I have botox for my forehead, loving it. What kind of product(s) can reduce the under eye lines? Does Botox help?
Does Botox Help with the Under Eye Lines?
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There are options for you to significantly improve fine lines beneath the eye.
Botox is often used to reduce "crow's feet" to the side of the eyes however, it can be used in very small quantities to reduce fine lines under the eyes as well. Other options may include dermal fillers (Restylane), laser resurfacing or surgery to remove excess skin.
Best Treatment for Lower Eye Lid lines and wrinkles
Wrinkles are caused by a combination of repeated muscle movements under the skin as well as skin thinning and stretching. While Botox is used with great results elsewhere in the face its use in the lower lid is quite problematic. Weakening the thin muscle right under the lower lid skin removed the support for the fat right under the eye globe and leads to ugly protrusion of the fat causing turned red and puffly lower lids thereby defeating the whole purpose of the treatment. Instead, such wrinkles are smoothed either with a simple "skin pinch" removal surgery of the lower lid or shrinking and smoothing using the ProFractional Erbium laser by Sciton. You may want to look it up on YouTube.
Botox is uncommonly used for under eyelid lines
The lines might improve from Botox injecitons in the lower eyelids but many patients develop more problematic side effects such as puffiness or droopiness of the lower eyelids which can cause a functional problem. Laser or plasma resurfacing or possibly skin excision and blepharoplasty might be better options.
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Restylane is best for under eye lines
Botox cannot be used under the eyes. The under eye area needs to be treated with a filler. For under eye circles I prefer using Restylane.
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Botox and under eye lines
In many patients, a small amount of Botox used just below the eye helps reduce the appearance of small "crepey" wrinkles that commonly occur in that area. It should be used with caution in older patients and patients who have had a lower lid Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Botox isa not really used for under eye wrinkles. Sometimes lasers or simple skin excision can help with those lines.
Botox can help with undereye wrinkles
Botox works by relaxing the muscles and is especially effective for the crows feet around the eyes. It can also help with horizontal lower eyelid wrinkles and can be often done in combination with a soft tissue filler.
Lower eyelid lines and Botox
Botox is often used to treat the crowsfeet area around the lateral part of the eyelids. It is also possible to use a lower dosage to treat the lower eyelid wrinkles, however the risk of developing weakness in closing the eyelid is higher. Other options for treating lower eyelid lines include eyelid sugery (blepharoplasty), injectable fillers (Restylane) and laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels.
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