I completely understand your hesitation. It is a difficult if and where to get Botox for the first time. First and foremost know that droopy eyelids are extremely rare. The odds of developing ptosis are on the order of one in thousands. Additionally, while Botox is touted to last 3-4 months, studies have found that those few people who develop ptosis see it resolve in less than 4-6 weeks. Additionally, there are eyedrops that can help to treat the unwanted side effect. I have been receiving Botox treatments for the last 4 years and have not once paused before getting treated due to the concern for ptosis and I treatment hundreds of people a year.
My recommendation for a first time user of Botox is to start small such as the vertical lines between the eyebrows. You can always do more; however, if you start with multiple areas treated you may never know if you would have been happy with the smaller less expensive treatments.
Finally, I would not be concerned about the possibility of "shocking" of the eyebrows. If it develops it is easily corrected with a small touch up treatment and then future treatments can include that treatment so that it doesn't happen in the future.
Best of luck,
Botox for the first time, but I'm concerned about getting drooping eyelids. Any suggestions?
Thank you for your question. Without seeing a photograph, it is difficult
for me to recommend neurotoxin injections.
I recommend that you consult with a certified injector that has the
experience with the ability to educate you fully regarding the benefits and
risks of such injections. I wish you the
best of luck.
Botox for the First Time.
I agree with the other responses here, you definitely want to ensure you are seeing an expert injector especially since this is your first time using Botox Cosmetic. Temporary eyelid ptosis is a rare side effect, but can be completely avoided by placement of injection. There are many off label uses of Botox, and perhaps the lady you saw wasn't comfortable using those techniques. You should always return to your injector after 2 weeks for evaluation and possible re-injection for adjustments after your first time. I hope this helps you, good luck and be well!
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It would be helpful if you could post a photo to best assess which area you need. Botox when injected by an expert usually helps lift and make the eyes look brighter and larger. I would consult an expert for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
The most important decision is choosing an experienced doctor to perform your Botox treatment. A cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon can assess your muscle movement to decide on the best treatment for you. I advise patients to return after 2 weeks to see if any adjustments need to be done to ensure the best result.
Thank you for your question. A very small percentage of people do experience temporary eyelid ptosis after getting treated with Botox. Make sure to do your research and find experienced provider who has intimate knowledge of facial anatomy. Choosing an injector who specializes in cosmetic treatments will greatly decrease the likelihood of an adverse event, such as a droopy eyelid.
Side effects are a common concern with all patients. Make sure you seek treatment from a qualified professional. If you are nervous, just do one area to start with. Good luck!
Thanks for your question. This is a question that we
get asked often by our patients. The most common SIDE-EFFECTS of toxin
injections include: Swelling, Redness, and Bruising at the site of
injection. Complications are rare and only temporary, but may include
paralysis of other nearby muscles, temporary eyelid ptosis (dropping of
eyelids, 2% risk, lasts 2-3 weeks), temporary brow ptosis (dropping of
eyebrows, 2% risk, lasts 2-3 weeks), cross-eyes, ectropion or edema of the
lower eyelid, dry eyes, double vision, transient headaches (10%), local
numbness (lasting 2-3 weeks), flu-like symptoms, rash at the injection site,
pain at the injection site, infections, and bruising (need to avoid blood
thinning medications). Cold compresses may be used immediately after
treatment to reduce swelling only if needed. This may be applied for 3 minutes,
3 times per day, for up to 3 days. This is best done with a bag of peas in a
zip lock bag. Only apply light pressure to the area. Only take Tylenol if you
get a headache or migraine.
Botox is excellent for preventing and treating frown, forehead and smile lines around the eyes.
Botox is just a tool and it all depends on the DOCTOR doing treatments.
The results can be beautiful when done properly and I would suggest to see an experienced doctor who has done many non-surgical treatments - clearly, you do not need surgery.
I hope that helps and best regards, Dr. Sapijaszko.
What areas are being treated with Botox is completely up to you as the patient. You are not alone with the worry of drooping eyelids. As long as you visit a very experienced injector, then you should have no problems with this at all. If you are nervous, then start with one area. You can always add to it. Good Luck