Dropped eyelids after Botox, would antibiotics help my situation? (photo)
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Dropped eyelids after Botox, would antibiotics help my situation?
Thanks for the question and the photo and we are all so sorry that you are having this post your Botox injection. You are having ptosis, and it is related to diffusion of the Botox down toward your eye area. It is an uncommon side effect but does occur even with the most experienced injectors. The use of iodipine eye drops can help some, but will not make things go away until the effects of the Botox resolves – which can be 3-4 months. Work with your provider and make sure you are using the eye drops and hopefully this will resolve sooner than later.
Botox Side Effects
Unfortunately you are experiencing a known side-effect of Botox injections - sometimes Botox can drift from the eyebrows and affect the muscles that control the eyelids, resulting in eyelid droop. There is no treatment that will fully correct this - the effects of the Botox will take several weeks, or possibly even a few months, to fade. Until then, apraclonidine eye drops can help raise the eyelid by a few millimeters, however the will not fully reverse the effects of the Botox. Antibiotics will not help in this situation.
Botox and Ptosis
Unfortunately, what you're experiencing is ptosis, or lid droop, as a result of the Botox injections affecting the muscle that is responsible for elevating the eyelid. Like all effects of Botox, this is temporary, but will take several weeks to improve. In the meantime, your physician can prescribe eyedrops which will partially elevate the lid for a few hours at a time. However, the use of drops does not have any effect on the clearance of the Botox or the effect on the drooping. Best wishes.
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I am sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately, antibiotics will not help with this complication. There are some eyedrops that can help improve your droopy eyelid. Please follow with a board certified dermatologist to discuss treatment. You may also need to follow with an ophthalmologist as the drooping is quite severe. In the future, make sure you are following with a highly trained and experienced injector such as a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I wish you all the best.
Botox and Side Effect
Unfortunately you have a ptosis from the Botox. It will take a few months for this to resolve. In the meanwhile you can use Iodipine eye drops to help keep the eye open. Best, Dr. Green
Antibiotics for eyelid drop after Botox?
Hello lina yassen,
Thank you for sharing your question, concerns and photo with us. Antibiotics will not resolve this unfortunate situation. When this does occur eye drops (Lopidine) can be of use to help with raising the eye lid however ultimately the resolution will come when the Botox wears off. Go see your injector for a closer evaluation and intervention they feel warranted. Best wishes.
You have ptosis of your eyelid. There are eye drops that can be prescribed to improve the situation. This will require repeated use until your botox wears off in 3-4 months.
Rubbing your eyelid after your service did not cause this.
This type of ptosis which is truly severe only occurs when botox is inadvertently injected through an opening in the forehead bone just above the eye. A nerve and blood vessel normally travel in this bone canal. When botox gets injected into this opening, the botox can then track deep into the orbit profoundly affecting the muscle that opens the eyelid. It is improbable that this will wear off before 3 or 4 months. I had one patient that took a full year to recover. See an oculoplastic surgeon for a baseline assessment and this individual can carefully follow you. Try iodine. It is unlikely to work initially. When it does start to work, it will mark the time when the effect will begin to wear off. We found that once the drop starts working, the overall ptosis effect will resolve at that point in about 4 to 6 weeks.
Eye problem after Botox
Although eye drooping can occur after Botox injections in the area and Iopidine will help, it appears that you have more going on than just the drooping and I recommend you see a board certified ophthalmologist
Iopidine can help
Thank you for your question and photo. I'm sorry to hear you're having this trouble. Unfortunately eyelid ptosis is a potential complication when Botox is injected near the eyelid. There is an eye drop called iopidine that stimulates one of the muscles in the eyelid that helps to open your eyes. Using this eye drop can help to make the eyelid appear less droopy. Overall, I would expect the eyelid to return to normal in approximately four weeks.
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