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Hi, I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish with Skinpeccable Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center in Los Angeles, California. Today, I'm here to discuss with you how to reduce eyelid drooping from Botox use. Botox is a protein used to relax muscle, and thereby eliminate wrinkles on the face. The most common area that we use Botox for is these two wrinkles between the eyebrows that people get when they move their eyebrows in like that. The second most common area is these horizontal lines on the forehead, and the third most common area is these crow's feet wrinkles that shoot out from the eye. Eyelid droop, much less common than an eyebrow droop, occurs when you're treating the crow's feet, and the liquid that we inject here (the Botox comes in the form of a liquid) diffuses because it doesn't stay exactly where we put it at our needlepoint. Diffuses over the eyelid, and relaxes those tiny muscles that are responsible for opening the eyelid. Generally, the younger the patient, the less likely it is that you're going to run into this complication. What do we do for that? We use Iodipine eyedrops, or commonly known as Apraclonidine Opthlamic eyedrops a few times a day temporarily to improve that sensation. It really feels a lot worse than it looks, so if a patient does happen to get an eyebrow or an eyelid droop, they will feel their eyelid or eyebrow to be extremely heavy. But, if you look at them, it really doesn't look that horrible. Generally, whenever anyone gets an eyelid or an eyebrow droop, it is very temporary. With a couple weeks, generally the effects are gone, and the patient's back to normal. I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish, and that's a brief overview of how to correct eyelid drooping from Botox use.