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Eyelid Ptosis & Brow Ptosis: What to do about it?

Updated: Feb 16

Eyelid ptosis and brow ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid or brow sags or droops, partially covering the eye. It can be caused by various factors, including ageing, muscle weakness, nerve damage, or certain medical conditions. It can also be can be side effects of certain cosmetic procedures, such as anti-wrinkle injections (colloquially known as Botox or Botulinum Toxin).

Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for causing these wrinkles. When Botox is being injected too deep and into the levator palebrae superioris muscle, eyelid ptosis occurs. When Botox is injected too close to the brow and into the frontalis muscles, brow ptosis occurs.

Eyelid Ptosis & Brow Ptosis: What to do about it?

What can you do if eyelid ptosis or brow ptosis occurs?

1. Contact Your Injector:

Reach out to the injector who administered the injections. They can evaluate the severity of the ptosis and provide guidance on the next steps. Your injector will be able to advise best 2 weeks after your treatment as the ptosis, if any, would have set. They may be able to provide a brow lift depending on the severity of the brow ptosis.

2. Wait for Natural Resolution:

In most cases, eyelid ptosis or brow ptosis caused by anti-wrinkle injections is temporary and will resolve on its own as the effects of the injection wear off. The duration can vary from a few weeks to a few months.

3. Avoid Touching or Massaging the Area:

Avoid touching or massaging the injected area, as this may inadvertently spread the product to surrounding muscles, exacerbating the ptosis.

4. Follow-Up Care:

Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your injector or seek additional medical advice as needed. Monitoring the progress of the ptosis and obtaining professional guidance is crucial.

It's important to note that while these side effects can occur, they are usually temporary, and many people have successful experiences with anti-wrinkle injections. However, individual responses can vary, and it's essential to work closely with a qualified and experienced injector such as Radianne Skin for such cosmetic procedures to minimize the risk of complications.

Radianne Skin is located in Melbourne CBD, central to many of Melbourne's suburbs in terms of accessibility. Book a comprehensive consultation with us now to discuss how we can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals!


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