Botox for Under Eye Wrinkles: Know the Limitations!

Botox for Under Eye Wrinkles: Know the Limitations! | W. John Murrell, M.D. | Amarillo, TXLife has given you a lot to smile about. All the good times have produced laughs, and maybe even some happy tears. All in all, there is no reason to trade this for anything, even wrinkle-free eyelids. If the signs of living have become so noticeable that you feel self-conscious or dissatisfied with your appearance, you may have started to wonder about Botox. This common cosmetic treatment has been used for some time to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, so why not jump right in to see if the lower lids can be rejuvenated with a few injections?

Not so fast!

Botox is an incredible anti-aging treatment. In many cases, it is possible to diminish under-eye wrinkling with this injectable; but not always.

The purpose of administering Botox is to reduce wrinkles, yes; but the mechanism matters. The way that these injectable drug works are by relaxing muscles. This releases the tugging that is pressed upon the skin and superficial tissue, which then lets the skin lie smoothly. The lines and wrinkles that develop under the eye occur only in part because of muscle movement. As such, these lines need to be approached with extreme care. If Botox is not used meticulously, the result of treatment could be bagging and drooping. It may even make it difficult to fulfill functions like closing your eyes or blinking.

Seek the Right Procedure for the Job

Under eye wrinkles, bags, and dark circles are common complaints that we hear from men and women of all ages. At the same time, we also hear a clear desire to remedy these concerns without surgery. As much as possible, we try to accommodate the unique needs of each patient. However, to treat under eye conditions with Botox without serious consideration would be remiss.

Blepharoplasty may be the most appropriate method of reducing lines and wrinkles across the lower eyelid. The procedure is minimally-invasive, performed to lift and tighten the superficial tissue that has thinned and weakened over time. Recovery from blepharoplasty is relatively short, and usually only mildly uncomfortable, if at all. Therefore, it should not be assumed that this surgery would be far more complex than routine Botox injections.

Are under eye wrinkles and bags causing you to feel less attractive? Let us help. Call 806-351-1177 for a visit to one of our Amarillo offices.

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