It does appear that your eyes have become more proptotic (they stick out with a "bug-eyed appearance") over the past five years. This probably not due to the Botox, but since Botox lasts for about 4 months you will know for sure after it has worn off (4-5 months after your last treatment). Hyperthyroidism or Graves' disease are common causes of orbital proptosis and this is fairly easy to test for. I would schedule a visit with your primary care physician (or possibly you OB/GYN if they order labs for you) and have this evaluated to make sure there aren't any medical issues.
Thank you for the question. Botox wears off at about 4 months, but lasts longer with multiple long term injections. Your eyelid retraction is probably not connected to the injections you have been receiving. It can be a sign of thyroid disease. You should discuss this with your physician. Good luck.
The Botox and Dysport will wear off in 3 to 4 months. you may want to have your thyroid gland checked to rule out a thyroid problem causing the "bug eyed" look.. It may not be the Botox at all causing the problem.Your injecting docotr can do the blood work for you or you can see your regular docotr or Gynecologist for the blood test.
Will wide-eyed look from 5 years of botox/dysport go away?
Thank you for your photographs and question, and I am sorry that your Botox treatment has not been what you anticipated. Once the Botox wears off, 3-4 months after your injections, your eyes should return to their prior shape. The "bug-eyed" look was likely due to over treatment of your crows feet, and with a reduction in the amount, or a different pattern of injection, you should be able to improve the wrinkling without the side effect of changing your eye shape. Hope that this helps.
Will wide-eyed look from 5 years of botox/dysport go away
Thank you for submitting your question. Botox will wear off on average of 3 months. The results of botox will go away once you discontinue. Discuss ypur concerns with ypur injector. Best Wishes
Botox/Dysport and Results Causing Wide Eyes
If you stop the botox/dysport this will go away. Botox/dysport do not last more than 3-4 months in the majority of people, the results are reversible. Best, Dr. Emer.
Wide eye look with Botox/Dysport
This is a rare problem to find, but the effects of this problem should subside and disappear as soon as the Botox/Disport stop working. It can take anywhere from 3-4 months after the last injection.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Gus Diaz
Yes this will for sure subside. I would stay up with the injections in the glabella and forehead. If you choose to not inject around your eyes the next time would be a good idea to let things settle out. If you choose to continue to get injected around the eyes ask for less units the next time.
Wide eyed look after botox
Fortunately for you, the wide eyed appearance should resolve with time. This may take up to six months however, depending on how much dosing you used prior and your metabolism. The crows feet area represent muscle fibers from the obicularis occuli which is a circular muscle. Weakening the lateral aspect of the muscle prevents it from pulling the lateral eyebrow down, and hence, over time it tends to go up, creating a surprised look.
Your doctor may have discussed this with you prior. It is very rare indeed to have permanent changes from any of the toxins, so time is your friend in this instance.
One of the nice things about Botox is that if ever you don't like the results you can just stop getting it and everything goes back to the way it was before the Botox