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Botox Droopy Eyelid
There is obviously no way for botox injections to avoid droopy eyelids when there is static horizontal forehead moderately deep wrinkles, right?
No.: No, careful injection, including careful placement of injections, and spreading small doses rather than giving large doses in one area, can help prevent droopy eyelid. ...Read more
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)
Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more
Can botox injections help get my drooping eyelid corrected permanently? If so what will be the probable cost?
Probably not: Botox will temporarily relax a muscle. If the eyelid droops, you might need a ptosis repair. Please seek a consultation from an opthalmologist specializing in ptosis repair or a similarly qualified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I will get botox injections to reduce forehead wrinkles. Who would be the best to avoid a droopy eyelid--my dentist or a board certified dermatologist?
Eye MD: I would vote for either an ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic surgeon. Both of these are eye doctors, the latter also specializing in plastic surgery. ...Read more
Had 15 units Botox put in between brows 1 wk ago. Rt eyelid/brow feels heavier & seems slightly droopy now. Can anything be done to correct this?
Time: It is common due to the biology of the tissues for some Botox to diffuse a little more (sometimes less) in areas where the effect is not wanted. There is no way to reverse this but Botox naturally loses its effectiveness in these areas over several days to weeks. Your droopiness will disappear without help. ...Read more
Botox into static forehead frown lines showed droopy eyelids. Why didn't the dermatologist place a filler afterwards at a later time? Will it work?
Forehead filler: I'm a little confused by the question. Most injectors stay clear of the forehead area with filler because there is risk of blindness associated with this injection. With informed consent I would be more comfortable doing this injection (as do other injectors). I would need to evaluate you and I would also recommend dw your injector! Good luck. ...Read more
I have a droopy /lazy eye to begin with and after this time of Botox I feel like my eyebrows a being pushed down and covering most of my eyelids. Can?
More info needed:
You need to go back to the doctor who injected the Botox and have the physician see what is going on!
Good luck. ...Read more
Droopy Eyelid Cost: Depending on the degree of eyelid drooping, the procedure may be covered by insurance. If the drooping is not severe enough, the cost depends on the state/city of the surgeon, the surgeon him/herself, and the type of anesthesia. If the surgery is done under local anesthesia in the office it will be less expensive than if done in a surgery center with an anesthesiologist. ...Read more
I took ecstasy ("molly"/pure mdma) last night, and the next morning I have one droopy eyelid. What could cause it?
Sympathatomimetic: Sympathetic nervous system innervates the levator palpabrie superioris muscle, which elevates the eyelids. Ecstasy is methylenedioxymethamphetamine and it stimulates the sympathatic nervous system (sns) but it can also cause neurotoxicity of the sns, resulting in damage of the sns. Since, sns elevates the eyelid muscle, it's damage will result in drooping of the eyelid. ...Read more
Can not wearing your glasses cause a droopy eyelid? I have glasses but don't have to wear them all the time. Never had this problem just notice it.
Your lids could look droopy if you chronically squint to see better, but should not be permanent. Check with your glasses on and see if the drooping disappears.
If your lids really are droopy, check some old pictures. If there is a change, or if they get more droopy when you are tired, it would be worth having an ophthalmologist see if it is anything that needs treating. ...Read more
Depends on cause: "droopy" eyelid may refer to sagging of the brow, excess skin of the upper eyelid, a condition of the upper eyelid called "ptosis" (shifting downward of normal eyelid position at top of iris) or looseness of the lower eyelid. Several of these conditions may be present at the same time. Treatment options may include surgery, laser treatment or even botox. Medical evaluation is required. ...Read more
Droopy eyelid repair: The type of procedure depends on the cause of the droopy eyelid. If the eyelid is droopy from stretching of the eyelid lifting muscle, then a levator advancement or a mueller muscle resection may be performed. If the eyelid is droopy from weakness in the eyelid lifting muscle, then a frontalis sling surgery may help. ...Read more
Ptosis: Lid droopiness or ptosis has many causes. In mild cases, topical vasoconstrictor get-the-red out drops can raise the droopy lid 1-2 mm but require continued use. If droopiness is cosmetically bothersome or blocking vision, you may need surgical correction. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Local problem: It all depends on your clinical evaluation. You may have a cyst in your eyelid or other lesion that makes your eyelid react and become heavier. You need to see an eye doctor to be carefully examined. ...Read more
Up to 2 months: Many factors can contribute to drooping of the eyelid after cataract surgery. In most cases the droop resolves gradually but in about 1/3 of cases it can resist partially or totally after 2 months. In those situations a ptosis surgery is needed to correct the eyelid position. ...Read more
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