Puffy eyes after Botox treatment. (photo)
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Puffy eyelids following Botox injections
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It is very difficult to see if the puffiness is on the upper or lower lid. Puffiness or ptosis of the upper lid is normally caused when the patient has a heavy brow to begin with and the frontatis (forehead muscle) stops working. Please go back to your Doctor who will diagnose and help you.
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It is important to remember that this single photo is limited and can't replace an in-person followup with your injector. However, there are several issues I see. I get the sense that your upper lids have dropped giving you a "heavy" eyelids. There is swelling in your lower eyes lids and malar region. Finally, there appears to be a bruise/skin breakage underneath the right eye. Did you also have fillers at the same time as Botox?
The upper eyelid heaviness or "puffiness" is probably the result of excessive Botox injection of the frontalis (forehead) muscle which importantly is the only muscle tasked with raising the eyebrow. The lower eyelid swelling maybe due to excessive Botox injection of the orbicular oculi resulting in weakening of the muscle and prominence of the swelling/fat herniation that may have been kept at bay prior to Botox injection by the stronger muscle. The swelling may also be the result of filler placement if this was also done at the time of procedure, which would also explain the bruising. Again, I highly recommend you followup with your injector.
Puffy Eyes After Botox
It is unusual to have such a strong reaction to Botox injections. That type of swelling is more typical of dermal fillers. Perhaps you have had some type of reaction - either to the Botox or something else in your environs? I would recommend following up with your Botox injector as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, cold compresses, sleeping with your head of the bed elevated, a Medrol dose pack or steroid injection, and herbal supplements such as Arnica and bromelain to help with swelling and bruising may hasten your healing. Best of luck.
Puffiness after Botox
I have not seen this type of puffiness or swelling under the eyes after a Botox treatment. This type of swelling is not uncommon after filler treatments in the tear trough. When the swelling is from a filler like Restylane it can last a couple of weeks. Application of cold compresses such as ice packs and using an extra pillow when sleeping will help with such swelling. I recommend consulting with your doctor regarding the treatment. Important questions to ask include if you have any allergies or if you are taking any new medications. Eye drops such as ipraclonidine (Iopidine) are used for droopy eyelids, but not for swelling. Good luck.
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