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Why would my eyelid droop after xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a)?

Why would my eyelid droop after xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a)?

Too much product: Drooping eyelids can occur with botox, Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). Because these products work by relaxing the muscles. Too much product or injecting too close to the brow can cause the eyelids to droop. Make sure you inform your doctor that this happened so that he/she can back off a little for your next treatment. This is especially common when treating the forehead and when treated by inexperienced drs. ...Read more

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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


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Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Droopy lid, sudden facial numbness?

Possible emergency: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out worrisome things such as stroke. ...Read more

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Sleep problems/drooping eyelids/eye strain?

Sleep problems/drooping eyelids/eye strain?

Be more precise: Please give more information about each question so we can answer properly each one. You can ask several separate questions. ...Read more

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Can I take botox for drooping upper eyelid (ptosis)?

Botox for ptosis: I do not recommend using Botox in this case, as it will relax the muscles that are keeping your lids open, which will result in worse ptosis. I would instead suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for possible eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

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Frontal silicone sling for drooping eyelids due to opmd?

Yes. : Frontalis sling is usually indicated to correct ptosis (drooping eyelid) in patients with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Because the levator palpebral muscle (the main muscle that lifts your upper eyelid) is effected in opmd, procedures to tighten that muscle is usually ineffective, unless you have minimal ptosis. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Can drooping eyelids cause amblyopia?

Not always: In children , if a dropping eyelid blocks (or partially) the child's vision, it certainly can, but it won't if the visual axis is wide open or if the patient is an adult. See am ophthalmologist to determine if it is blocking the vision. ...Read more

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Is the droopy lid blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

Is the droopy lid blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

Depends on issue: If the lid itself is drooping, that is called lid ptosis, (droop). If the lid is not drooping, but the eyelid skin is lax and is cascading so that it is blocking the visual field, this is eyelid excess. Visual field cuts must be documented to try and get it covered. Insurance companies have their own criteria. Ask your surgeon. They will guide you through the process... ...Read more

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What is this jowel facial droop?

What is this jowel facial droop?

Aging: As people age, the muscles in the face become weaker, resulting in facial droop or jowels in many people. ...Read more

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Random eye lid twitch?

Random eye lid twitch?

Very common: Twitching of the eyelid muscle is a common thing and usually nothing to worry about. It may get worse with fatigue, stress or too much caffeine. If you develop any other problems such as double vision or other nerve problems then you should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

How is botox brow lift or chemical brow lift?

Botox: if injected properly, botox can be used to create a subtle and temporary browlift. Results last 3-4 months. Anecdotally, about 80-85% of patients who have a botox browlift are satisfied. ...Read more

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Will upper blepharoplasty --> ptosis correction of one eye?

Will upper blepharoplasty --> ptosis correction of one eye?

Not exactly: Ptosis of the eyelid is corrected, in most cases, by advancing the levator muscle, which raises the eyelid. It is done through the same type of incision as a blepharoplasty and the two procedures are often combined in older people. In some cases, ptosis is corrected by an incision on the inside of the eyelid, which would not be combined with blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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Does a drooping eyelid always equal "ptosis"?

Does a drooping eyelid always equal "ptosis"?

Yes: Ptosis is the generic term used to describe drooping of the eyelids. ...Read more

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What causes drooping eyelids?

What causes drooping eyelids?

Ptosis: Drooping eyelids that are symmetrical usually are not dangerous and can be caused by weakness of eyelid elevating muscles or just age. However, might be an indicator of neurological or brain problem. Should see eye md asap to diagnose and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Does Botox help sagging face?

Does Botox help sagging face?

Botox: It helps lift some areas, but it won't be a long term solution. If you have excessive skin laxity and wrinkles around the face, then a facelift might be the right solution. ...Read more

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Dysport resulted in droopy eye lids. Would a filler have been better?

Dysport resulted in droopy eye lids. Would a filler have been better?

Droopy eye/dysport: getting a droopy lid is a side effect due to migration of the product. it will wear off. ...Read more

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Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certain brow lift operations might be able to improve the symmetry of the brows. Have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what causes the problem. Usually the causes are due to excessive skin or abnormal muscle function or muscle slippage. ...Read more

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Can I take botox for drooping upper eyelid (ptosis)?

