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Droopy Eyelids Caused by Botox?

How long does droopy eyelid last? I had a very small amount of Botox injected.

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Droopy eyelids after Botox or Dysport usually lasts no more than 4 weeks

Droopy eyelids after Botox or Dysport is uncommon, but if taken place, often a result of post-treatment massage or manipulation of injected area in the glabella (between eyebrows) and/or imprecise injection technique by a less than experienced clinical injector. Droopy eyelids or ptosis after botulinum toxin injection typically lasts no more than 4 weeks and reversal can be hastened with Visine eyedrops under the direction of a board-certified physician.

Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox, drooping eyelids


Drooping eyelids (eyelid ptosis) after Botox may occur if the chemical weakens the muscle that naturally keeps your eye open. This effect usually resolves within a few weeks and rarely lasts the full 3-4 months that Botox lasts in the forehead. The reason for this is that presumably a much lower concentration of Botox has migrated away from its intended site.

There are some eyedrops to take to reverse this effect.

Please consult with your Botox provider or a board certified plastic surgeon for further treatment.

William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Botox & eyelid


Occasionally some Botox gets into the muscle of the upper lid and causes it to droop.  While it may last the full 3 - 4 months the Botox lasts, it rarely does and generally clears up in a couple of weeks.

Edmond A. Zingaro, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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