A member asked:

Can botox or juviderm injections under and above eyes make your eye twitch and spasem?

10 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Yes and no? Maybe mo: Any muscle which loses its innervation (which occurs with botox) may suddenly begin to twitch or fasciculate. Generally this subsides over a few days. However any imbalance in muscle action can also cause this and Botox is indicated for the medical treatment of blepharospasm (eye twitching). Therefore more botolinummay be the answer. Juvederm is not likely to cause eye twitching.

Answered 5/12/2015


Dr. Brock Ridenour answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Yes and No : Twitching of the eye muscles is a common problem that is caused by a number of factors including excessive caffeine, poor sleep, irritation of the soft tissues around the eye, and minor trauma to the nerves or muscles. It may be related to the recent needle trauma but it may be mere coincidence. I suspect they will go away shortly. If not, a tiny additional amount of Botox might help.

Answered 6/24/2014


Dr. Babak Azizzadeh answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Unlikely.: http://www.facialplastics.info/dermalfillers.html while what you're experiencing is possible, there are a number of other factors that could be contributing to your eye twitching, including caffeine, nerves, and lack of sleep. If the problem persists, contact your plastic surgeon.

Answered 4/17/2015


Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Eyelid injections: On the contrary, botox is used to treat twitch and spasm around the eye.

Answered 10/2/2014



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