Fine lines and wrinkles around the upper and lower eyelids, crow’s feet around the eyes, and frown lines between the brows can make the upper face look tired and old. Under eye bags can also make the eyes appear tired, even after a good night’s sleep.
People seeking to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of their eye area may consider non-surgical Botox injections.
The FDA had approved Botox treatment for reducing frown lines between the brows in 2002. In addition, it approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet in 2013. Botox injections can effectively treat under eye bags and minor wrinkles and fine lines surrounding the lids.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides Botox injections for eye rejuvenation to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities.
Benefits of Botox
Botox injectable procedure does not involve any risks and complications that are usually associated with a plastic surgery such as eyelid lift.
As this treatment does not involve any incisions or cuts, the possibility of asymmetrical scars is also avoided. Botox can be undertaken as an in-office procedure without the requirement for sedation or general anesthesia.
Working professionals and busy moms are good candidates for Botox as they can simply resume their normal routine immediately after the treatment. The time taken to complete the procedure is under 30 minutes for the brows and eyes.
Suitable for Brow Lines
The FDA has approved Botox for the treatment of vertical brow lines. Repetitive facial movements such as frowning, smiling, or squinting can lead to permanent marks over time. Botox will work to reduce these marks and lines by controlling muscle contractions in the treated areas.
Botox can reduce vertical lines between the brows as well as the horizontal lines on the forehead. This procedure can gently smooth the brow region to offer a more youthful, rejuvenated eye appearance.
Reduction of Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines) are the fine lines and wrinkles that radiate outwardly from the outer corners of the eyes. These lines can make the eyes to look tired and the individual to appear older than their actual age. The FDA gave its approval for Botox to be used as a cosmetic procedure for the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes in 2013.
Botox helps the eyes appear rested, rejuvenated, and more youthful. It is also used for several off-label facial anti-aging treatments in areas where underlying dynamic facial muscles are causing fine lines and minor wrinkles on the surface of the skin.
How does it work?
The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum neurotoxin, which has a unique quality that causes obstruction in the communication between the nerve and the muscle when injected directly into a muscle in prescribed amounts.
The treatment provider will use fine needles to inject the drug directly into the hyperactive muscle, which will help it relax and allow the wrinkle to fade away.