I Had Botox 10 Days Ago and Woke Up This Morning with a Bruised Eye Lid is This Normal?

I had botox 10 days ago and woke up this morning with a bruised eye lid, my eyelids have been itchy aswell. I s this normal to have a black eye appear 10 days after .. there is no pain just a little itchy - thank you

Doctor Answers 12

Bruising after Botox injections

Bruising after Botox can occur. Try Bruisestick ointment containing Bromelain and Arnica montana. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and bruising

If bruising occurs with a Botox injection, it occurs within minutes, not 10 days later.  Please see your physician who can assess you for other causes of a bruised eyelid.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Bruising 10 days after Botox is probably not the botox

the itching may be related to some new issue and you might have rubbed your eyelid in your sleep causing bruising because of the itching. See your doctor as it probably is not the Botox.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Bruising 10 days after Botox

Hi Loz. Mild bruising in the immediate area of a botox treatment is not uncommon. However, that is typically seen the day of or the day after your treatment. It is unusual to develop bruising at a later time. Good luck.

James M. Pearson, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 130 reviews

Does Botox Cause Itchy Eyes?

Hi E6.  As the other practitioners have pointed out, it is very unlikely that the cause of the bruising is Botox.  Any bruising from treatment (which is rare) usually will show within the first day after treatment.  Botox is not normally associated with itchy eyelids either.

You may want to visit your general practitioner or your injecting physician.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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If it has been 10 days, the bruise is probably not related to the Botox.

You may want look for other causes for the bruise if it has been ten days since your Botox treatment.  If the injection of Botox caused the bruise, it would show up within a few days following your Botox treatment, not ten days later.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Swollen eye after Botox

It's unusual for swelling to appear 10 days after Botox injection.  You should look for topical allergic reactions as a possible cause from creams, lotions, makeup or soaps....which seems more likely than Botox injections 10 days prior.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rare to have a bruise 10 days after treatment

Most bruises are well under way to fade at 10 days and bruises are not itchy so I think you need to look for a different cause. Could be that you have some type of allergy and rubbed your eyelids just a bit too vigorously (?while asleep?) and caused a bruise.

Regardless you need not be concerned. Botox does not cause a bruise, It is the needle. Taking substances that can make your blood to be less coagulable (aspirin and many others) may increase this risk of bruising but it is the needle that is the culpert basically.

Harlow Hollis, MD
Victoria Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Unusual, is your vision normal?

I agree, this is unusual.  If you have any visual changes you should see your doctor immediately.  More likely that the bruising is unrelated to your injection.  Just to be safe you should be evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or dermatologist.

Richard Castellano, MD
Tampa Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Bruised eye 10 days later?

seems like a long time but not outside of normal, especially for deeper muscle bruises. it should fade as any other bruise, if not then reconsider the reason. I bet you are on aspirin, motrin, vit E, fish oil, or something that makes you bruise easily.  if ist still there in 2 weeks see your doctor.

Rafael C. Cabrera, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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