Botox for ptosis: I do not recommend using Botox in this case, as it will relax the muscles that are keeping your lids open, which will result in worse ptosis. I would instead suggest seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for possible eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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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

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Supposing you have persistent eyelid myokymia, can you get botox or even surgery?

Supposing you have persistent eyelid myokymia, can you get botox or even surgery?

Botox: Sometimes myokymia is so persistent that it is constantly annoying. A good first step is to have Botox injected which can quiet it down and sometimes break the cycle. Surgery would be a last resort as it would disturb the lid function. ...Read more

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If you have persistent eyelid myokymia, is it okay to get botox or even have surgery?

If you have persistent eyelid myokymia, is it okay to get botox or even have surgery?

Possibly: An accurate diagnosis before treatment is essential for success. See an ophthalmologist (preferrably a neurophthalmologist), as well as a neurologist if there are any associated symptoms. Botox may be very appropriate in some cases but as with all treatments there are potential risks (droopy eyelid, slow blink, etc). ...Read more

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What happens if you have persistent eyelid myokymia, can you botox or even have surgery?

What happens if you have persistent eyelid myokymia, can you botox or even have surgery?

Lid myokymia: Eyelid myokymia [that is not due to dry eyes (tears do not stay on eye as they should & cause a perceived sense of dryness of eye; meibomian glands may be clogged for instance), stress, caffeine intake, lack of sleep] can be treated with botox (more common) or steroid injections. See your eyemd if symptoms are associated with twitching of whole side of face or to discuss further treatment options. ...Read more

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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?

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

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There is obviously no way for botox injections to avoid droopy eyelids when there is static horizontal forehead moderately deep wrinkles,, right?

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

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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?

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

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I believe the ptosis of the right eyelid i had a forehead lift to correct, was caused by botox. Is this likely?

I believe the ptosis of the right eyelid i had a forehead lift to correct, was caused by botox. Is this likely?

Possible: If you received a Botox injection near or into your upper eyelid. However it should have resolved in 3-4 months. Did you have your ptosis evaluated by an ophthalmologist? ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Botox type injections into static frown lines caused major droopy eye lids. I suppose that ultherapy or peleve would do the same for my whole face?

Options to treat: Lid ptosis from Botox A occurs when the botox crosses the tarsal plate in the upper lid and inhibits the lid lifting muscles or because you are using your forehead muscles to lift the lids and Botox reduces the lift. Ulthera and Peleve can be used to lift lids. Topical treatments are available. I would revisit whoever did the Botox for treatment of the lid ptosis. Or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hi I would like to know if it is true that some eye drops contain some sort of Botox in them.

Botox: I am unaware that there are eye drops that contain Botox. However, there are always advances in pharmaceutical delivery and there may be a product I am unaware of. ...Read more

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I have trigeminal neuropathy and the right side look weak. Will botox help lift the droopy areas?

I have trigeminal neuropathy and the right side look weak. Will botox help lift the droopy areas?

Steps to take: Would not recommend Botox for your issues, and instead, would propose you discuss further with your neurologist. Not knowing of your issues, underlying causes, and current medications, cannot advise further. But could go into more details if you schedule Concierge visit. ...Read more

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Why do I have swelling after a botox injection under the eye?

Why do I have swelling after a botox injection under the eye?

Botox & Swelling: It is rare to have significant swelling after a Botox inj, but there are a few things to consider. 1) many people have localized swelling after any injection-cool compresses & time may help; 2) rarely in patients w/ very sensitive skin i rec pre-treatment with an antihistamine; 3) allergic reactions are exceedingly rare with Botox but not impossible; 4) the lid area can be quite sensitive in some. ...Read more

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Can i get botox under eyes to reduce eye bags/overactive muscles?

Can i get botox under eyes to reduce eye bags/overactive muscles?

Botox: Reduces fine wrinkles around your eyes and will relax "overactive muscles" but it doesn't do anything about the bags around your eyes. There are surgical and laser procedures that can help this issue. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My 4 years son had a layser surgery for his right eye. Now he is five and having an out side squint. What is better for him glasses,surgery,or botox?

My 4 years son had a layser surgery for his right eye. Now he is five and having an out side squint. What is better for him glasses,surgery,or botox?

It depends: Having already had surgery done to correct a problem complicates matters. Function should be the primary concern (binocular vision / avoidance of suppression amblyopia). I would get more than one opinion before committing to another operation or botox. The prism lenses produce less reversible changes. ...Read more