About a half hour after receiving botox for crows feet half of my face feels tingly and heavy.

I felt a cool liquid feeling throughout my face as the injection was being given and now I feel slight numbness and heaviness in half of my face

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About a half hour after receiving botox for crows feet half of my face feels tingly and heavy.

Hello, and thanks for your question. Your reaction sounds highly unusual, so I suggest discussing it with your physician. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.  

Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox For Crows Fee--Numbness, Heaviness--See an Expert

These side effects aren't the norm and should be discussed with your injector. Botox takes about 2-3 days to take effect. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Side effects after Botox

Thank you for your question botox help. I am sorry to hear about your situation. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expressions. Although your symptoms were experienced during and after a Botox treatment, they sound as though they are unrelated to the treatment. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations.  Good luck!

Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
Encino Physician
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Funny feeling in face after Botox

This is not the norm and needs to be discussed with your injector. Botox should have no effect until 2-3 days and then takes about a week for its full effect. Those aren't symptoms I have ever heard from a patient in the past 22 years I have been injecting Botox.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question.  Botox is typically performed with little to no downtime.  The symptoms that you describe are not expected after Botox treatment.  Botox takes about 2-3 days to start working after injection.  Please see your doctor for an in-person examination to rule out anything serious.  Hope this helps and best wishes! 

Christian N. Ford, MD
Cohasset Physician
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Unusual sensation following Botox injections

Thank you for sharing your question. You probably have nothing significant going on, but you should inform your doctor of your concerns. Feel better.

James R. Gordon, MD, FACS, FAAO
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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About a half hour after receiving botox for crows feet half of my face feels tingly and heavy.

Thank you for sharing your question and experience and I am sorry to hear of your heavy face feeling.  Though there can be some initial sensations of tightness after Botox, it does not routinely leave a numb or heavy sensation.  I would reach out to your surgeon for an in-person evaluation.  

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 69 reviews


Botox injections should give sensation in the areas treated.  Numbness confined to one half is not and expected outcome.  Please contact your injector for evaluation.

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