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Everything You Need to Know About Botox for Eyelid Drooping

Updated: April 10, 2023

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At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, we specialize in helping clients achieve their aesthetic goals. Botox is one of our most popular services, and we’re often asked about its effectiveness for eyelid drooping. The answer is a resounding yes! Botox is an excellent solution for eyelid drooping, which is medically known as ptosis. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the causes of ptosis, the medical benefits of Botox for ptosis, and what you can expect from Botox for this condition.

What Causes Eyelid Drooping?

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Eyelid drooping is a medical condition that can be caused by a number of factors. Age-related ptosis is the most common cause of eyelid drooping, as the levator muscle gets weaker with age, causing the eyelid to droop. Other causes can include trauma, nerve damage, myasthenia gravis, Horner’s syndrome, and certain medications.

Medical Benefits of Botox for Eyelid Drooping

Botox is an excellent solution for ptosis, as it can help restore the eyelid to its original position. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses that trigger muscle contraction, allowing the levator muscle to relax and thus the eyelid to return to its normal position. In addition to improving the appearance of the eyelids, Botox can also reduce headaches, migraines, and neck pain caused by ptosis.

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What to Expect from Botox for Eyelid Drooping

At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, our Botox treatment for ptosis is tailored to each individual patient, depending on the severity of their ptosis. The treatment consists of tiny injections of Botox into the affected muscles, which only take a few minutes to administer. Botox typically provides results within a few days, with full results visible within two weeks. The effects of Botox for ptosis can last for up to four months, after which the treatment can be repeated.

Potential Side Effects of Botox

The side effects of Botox are typically mild, with the most common being redness, bruising, and aching at the injection site. More serious side effects are rare, but they can include blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and double vision. If you experience any of these symptoms after your Botox treatment, contact your doctor immediately.


In conclusion, Botox is an effective solution for eyelid drooping, or ptosis. The treatment is quick and easy and can provide results within a few days. Botox can improve the appearance of the eyelids and help reduce headaches, migraines, and neck pain caused by ptosis. While side effects are rare, it’s important to contact your doctor if you experience any symptoms after your Botox treatment. At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, we specialize in helping clients achieve their aesthetic goals, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about Botox for ptosis.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa