Botox has few complications. The most common are bruising and “eyelid droop.”
There are two reasons for eyelid droop.
Eventually you can’t correct forehead wrinkles with botox, because it drops the brow and makes you look “droopy,” “tired,” or “older.” At that point, you need to either 1. deal with having forehead wrinkles. 2. fix the problem- which involves a browlift, upper eyelid surgery “blepharoplasty,” or combo or 3. get bangs.
When I inject botox,
As your wrinkles deepen and your brow falls, I am not able to correct you fully because your brow would drop too much and give you that old, tired appearance. Sometimes I can cheat and inject less botox, higher, etc to soften the forehead wrinkles without blocking the forehead entirely. This helps put off when we need to do a surgery.
But eventually as you age, your needs change. At some point botox cannot “fix” things. Most people need to do surgery around the eye to lift the brow or remove the excess upper lid skin or both. This surgery tends to happen anywhere from late 30s to the 50s. The surgery will correct the problem by lifting the brow and/ or remove the excess skin.
What worked for you in the past may stop working. Until then though… keep the botox coming.
Please keep in mind: subjects covered in this blog and certain tips and advice are not substitutes for professional medical advice. This blog is for general informational purposes only. If you are considering plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, or cosmetic enhancement, you should always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon and/or your general practitioner in-person for professional medical advice.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.