There is a famous proverb that the eyes are the windows of the soul. This means that your eyes project an image of who you are. Well rested, youthful and enthusiastic eyes reveal that you are an energetic person, whereas tired eyes with dark circles and under-eye bags project image of a depressed and aloof person. Eyes with wrinkles, lines and puffiness also give an inaccurate reflection of your emotional state and energy level. If wrinkles around your eyes are also giving false impression of your personality and are making you look older than you really are, it is probably time to take action.
Botox Treatment for wrinkles around eyes has proven to be the most effective procedure to eliminate vertical wrinkles on the forehead between the eyebrows as well as those around and in the corners of the eyes. Besides treating crow’s feet, the botulinum toxin is also widely used to remove frown lines, smile lines and wrinkles around mouth and neck, that gradually appear over time. Additionally, the drug is also FDA approved to treat several other diseases, including migraines and excessive sweating problems.
What is Botox and how it works?
Botox (or botulinum toxin A) is made from the botulinum neurotoxin, a poisonous substance that can cause muscle paralysis called botulism. However, when injected directly into a muscle in approved doses, this toxin temporarily paralyzes the muscle, preventing it from tightening, thus fading out the wrinkles and expression lines on your face. In September 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved Botox Treatment for wrinkles around eyes.
Botox is also used to treat several other issues related to eyes including strabismus – misaligned eyes – and blepharospasm – uncontrolled eye blinking. The drug has been developed and approved by the Food and Drug Association keeping eye safety in mind.
Risks associated with Botox injection
Botox Treatment for wrinkles around eyes is relatively safe, but only when performed by a skilled clinician. The most common side effects associated with these anti-wrinkle injections include slight swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or neck pain. If the injection is not placed correctly over the muscle, there is a possibility that the medication may spread into adjacent tissues, causing problems such as:
- Eyelid droop
- Cockeyed eyebrows
- Dry eye or excessive tearing
- Crooked smile
Though these side effects are not very common, seek immediate medical help if you notice any of these effects any time after the treatment.
Are Botox effects permanent?
Botox effects are not permanent and so are its side effects. Both the positive and negative effects of the injection start fading in few months and once the Botox effects are fully gone, you can get another injection to look fresh and young. Effects of Botox treatment for eyes or face last for 3 to 4 months, while effects of Botox for Hyperhidrosis last for 4 to six months.
Select your physician carefully
Though Botox treatment for eyes is one of the safest ways to eliminate wrinkles, creases and fine lines from your face, it can be dangerous if administered incorrectly. So use the toxin only under an experienced doctor’s care. Ask for a referral from your primary care doctor or look for a doctor who specializes in your condition. Choose a doctor who has a comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy, so that he could target the right muscle. Make sure your clinician has a medical practice that focuses on facial aesthetics and has experience in administering Botox treatments.
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