had botox treatment and 3rd day after noticed right eyelid droop. Droop has become progressively worse now 1 wk post and using lipodine drops without much improvement. MD is certified and has done procedure many years without this outcome. Had botox in the past twice no side effects. How long does this eyelid droop last and is there any other treatment that may help? thanks in advance for any answers or suggestions
How Long Does Eyelid Droop After Botox Last?
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The “eyelid droop” usually goes away within the first 1-2 months
The “eyelid droop” usually goes away within the first 1-2 months. BOTOX can last up to 3-4 months and sometimes the “eyelid droop” won’t go away until then as well. But usually, the side effects resolve before the results go away which is within 1-2 months.
It really depends on the amount that leeched into your eyelid muscle...
Eyelid droop after Botox injections is indeed rare, but can happen if the Botox spreads from the site of injection into the levator muscle of your eyelid. The important thing to remember is that it will get better. This usually improves over about a month's time, but should definitely be better at four months when the Botox effect wears off. Be patient.
Usually 1-2 months
Unfortunately, this happens when some of the medication diffuses to the upper lids and relaxes the muscles that raise the upper lid. The eyedrops may help, usually self-limited 1-2 months. Good Luck.
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