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Botox Under Eyes

Botox Under Eyes

Botulinum Toxin Type A has been used for over 10 years for removing or reducing the appearance of facial lines. Some people start to develop facial lines before others and some never have wrinkles at all. It has been suggested and supported that skin type and lifestyle have a lot to do with whether or not wrinkles appear early or not at all. Smokers and those people excessively exposing themselves to the sun, have a greater chance of developing wrinkles earlier than those who do not smoke and avoid excessive sun rays or use appropriate sun block. Botox under eyes is used to treat lines and wrinkles under the eyes.

How does Botox work?

The Botox procedure injects a precise amount of Botox into the muscle tissue of the areas to be treated for lines. The Botox acts as a retardant for the nerves that control the muscles and blocks the signal sent from the nerve endings into the muscle. This will prevent the muscles from contracting in the normal way and causing the skin overlaying it to fold or wrinkle. Therefore the wrinkles will disappear or appear reduced for as long as the Botox lasts. Botox injections last for around 4 months.

Where can you use Botox injections?

Botox can be used to reduce the prominence of lines and wrinkles around the mouth, the neck, over the eye brows and the eyelids. Botox under eyes to remove wrinkles is also an option. The key when performing Botox surgery is to inject the right amount of Botox in the right areas to create the desired outcome.

Is using Botox under eyes safe?

Using Botox under eyes is a very precise procedure requiring a surgeon with a lot of experience in that particular area of the face. The orbicularis, which is the lower eyelid muscle, is what causes wrinkles under the eyes and is the muscle the keeps the lower eyelid against the eye. This is the muscle that must be injected with Botox to relax it and prevent it from tightening. This procedure is extremely delicate as the orbicularis works with the cheek muscles and if it is relaxed too much, it can cause the lower eyelid to droop. Administering Botox under eyes requires a very experienced cosmetic surgeon because, although it is not a surgical procedure, a high level of experience and skill is required to get the treatment right.

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