Severe left eye ptosis after Botox 7 days ago to raise my eyebrows. Can it be fixed? (Photos)
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Ptosis or Eyelid Droop After Botox, Xeomin, Dysport // Seek An Expert Injector
I believe you have eyebrow ptosis (droopiness) and not eyelid ptosis. This distinction is important because the latter can be treated with eye drops (Iopidine) while the prior (eyeBROW ptosis) cannot. In some cases, the eyebrow can be raised with targeted injections at the tail of the brow and into the glabellar complex. The probable cause of the brow ptosis was that either too much Botox was injected into the frontalis muscle or the Botox was injection to close to the brows. Whether you have additional Botox to try and treat the brow ptosis or not, the Botox will wear off in 3-4 months and the eyebrow ptosis will resolve at this time as well if not sooner. Just hang in there. There will be no permanent visual problems.
What can be done depends on what was treated with Botox
Firstly, I do not think this is a lid drop. Eyedrops , in my opinion, would not be helpful. What is important here is what areas were injected. If you had forehead only, I am not surprised this happened and injecting glabellar area and tail of brow can help. If this was done already then I think time will fix this. I am not worried about any permanent impairment of vision etc. Hope this helps
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Severe left eye ptosis after Botox 7 days ago to raise my eyebrows. Can it be fixed?
More Botox is not advised. Medication may migrate and cause undesired effects such as lid ptosis. If the lid ptosis is severe enough eye drops with Apraclonidine will improve it. Eventually the effects of Botox wear off. Follow up with your provider is recommended.
Eye brow droop
On looking at your picture the changes are evident but not severe. I don't think there will be any problem with vision on a long term basis. My advice would be to wait as Botox peaks in a few days then will lessen its affect and "plateau" resulting in an equal brow line. I wouldn't put any more Botox in at this time. Hang in there. Dr ODell
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Eyelid ptosis vs brow heaviness
It appears your left eye had a bit of hooding to begin with compared to right, and that after botox injection, it was exaggerated. This is from heavy doses on forehead muscles which help to keep brows lifted. Similar situation happened to me and within 2 weeks, everything lifted and the heaviness was not as pronounced.Ptosis is when the brow falls halfway over the cornea, which in your case it's not the case. Even in the best hands, ptosis can occur and do occur. You can try like the other doctor recommended, a bit more around the corners to lift the brows some more, but I'd still wait for the full 2 weeks before adding any additional units. Hope this helps,Yazdani, MD
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