any additional concerns, as he or she knows the details of your treatment. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.  

Paul S. Nassif, MD
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Droopy eye lid after botox treatment : Areas Glabella and Forehead

This is a more and more common issue with ALL Botox injectors. Usually the effect wears off in 3 to 4 months... 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Droopy lid after Botox

Keep using the iodine. the lid drop does not always take as long to resolve as it takes for the Botox to wear off. 
You might have improvement in a couple of weeks. You might drop your right eyebrow a bit with an injection above it. 

Jo Herzog, MD
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