Right eyelid droop 2 weeks post Botox. Any suggestions?
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Droop After Botox
Eyelid Droop and Botox
A ptosis or eyelid droop is a complication from placement of the Botox. It will soften up in a few weeks but may take up to two months to go away. There are droops that your physician that can prescribe to "open up" your eye and I recommend that you start using them now. Best, Dr. Green
Eyelid Droop 2 Weeks After BOTOX
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If the former is the case, it is my experience that it lasts close to the 3 months that the botulinum has effect, and i would ask your injector to change technique, or use lower amounts of toxin to see if you can avoid this effect.
If it is the latter, it tends to resolve quicker, within a few weeks or so. To avoid this from happening, it is best not to massage the area where botulinum has been injected and avoid getting too close to the upper eyelid. There are drops that you can use while you are waiting for the muscle to regain action. Best of luck!
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If indeed this "puffiness" is actually ptosis of the lid, or lid droop, then yes, this is a known complication of Botox. If this is the case, your options are twofold. You can wait it out, which may take a few months. Or, your doctor can prescribe eyedrops which allow a tiny muscle inside the lid itself to add a little lift to the lid. Again, all of this depends upon an exam with your injector.
Best of luck!
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Eyelid ptosis (droop) after Botox
The problem fortunately is rare, but does occur. The muscle lifting your upper eyelid has had some botox "drift" either by settling into the orbit or by traveling possibly in a vessel. The effect ususally lasts about a month and can be treated by any of the over the counter ophthalmic eye drops that have an "A" at the end, such as Optcon A. A couple drops in the droopy eye every 4-6 hrs will fire the Muller's muscle, which also lifts the eyelid and will help make up for the weakness in the levator muscle.
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Make sure that you are seeing an experienced injector. Next time you might want to use less units or stay higher on the forehead.
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