Botox in Forehead and Having Trouble WIth Eye Movement?

I went for Botox in my forehead. I went on the Thursday, by the Friday my left eye looked slightly smaller than the other. By Saturday my left eye was completely closed. I can not lift my left eyelid. My eyebrows are perfect and so is my forehead except my eye is closed. How do I get rid of this or get my eye back to normal. My doctor said it should last a week or two. Is that true. How long will it take for my eyelid to open by itself and what can I do to make it go faster and better sooner.

Doctor Answers 5

Botox to Forehead and Eyelid Ptosis

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

     Botox to forehead depending upon location and amount can produce ptosis of the eyelid in a small percentage of cases.  There are medications to help improve the degree of ptosis until the Botox effect is gone.

Botox and eyelid closing

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

It's not common for an eyelid to completely close, however, I would definitely follow up with your provider for further assessment and to help you with options if you have true eyelid ptosis.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Eye closed with Botox

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Samanthajane, This can happen although I have never seen an eye completely closed. You can use a prescription eye drop a few times a day and you should have a lot of improvement by two weeks. Some people even think that Naphcon works well and you can get that in drugstore. 

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

You might also like...

Eyelid closed after Botox

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

This is a very rare complication. There are prescription eyedrops that can help with eyelid ptosis. Contact your injector for a prescription. Your case is the most extreme I've heard in long time. Full closing of the lid happens so, so rarely.

Droopy eye after Botox

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

This problem is a rare complication of Botox injections. It is caused by diffusion of Botox into the muscles that elevate the lid. It may last 2-3 weeks, so you may want to use an eyedrop that helps to open the eye. This can be prescribed by your  physician.


Christine Brown, MD
Dallas Dermatologic Surgeon

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.