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The Possibility of Developing Ptosis from Botox for Frown Lines?

I am a female, 24yrs and I received botox 48hrs ago for the first time. I had the botox injected into my frown lines. I am not sure of the number of units injected but I know that it was 15 units or less. I have since been on the internet (probably a bad idea) and now I am quite paranoid about the possibility of developing ptosis for my eye brows or eye lids. I received the injections from a doctor who has been injecting for at 3 years. What is the chance of this occurring? Thanks.

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Possibility of ptosis

Between the low dose you had injected and hopefully that you saw a highly trained injector such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (regardless of the number of years they have been injecting), you should have no problems...be careful with Dr. Google!


Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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The possibility of developing ptosis from Botox for frown lines?

Drooping eyelids/brows are one of the side effects. There are no tests to check if you will get it or not, it just depends on how your muscles absorb to Botox. I would wait about 2 weeks and go back to the place where you got your Botox for the doctor to assess the area treated.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Possiblity of Ptosis

Ptosis happens in less than 3% of patients per available records from Allergan and Medicis (those who make Botox and Dysport). Having a drooping eyelid is not the same as having a droopy eyebrow - though they are often both referred to as ptosis by the general population, they are different muscles and different problems with technique and injection sites. Be calm and see how your results are.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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