Beauty & Style
Woman's warning after Botox treatment leaves her with "crazy eyes"
A US woman has taken to social media to warn about the possible perils of Botox after she suffered an unusual side-effect from the procedure.
Whitney Buha, who runs a lifestyle blog called Something Whitty, has documented the results after a botched Botox job made one of her eyes go droopy, making her look "two-faced."
The correct name for the reaction is eyelid ptosis, where the upper eyelid droops over the eye.
It's usually caused by ageing, an eye injury or as a result of eye surgery, but in Buha's case it happened because Botox was injected into the wrong part of her eyebrow.
Taking to Instagram and TikTok, the 33-year-old from Chicago explained how it happened and to raise awareness of the potential side-effects of Botox.
Buha went for a second treatment after she realised her right eyebrow hadn't "lifted" as well as her left.
But unfortunately, round two did not go according to plans it made her eyelid droop significantly.
After consulting with a plastic surgeon, she was told the left eye is overcompensating for the droopy right eye.
“I look two-faced, it’s so embarrassing,” she said.
“I can’t believe I’m showing this, like, are you kidding?”
The plastic surgeon told her it was the worst case of eye droop she had ever seen.
Now, Buha has to take special eye drops and do workouts so that her body metabolises the Botox more quickly.
Despite the botched Botox job and her embarrassment over her “crazy eyes”, Buha said she wouldn’t stop getting injections, which she started at the age of 30.
“You can judge me and say I’m crazy, but I’ve had Botox for three years, and I’ve never ever had a problem until this,” she said.
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