How Can BOTOX® Revive Aging Eyes?
When it comes to keeping your face looking youthful and fresh, don’t forget about your eyes! For most of us, forehead wrinkles and thin lips are some of the first signs of facial aging we address, but changes around the eyes can add to an aged appearance more than you may realize. At Lake Buena Vista Aesthetics in Orlando, FL, our expert team of cosmetic injectors helps patients restore a smoother, younger appearance with a wide range of injectables, including BOTOX. Keep reading to learn more about how BOTOX can be used around the eyes and where else on the face BOTOX may be beneficial.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is an injectable neurotoxin, or wrinkle relaxer, that contains a purified strain of botulinum toxin. When injected into a facial muscle, BOTOX binds with neuroreceptors to temporarily “freeze” the muscle. With the muscle effectively paralyzed, surface lines and wrinkles associated with muscle movements and facial expressions – known as dynamic lines and wrinkles – are able to relax, giving patients a much smoother and softer look.
Where can BOTOX be used on the face?
The most common concerns that can be addressed with BOTOX injectable wrinkle relaxers include:
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
Can BOTOX be used around the eyes?
Absolutely. Most often, BOTOX around the eyes is used to soften Crow’s feet, which are located at the outer corners of the eyes and caused by smiling or squinting. However, BOTOX can also help to improve creases under the eyes and near the tear trough, dramatically softening a patient’s appearance. Because these areas are small, delicate, and near important structures – like the eyes themselves – it is critical to choose a highly qualified and experienced injector to perform BOTOX eye injections. Patients should also take great care to avoid touching or rubbing the face and eyes after receiving BOTOX injections, as this can potentially cause the BOTOX to migrate to unwanted areas, leading to adverse consequences like a droopy eyelid or facial asymmetry.
How long does BOTOX last around the eyes?
On average, patients can expect the effects of BOTOX to last for about 3 – 4 months. Most men and women choose to schedule routine BOTOX injections about 3 – 4 times per year to maintain a consistent look over time, often scheduling their appointments before the previous round of BOTOX begins to “wear off.” The longevity of BOTOX does vary somewhat from person to person, however, depending on how quickly their body breaks down the product, how many units were injected, how much the BOTOX was diluted, and other factors.
Patients who exercise heavily and/or often may notice that they require BOTOX slightly more often than every 3 – 4 months. During your initial consultation for BOTOX injections in Orlando, FL, one of our knowledgeable team members will recommend an injectable treatment schedule that helps you stay looking and feeling your very best in the most convenient way possible.
Get softer, younger-looking eyes with BOTOX in Orlando, FL
If lines and wrinkles around your eyes are beginning to age you, we can help. To learn more about how cosmetic injectables, like BOTOX and many others, can help to restore a more youthful look around your eyes, call Lake Buena Vista Aesthetics to schedule your consultation with our expert team of cosmetic injectors today.