The eyes are the windows to the soul, which is why many put extra effort into keeping their eyes looking youthful. As we age, lines and wrinkles can begin to form around the eyes from the many facial expressions we make every day. Botox is the gold standard for treating dynamic lines and wrinkles around the eyes without surgery for a rejuvenated look.
Where Can Botox Be Used Around the Eyes?
When it comes to the eyes, Botox is most commonly used to soften the look of crow’s feet and the lines between the eyebrows, also known as the “11’s”. Meticulous injections can also be used to combat droopy eyelids, and some doctors will use Botox as an off-label procedure beneath the eyes to smooth lines as well.
While Botox can be used to treat dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that are caused by repetitive muscle contractions over time), it cannot be used to treat all wrinkles. Fine lines that are caused by sun damage or creases due to loss of facial volume will need to be addressed with a dermal filler instead, such as Juvéderm or Restylane.
What is Treatment Like?
The steps involved in a Botox treatment will be the same regardless of the treatment area, including around the eyes. A very fine needle will be used to inject the Botox. Treatment is quick-about 15 minutes- so you can return to your everyday routine in no time! Patients can expect to see results after 3-5 days, with results lasting between 3-6 months.
Are you ready to rejuvenate your eyes for a more youthful appearance? If so, contact BOYD in Ann Arbor or Birmingham today to schedule your consultation! Dr. Boyd and his talented team will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic goals.