Tightness in forehead after Botox. When do you think this problem will settle?

Hello , I had 20 units injected in my forehead and at 11 , since 2 weeks back . I felt heaviness which improved . I also had moderate tightness since that time which is becoming less by time ... But it comes in bouts when I can realy sense that one group of muscle is tight compared to others... And sometimes I feel that I am raising my eyebrows without intention and this will aggrevate the pressure ... I feel anxious because of that . When do you think this problem will settle ? Thank you

Doctor Answers 4

Tighteness after botox

Some tightness in the treated area is common.  It is a sign that the Botox is working well and things typically settle down within 2 weeks from the injection.  Occasionally it may last longer.

Hope that helps.

San Diego Physician
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Heaviness and tightness after Botox

Thank you for your question Lubna77. I am sorry to hear about your situation. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. Heaviness and tightness are possible after a Botox treatment, especially the first time. These normally resolve over two weeks, but sometimes it takes longer. All effects are resolved at 3-4 months for most patients. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
Encino Physician
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Tightness after Botox--Try Venus Legacy

This should resolve with time. In the mean time, Venus Legacy treatments can help soften the tightness. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Common sensations


It is very common to feel tight after a Botox injection. The feeling will subside as the Botox wears off.

Janet Allenby, DO
Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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