Thank you for your question Roomew. A bruise or hematoma is not uncommon after an injectable treatment. They can last up to two weeks. In our office we treat bruises with a laser as soon as the next day and the bruises resolve much more quickly, usually within one to three days. I have never heard of numbness radiating to the leg or ringing in the ears after a Botox treatment. I do not know if this is from Botox or not. I recommend consulting with your doctor and a neurologist for further recommendations. Good luck!
The side effects you are experiencing are not common of cosmetic botox injections. Please follow up ASAP with your family doctor as well as your botox provider.
Botox will resolve in 3-4 months. Because you are experiencing these unusual complications, I suggest returning to your treating physician. Best, Dr. Emer
The side effects of the Botox that you are describing are really unusual. I would return to your treating physician and have your general physician examine you as well for the ear ringing and numbness. Please keep us posted. Best, Dr. Green
Permanent Nerve Damage After Botox?
Your symptoms are not typical of Botox injections. My recommendation would be to relate your symptoms to your injector and to follow up with an comprehensive evaluation by your family physician or specialist. If the symptoms are Botox related, they would improve as the Botox wears off. This takes approximately 3-6 months. Best of luck with your healing.
My Botox side effects are getting worse; will I have permanent damage?
Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear of your current symptoms. I would recommend reaching back out to your injector for an in-person examination. Outside of the hematoma these are very atypical side effects that require a medical professional to work through and diagnose. Your injector may refer you to your primary doctor to work up what may be taking place. Botox's effects are self-limited and tend to resolve 3-4 months after administration. Best wishes.
The blood vessel bruise/hematoma will have to be metabolized and this will take a week or two at least. Sometimes patients feel unwell from this.
Botox is not associated with numbness as it is a muscle relaxant. The nerve ringing will need an exam of your ears which your medical internist can do.
Botox wears off and children with cerebral palsy often get long term treatment of around 200 units at a time for spasms.
Neurological symptoms after botox
You must seek urgent evaluation of your symptoms regardless of what you suspect caused them. This is not an expected reaction to botox, particularly not such a small number of units. There were cases reported in the past where a physician injected a former of botulinum toxin not intended for human use and systemic side effects were severe. I'm not saying your provider did this, it's just what happened.
Lisa Vuich, MD