Can xeomin cause under eye bags and eye irritation? (photo)

I had botox injections by my doctor- forehead, frown and crows feet. I first had xeomin injected forehead & crows feet. 3 weeks later i returned for a top up as i still had a lot of movement also had my frown injected to help with lines above my brow. im 6 weeks post first injections 3 weeks post top up and frown- about 3 days ago i noticed my eyes have become very red, swollen and irritated and i have started to see almost like bags forming under each eye? how long will the bags last?

Doctor Answers 6

Bags under the eye and eye redness due to Botox??

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It is very unlikely that bags under your eye  and eye redness are caused by neurotoxins. I would suggest you follow up with your doctor for a thorough evaluation of your condition.


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I have never had this issue after treating anyone with Xeomin. I would recommend following up with your injector.

Xeomin Under Eyes and Eye Irritation

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From your photos, you do have what appears to be redness under your eyes. None of the toxins, Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, has had this reported, as best as I know. I would recommend going back to your provider and get evaluated and let them help determine if something medical is going on that can be easily treated.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Lower lid bags and eye irritation secondary to Xeomin

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On average the result of a neurotoxin takes a total of approximately 10 days to see the final result.  Sometimes, a person will notice an additional horizontal line across the lower lid after the crows feet treatment is complete because the muscle is relaxed, therefore the muscle does not contact, although the skin may move up with smiling.   I would not consider this a "bag," under the eye.  I have need seen eye redness present as a side effect to Xeomin.  You could seek medical attention to further investigate.  Do you have seasonal allergies?  One choice would wait until 3 months post-injection to see if the symptoms resolve. Thank you.  Feel free to contact my office with further questions.

Nana N. Mizuguchi, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Can xeomin cause under eye bags and eye irritation?

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I also agree Xeomin does not commonly cause redness to the eyes or swelling, its best you consult and follow up with your provider to further evaluate the area 

Xeomin to the face

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It is not common for xeomin to cause redness around the eyes. Xeomin works well to reduce wrinkles in the periocular areas. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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