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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I had Botox 1 week ago and had a bad reaction to it - lumps and swelling. My eyes are still swollen. Injections in forehead, crows feet area.

I had Botox 1 week ago and had a bad reaction to it - lumps and swelling. My eyes are still swollen. Injections in forehead, crows feet area.

Allergies: Genuine Botox allergy is rare

Perhaps you are allergic to an additive in the mixture.

A picture will help to determine management plan ...Read more

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There is green swelling underneath my eyes from a botched botox treatment. What could it be?

There is green swelling underneath my eyes from a botched botox treatment. What could it be?

A bruise: Bruising can happen any time a needle is used. Small bruises can look a little green as they resolve, but they generally go away without any treatment, assuming the needle caused the bruise. (fillers such as juvederm/restylane can cause color changes without bruising). The bruise is not likely to affect the final outcome. Just give it a little time. ...Read more

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When bent over I cannot lift my head up. When I stood up, I can. Some swelling on neck back. Am 10 days post botox inject neck for spasms/migraine.

When bent over I cannot lift my head up. When I stood up, I can. Some swelling on neck back. Am 10 days post botox inject neck for spasms/migraine.

Botox for Migraines: The dose from Botox for migraines is very low and unlikely to cause paralysis. I would consult with the administering doctor to assess. ...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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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?

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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Hello Doctor I have made a Botox injection and I had afterward as a side effect my left eye like droopy eye and my right lip of my mouth uneven lower?

Hello Doctor I have made a Botox injection and I had afterward as a side effect my left eye like droopy eye and my right lip of my mouth uneven lower?

Wait awhile: Botox can spread in the tissues and affect muscles that are not the primary target. This can create drooping elsewhere including the upper lids. Because the dosage in these unwanted locations is lower than the primary site, the effect will wear off fairly quickly in most cases. Have patience and the effect you desired will remain for the usual time. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.

I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.

Superior trapezius: 20's male w. fibromyalgia & "chronic migraines". Often find: shoulder girdle asymmetry, head tilt toward lower shoulder, inequality of leading edges of superior trapezium, exquisite tenderness levator scapulae insertion on superior scapula spine. Treatments: shoe lift one side, cannabis lotion massage & acupuncture & biofeedback of larger/spastic trap & shrug exercise tonification of weaker trap. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

Question?: I am not sure of your question; however BOTH Botox and prednisone are useful therapies. I would ask your treating physician about the use of either beta blockers or calcium channel blockers as prophylactic medication to prevent migraines from occurring altogether. ...Read more

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My mother is takin percocet and toradol injections for severe migraines until she gets these botox injections in her head. She is nauseated and not eating or drinking. What do I do?

My mother is takin percocet and toradol injections for severe migraines until she gets these botox injections in her head. She is nauseated and not eating or drinking. What do I do?

Botox takes 5 days: In the meantime there may be other medications such as Imitrex or Maxalt or zomig (zolmitriptan) that may offer more immediate relief. While Percocet may provide pain relief, it generally does not treat the cause of migraines and is habit forming. ...Read more

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Botox done for migraintes 4 days ago. Experiencin facial swelling in my cheeks and lips, dizziness and nausea. B concerned about an allergic reaction?

Possibly: I would also be concerned about infection. Why was Botox used? IF there was infection present prior to the Botox injection, then injecting the Botox toxin could have both spread and flared up the underlying infection. Check back with the Doctor. Alternatively see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there a botox treatment for controlling the eye muscles affecting astigmatism?

Is there a botox treatment for controlling the eye muscles affecting astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is caused by an irregularity in the cornea or lens of the eye which causes images to be out of focus. Imagine having slush on your window or a ding in the glass-changing the thickness of the glass won't let you see any better. Astigmatism is not correctable by any muscle manipulation.
See a good optometrist to determine if contact lenses or special glasses can improve your vision. ...Read more

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I have deeper lines below my eyes from allergy. Should I try botox?

I have deeper lines below my eyes from allergy. Should I try botox?

Botox: Botox works best by relaxing muscles thereby improving facial wrinkles. Recently approved by fda for crows feet. ...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.

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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What can be the reason of heaviness in head and eyes after botox application and when will it subside?

What can be the reason of heaviness in head and eyes after botox application and when will it subside?

Common with 1st injx: Theis is a common complaint with the very first injection and may be due to a combination of lack of familiarity with the sensations of an immobile forward and lymphatic stasis. Generall this will resolve over a two week period. The only concern is if your eyelid covers your pupil = blepharoptosis weir which you should see your injecting physician. ...Read more

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Botox question. If I get botox for my forehead, is it fine if I keep my eyes open during the procedure, or do they have to be closed?

Botox question. If I get botox for my forehead, is it fine if I keep my eyes open during the procedure, or do they have to be closed?

Probably doesn't mat: Why not keep them closed? Its a needle after all and the drug can potentially leak out of the synringe and get in your eye. Your eyelids give you an extra layer of protection. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of wrinkles under your eyes if you inject botox?

