Droopy eye lid after botox treatment : Areas Glabella and Forehead (Photo)
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Droopy eye after Botox injection
Droopy Brow and Lid after Botox to Glabella & Forehead...
Eye-BROW droop can happen (and may appear like bunching of the upper eye-LID mimicking eyelid droop sometimes); this happens from the Botox being injected too low on the brow or receiving too much Botox. Too high an effective dose to the brow is commonly due to the naturally weakened forehead muscles with age (that require less Botox to be paralyzed) or overlapping treatments of Botox (i.e. getting Botox treatments too frequently resulting in overlapping effects). In your case it was likely injected too low...
Although it will likely be the full duration of the Botox (3-4 months) before your brow returns to normal, the good news is that this not permanent...
Next time, be sure to discuss what happened with your brow to adjust Botox dosing accordingly and also placement too... I would further encourage you to seek the services of an experienced physician injector. I think the key lies in truly understanding the anatomy of the injected area, and more importantly the variability in the anatomy between patients -- for brows, the forehead, and anywhere else you plan on receiving a Botox injection. This includes having a firm understanding of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle that will be injected, the thickness of each muscle targeted, and the patient variability therein. As an aesthetic-trained plastic surgeon, I am intrinsically biased since I operate in the area for browlifts and facelifts, and have a unique perspective to the muscle anatomy since I commonly dissect under the skin and see the actual muscles themselves. For me, this helps guide where to inject and where not to. However, with that said, I know many Dermatologists who know the anatomy well despite not operating in that area, and get great results.
Droopy Eye lid from Botox
One of the potential side effects is ptosis. Iopidine drops sometimes help the situation. There is nothing more that you can do right now but the effects will take a few more weeks to resolve. Within three months you should be totally back to normal.
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Droopy brow after Botox
- You are correct, the L eyelid is lower than the R.
- You have to wait for the Botox to wear off.
- Lopidine works often, not always.
- I am sorry you have this problem. It may be from injecting Botox directly above the brows -
- Next time, have Botox between the brows or 2 cm above the brow. Best wishes.
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Droopy eyelid after treatment with Botox
Droopy eye lid after botox treatment : Areas Glabella and Forehead
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