They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Well, we don’t know how true that is, but one cannot deny that the eyes are the first to show signs of aging on your face. As we grow older, the area around our eyes starts developing fine lines and wrinkles causing us to look old; sometimes older than we actually are. But, thanks to the marvels of modern medical science, aging eyes aren’t much of a problem anymore. With Botox treatment, you can practically wipe away those wrinkles and lines.
What is Botox?
Botox, chemically referred to as Botulinum Toxin A, is actually a toxin produced by a strain of bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum. This toxin causes a lethal form of food poisoning known as ‘botulism’. However, after pharmacological treatment, small doses of the toxin can be used for beneficial medical purposes. The Botulinum Toxin, when injected into the muscles, restricts the development of wrinkles by inhibiting chemical signals that encourage muscle contractions.
Botox injections are very safe as long as the procedure is carried out by a trained and experienced eye surgeon. It is also a much safer, simpler and convenient alternative to cosmetic surgery or traditional eye-lid surgery.
When to get Botox treatment?
Botox treatment is purely cosmetic, which means there are no serious medical conditions that require Botox. Nevertheless, patients who feel that there are too many wrinkles around their eyes or near the corners of their eyes can opt for Botox treatment. It is a treatment carried out purely to enhance the person’s appearance and make them look younger.
Who is an ideal patient?
Botox is suitable for most individuals, but it would be wise to talk to an Oculoplastic Surgeon before going in for treatment. It is generally a safe idea for breastfeeding mothers, patients on medication, and individuals suffering from muscle disorders, nerve disorders, or chronic allergies to avoid Botox.
Botox treatment is extremely simple. All the surgeon has to do is inject 1 to 3 CCs of Botox diluted with saline into the muscles occupying the area around or underneath the eyes. After the injection, patients may experience some very basic discomfort. This discomfort will subside eventually, allowing the patient to resume normal activity right after treatment. There will be a noticeable difference in your under-eye area in a few days, but it takes almost 2 weeks for the Botox to take complete effect around the eyes. The recovery is almost immediate, so you won’t have to worry about performing your daily activities after treatment.
Do you feel that your eyes might need that youthful touch? If you reside at Palm Springs or Palm Desert, feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Hui for a proper consultation on Botox treatments for your eyes.