Puffy eyelids following a Botox surgery is a common concern among patients, but what causes this condition and how is it treated?
There are several causes of drooping and puff eyelids from botox, they include:
- Edema from injections – These usually occur in the few hours following a treatment
- Paralysis of Orbicularis Oris Muscle – The orbicularis oris muscle helps maintain the tone of the eye area. If this is treated with Botox, it could cause the muscle to relax causing a puffy look. Injecting the wrong muscle can also cause ptosis.
Remedies For Drooping And Puffy Eyelids After Botox
Eyelid Edema From Injection
The treatment options for puffy eyes that have been caused by edema from the trauma of injection are:
- Massage – Patients should not be the one to do the massage themselves
- Experienced practitioners should perform this.
- That precaution makes sure that the toxin does not go anywhere it’s not supposed to.
- Alternating Cold and Warm Compress – This helps to alleviate the swelling.
- Cold compress should be applied for 5 minutes followed by warm compress
- Be careful when applying compresses because it can distribute the Botox toxin into areas it is not supposed to go.
- Edema will also go away in the week after the procedure
Paralysis of Orbicularis Orbis Muscle
- The only way to get rid of ptosis and puffy eyelids which result from Botox is to wait for some time as after some time, the drooping and puffiness will go away as the toxin looses it effects
- The good news is that there is a good chance that only a small amount of the toxin got into the muscle. This could mean that it could gain its mobility back before the rest of the treated area.
Puffy Eyelids After Botox Prevention
Here are tips to help prevent drooping and puffy eyelids following a Botox treatment.
- Go to an experienced doctor: Treating the forehead and eye area with Botox can be very tricky, which makes it important for people who are going to get the treatment go to an experienced surgeon.
- Avoid overzealous massage after treatment: Massage, especially when not done right can spread the toxin into the wrong areas causing problems.