Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis) After Botox Injection
Botox is one of the best therapeutic weapons available for the treatment of facial dynamic wrinkles but it occasionally migrates to underlying structures and can result in a droopy eyelid — also called ptosis. True eyelid ptosis is a very rare complication following Botox injection. This occurs as a result of migration of the toxin into the muscle that raises the eyelid (levator palpebrae superioris muscle ).
How to avoid Ptosis from botox?
Corrugator supercilli muscle originates from the bone medially and attached to the superficial skin laterally so contraction of this muscle causess frown lines in the forehead. Traditionally glabellar area injected in 5 points to eliminate depressor effects of the muscle and prevent 11 lines in the midline.
Deep and high doses of botulinum toxin injection to the lateral portion of the corrugator muscle may causes diffusion of the product to the underlying structures such as levator palpebrae muscle and causes lid ptosis. Very small and superficial microinjecton of botox at the laterlal end of the muscle will prevent distal diffusion of the product. Moreover, for weak corrugator muscle and shallow frown lines changing 5 to 3 injection pionts strategy will reduce the risk of complications significantly.
How long after botulinum toxin does ptosis occur?
Effects of botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) peak between 3 and 7 days with 5 as the average. One would expect droopy eyelid to occur by that time.
How long will droopy eyelid last?
Botox is a temporary treatment can last three to seven months, but the droopy eyelids will typically go away in 3 to 4 months completely without any side effects to the eyes and vision.
How to reverse droopy eyelid from botox?
Botox is always temporary and over time lid will return to its normal position. Iopodine drops do help this problem, However the drops will help for a few hours at a time and then lid will droop again until the Botox wears off.
Eyelid Ptosis Treatment
Blepharoptosis occurs due to weakness of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle. Mean onset is 3–14 days after injection and eventually self-resolves after the paralytic effect of BoNT-A wanes. Administration of medications, such as oxymetazoline hydrochloride or apraclonidine hydrochloride eye drops, anticholinesterase agents, or transdermal Botox injections to the pre-tarsal orbicularis, can at least partially reverse eyelid ptosis.
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Hi, I read that drooping eyelids is one of the Botox side effects. Does it go away?View Comment
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Droopy eyelid can happen with botox injection which is temporary and resolves when the botox effect wanes.
Having said that, droopy eyelid is not very common side effects of botox injection if technique is strictly followed. However, brow drop or heaviness may happen relatively more often than the eyelid drop especially in individuals with small forehead.