Why is Undereyes Yellows After Botox on Forehead?

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Why is Undereyes Yellows After Botox on Forehead?

Thank you for your question. I would call the place where you got your Botox treatment and let them know what your experiencing.  It could be non related to Botox but best to have you get check. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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Botox the Cause of Yellow Under Eyes?

This sounds like the end result of a bruise, but is hard to determine without a photo. I’m curious as to if you also had your crow's feet done or just the forehead as bruising in the crow's feet area isn't uncommon after Botox. Gravity also tends to make things pool under the eyes and that could also be the cause. Avoiding aspirin/ibuprofen right before and for 10 days prior to Botox injections will lessen the chance of bruising. “Dr. D”

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Yellow Undereyes After Forehead Botox

It definitely sounds like you have a resolving bruise but the area that you describe is a little unusual.  In my experience, the bruising from Botox injections are usually self-contained bruises at the injection site.  The fact that your forehead bruising travelled down below the eyes signifies a good amount of bleeding compared to the actual size of the needle and the depth of injection.  In any case, the area below the eyes are notorious for easy swelling and bruising.  Medications such as aspirin, anti-platelet drugs and anti-inflammatoriescan definitely contribute to this state of easy bruising.

John W. Chang, MD
Coral Gables General Surgeon
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Botox and bruising

Sounds like you're seeing the remnants of a bruise - and it is probably going to dissolve in the next day or two. Without viewing a photo, it's difficult to determine for sure, and this is also assuming your treatment was in that area.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Under eyes yellow after Botox

Usually yellow spots after injection are from a resolving bruise. The under eye area is where gravity brings bruises and swelling as they resolve. It is rare to get a bruise from botox. Avoiding aspirin and ibuprofen for 10 days prior to treatment helps to avoid bruises. Arnica pills can help prevent bruises and make them resolve faster.

Michael Horn, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Possible bruise

I agree, this sounds like bruising from the Botox injections.  If this doesn't resolve in a few days, you should return to see your treating provider.  We have found that treating bruises with microcurrent technology can help to break the bruise up and resolve faster.  For future reference,  you can take a supplement called Arnica immediately following injection to help minimize brusing.  In the meantime, you can learn some make up techniques to help camouflage the brusing.

Richard W. Maack, MD
Saint Louis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Yellow Under Eyes after Botox

Did you have Botox injected anywhere around your eyes at all? Usually yellow is the last color in the bruise resolution process, which starts at a dark purple and moves to maroon, brown, green, and then yellow. The yellow under your eye is likely a bruising process secondary to the trauma of the injection. It should go away very shortly. 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Yellow eyes after botox

The yellow you see is the last color from bruise resolution.  Red to green to yellow to gone. When you couple gravity to the lymphatics of the face, you typically see things in the lower lids even though the procedure was forehead or upper eyes.   All normal processes, all going to resolve quickly.  And as one of the other docs posted, pretty uncommon in the forehead to bruise.  So you don't have to assume it would do this each time in the future if you like what you see from the injection.

Kevin Robertson, MD
Madison Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Bruising after Botox

Sometimes with Botox a small blood vessel can be hit, which would cause a yellowish/greenish spot, which is a bruise. While you say you had Botox to the forehead, if it were also done down to the crow's feet, by the sides of the eyes, you could get a bruise there. Most often when I see a bruise from Botox it's in the crow's feet area.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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Yellow under eyes after Botox

The only basis for a yellowing under the eyes after Botox would be that a small blood vessel was hit during the injection and a bruise formed. This will typically resolve in 1 week, but sometimes up to 2 weeks. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

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