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Can Botox injections under the eye and for crow's feet cause Bell's Palsy?
3-5 days after I had Botox injections, 6 under each eye, which seems too much for me as it looks unnaturally smooth now, I was diagnosed with Bell's palsy on the right side of my face and my left cheek and side is swollen. I have chipmunk cheeks on both sides as well. Your opinion would be greatly valued. Thank you.
The most common cause of Bell's Palsy is Viral. Your symptoms seem to go along with this diagnosis ( swelling, etc.). It would be Very Very Very Unusual for Botox to cause a Bells Palsy.
Gary Culbertson, MD, FACS