Can you get rid of wrinkles under your eyes if you inject botox?

Botox - Cosmetic: Botox is commonly used above and on the sides of the eyes to reduce wrinkles. However, Botox is not normally given under the eyes. Eye bags or dark circles are better treated with other options, such as skin care, facial fillers, fat injections, or plastic surgery. ...Read more

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One year back, I was injected botox into my facial skin. Later two lumps are formed under the eyes and looking awkward. Is there any remedy to remove?

Botox granuloma?: It is possible that you may have developed a granuloma or reaction to the Botox injection. Please go back to your injector and see what he/she says.
You may benefit from a steroid injection, if an inflammatory reaction has occurred. ...Read more

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My eyes are very hooded. How effective is a botox brow lift (a.K.A. Chemical browlift)?

Not effective: A botox brow lift is used to target the lateral aspect of the brow. This will have minimal effect on excess hooding which could be a combination of excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis) and a low brow. If this is the case, then frequently people compensate unknowingly by keeping the brow elevated. In this scenario a brow lift is needed initially plus or minus a blepharoplasty afterwards. ...Read more

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Since my eyes are very hooded otherwise. How is botox brow lift (a.K.A. Chemical browlift) and how are the results?

Since my eyes are very hooded otherwise. How is botox brow lift (a.K.A. Chemical browlift) and how are the results?

Upper Blepharoplasty: Botox in the Crows foot area can minimally lift the lateral brow. Hooded lids usually require an upper blepharoplasty (eye lid lift) for best results. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon for advice. ...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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My 6 month old baby was diagnosed with infantile esotropia. She has slight refractive errors. What do you say about botox in the eyes to improve eyes?

My 6 month old baby was diagnosed with infantile esotropia. She has slight refractive errors. What do you say about botox in the eyes to improve eyes?

Other choices?: Botox injected into any of the 6 muscles that control the eye position can help balance the process. It selectively weakens a specific muscle in an effort to improve how the eye lines up. In experienced hands it is one way to treat the problem. My thought would be to try less invasive treatments first. ...Read more

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Can I exercise a few hours after cosmetic botox around my eyes. I've heard yes and no?

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Can I exercise a few hours after cosmetic botox around my eyes. I've heard yes and no?

Botox/Exercise: Depends on type of exercise. Best one to consult is the doctor that gave you the Botox. ...Read more

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Botox today around eyes caused a pretty bad ugly blood vessel hemerage in 1 of my eyes no effect on vision am I okay? How long before it clears?

Botox today around eyes caused a pretty bad ugly blood vessel hemerage in 1 of my eyes no effect on vision am I okay? How long before it clears?

Injectionsite bruise: Bruising post injections in the face & especially around the eyes is more common in men than women. The tissues around the eye are thinner and will show the bruising much more. If the eye itself has no issues and there is no swelling or pressure on the eye then this should settle in about 10 days. It would be prudent to let your treating physician know what is going on and have him/her see you. ...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

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Is there any effectivway beside botox treatment to smooth out wrinkles around the eyes and the forehead I'm 33yr and I'm afraid of botox complications?

Is there any effectivway beside botox treatment to smooth out wrinkles around the eyes and the forehead I'm 33yr and I'm afraid of botox complications?

Laser, retin-a cream: Fine lines and wrinkles can be improved with topical creams containing retin-a. Also various laser treatments are used to treat wrinkles. ...Read more

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8u botox ea eye for crowfeet 3d ago, since I have head/neck pain, hurts eyes and feel press like choking, pain on shoulders like tension. Is It relate?

Flu-like symptoms: It is possible that the symptoms you are experiencing are botox related. Some patient report flu-like symptoms after injections but these usually subside within one day. I would expect you to make a full recovery. Your clinical scenario described is not a common one, but I have read similar cases before (although none in my own practice). Best to call your injector and ask them what they think. ...Read more

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I did a botox with a cosmetic doctor its been a month now I can't lift my right eye up and its very pain full is that normal please I need answer as soon as possible or I have to see a doctor for my problem.

I did a botox with a cosmetic doctor its been a month now I can't lift my right eye up and its very pain full is that normal please I need answer as soon as possible or I have to see a doctor for my problem.

Ptosis after Botox: I assume you have ptosis. A therapy recommended to treat ptosis resulting from administration of botulinum toxins A and B is apraclonidine 0.5 % eye drops which is an α2-adrenergic agonist, which causes Müller muscles to contract quickly elevating the upper eyelid 1-3 mm. Your cosmetic doctor should know this and try to manage this until it wears off. This is a well known risk of Botox. ...Read more

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Help please! Is botox into the eye muscle possible to correct a small squint?

Not really: If you are referring to a misalignment of the eyes, then Botox can be used for this. Botox wears off so it is not very effective. A small misalignment can be corrected surgically. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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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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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more