I am a 46 year old healthy man and have just started to see bags under my eyes. When I smile, I see wrinkles around my eyes. Will Botox help reduce the problem?
Does Botox Help Reduce Under Eye Bags?
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Botox on lower eyelids: may help wrinkles but may worsen bags
Botox is used to reax muscles. Muscles that repeatedly contract can cause wrinkles to appear worse.
Therefore, Botox may help minimize lower eyelid wrinkles.
However, lower eyelid muscles may help hold back the fat that surrounds the eye ball (globe) when the muscles contract, they can push back the fat making the lower eyelid bags look better. Try this by looking into a mirror and squinting. The lower eyelid bags usually improve. A poor analogy is what happens to your belly when you tighten up your muscles.
The problem with botox and bags is that the relaxed muscle sometimes allows your fat to bulge out a little more.
This is a little oversimplified but I hope it helps you to understand.
Botox around the eyes
Botox is meant to reduce the wrinkles that are caused by overactive muscle. It will not correct the bags under the eyes. Surgery would be one option to reduce the bags or redrape them, another option is to have filler placement at the juction of the bags and your cheek to help smooth the transition area.
A board certified plastic surgeon could determine what is the right procedure for you.
Does Botox Help Reduce Under Eye Bags?
Botox is used to relax muscles. Muscles that repeatedly contract can cause wrinkles to appear worse. Therefore, Botox may help minimize lower eyelid wrinkles.
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Botox under eyes
It is possible to put Botox underneath the eye to help with those lines as well as the small bags that form under the eyes. A small bleb of botox (1-2 units) is placed in the area where the bags are. This should really only be done when the crow's feet are being treated wtih Botox at the same time, otherwise the effect will be minimal.Keep in mind, that, the cheek muscles are strong and if you have bulbous or bigger cheeks, lines will continue to form underneath the eyes as that excess skin is displaced upwards as you smile. Also, bruising is definitely a possible side effect of injecting in this area. I think it's a small amount of Botox may be the best way to go, if you are treating crows feet as well.
The best way to correct the appearance of under eye bags is elevate the depressions in this area that are creating a "bag." Volume loss is the root of this development and therefore, a filler such as Voluma is an effective treatment option. Voluma is used to create a smooth surface between the eye and the cheek, so that the patient does not have contours in this area that create the appearance of under eye circles.
Early eyelid bags.
Under Eye Bags: Botox Vs. Blepahroplasty
It's not unusual for patients to develop loose lower eyelid skin with prominent fat pads and eyelid wrinkles during the aging process. When this situation arises, botox treatments are rarely indicated. Although botox may help fine eyelid wrinkles, it probably won't help eyelid bags and may possibly make them worse.
Under these circumstances, blepharoplasty surgery is probably indicated. This procedure would address loose eyelid skin, eyelid wrinkles and fat pads. Blepharoplasty is associated with excellent clinical results and high levels of patient satisfaction.
When patients have complex eyelid problems, it's important to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. This surgeon should be able to make an appropriate recommendation to address your eyelid concerns.
Botox can help under eye wrinkles and bunching, but does not flatten true under eye bags.
Does Botox Help Reduce Under Eye Bags
Dermal Fillers can help address the loss of volume that you are experiencing as part of the ageing process.
If it is a mild case of eye bags, then fillers may do the job if not you may need Surgery.
You should consult with a Plastic Surgeon who is capable of choosing the best treatment option for you.
Hope this helps
Does Botox help with under eye bags?
A lower blepharoplasty performed through a trans-conjunctival approach inside the eyelids will address removal of the bags( three fatty compartments) in the lower lids.
For many examples of eyelid surgery, please see the link below
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