Botox and dysport work on the fine lines around and under the eye. They can cause some lifting of the brow and some opening of the eye. However, these products do not help with a sunken under eye or discoloration. For treatment of this a hyaluronic acid filler like juvederm, restylane, or belotero would be best. Make sure to go to an expert injector as this is an area that is frequently done wrong. Also, be aware the filling the under eye area may make the discoloration more obvious since it will be lifted up. Use of a bleaching agent / antioxidant can help with the pigmentation over time; however, treatment with chemical peels or lasers may be necessary.
Botox can be used to lift our eyes. Your eyes are well lifted so Botox would not help.
Tired appearance mostly due to skin pigmentation and loss of volume.
a. a good skin lightening cream to lighten under eye area
b. good eye cream to gradually fill in the volume, the baby fat that are normally lost
as we age.
c. Filler to fill in the volume in the region.
Thanks for your question and photo. Botox alone may not be the answer. It looks by the photos that you may need some under eye filler and skin lightening. Please see an experienced injector for a complete evaluation and treatment. You will love the results. Thanks again, best!!
Botox works extremely well for those lines that occur during your facial expressions - such as frowning, smiling, and raising your eyebrows. For the depressed areas under your eyes the most effective treatment will be a filler (Belotero or Restylane are good choices for this area). This will improve the contour of your lower lid-cheek transition and make it appear less "sunken".
Thank you for sharing your concerns. The problems that bother you cannot be corrected with Botox. Botox can help crow's feet at the side of your eyes and the frown lines between your eyes. Dermal fillers can help with the hollowed appearance of the lower eyelids. Hydroquinone 4% cream can improve dark eyelid skin. See an experienced eyelid surgeon to discuss options.
Unfortunately, Botox only works on muscles. Therefore, it will address those types of lines caused by overuse and chronic motion of the muscles of the forehead brow and crows feet area. The lines you are describing, the hollowness, and especially the discoloration, will not be affected by Botox. For the sunken look, I would recommend judicious filler such as Restylane placed into that area only by a very expert injector. This area is unforgiving to novice injectors. The fine lines directly below the eye, as opposed to the side of the eyes, can be treated with some kind of peel, such as a chemical peel or laser peel. Finally, there is no great solution for the blue/purple discoloration that is so common under the eyes. There are many skin creams which can help lighten this or obscure this, but to the best of my knowledge there is no one miracle cure for the vascular discoloration you're describing. If some of that darkness is caused by shadowing from the hollowness, that can be improved from the filler.
I hope this helps!
Best of Luck!
Botox is really for lines of animation more commonly used for the upper 1/3 of the face. Fillers can treats sunken areas of volume loss.
Botox will help treat the wrinkles around the eyes and forehead but cannot replace lost volume. The best treatments for lost volume are fillers such as Restylane, Belotero, or Juvederm. The key to volume replacement is to consult a board certified dermatologist who is a specialist in this delicate procedure. Best, Dr. Green
A good option for under eye "hollows" is hyaluronic acid filler injection. These injections are minimally invasive and very safe and effective to help volumize the hollowing in this area.
I would avoid Botox for the indication you describe. Be sure to see an oculofacial specialist or an injector with considerable experience in treating this area.
Altogether, the aging process of the face is
often related to volume loss, as well as bone loss and fat loss. We get excellent results rejuvenating and
recontouring the face with injectable fillers in combination with Botox, Dysport
or Xeomin. In most women, we place a
little filler in the mid face and cheeks to "lift" then we ad volume
to the jawline to maintain facial harmony and create a natural, smooth
appearance.In addition, I like to make
sure that all patients are on a skin care regimen that includes sun protection
in order to maintain a healthy glow and a tight skin tone to prevent further
appearance of aging. Because all of these treatments are nonsurgical and
largely preventative, it is important to seek out an expert who is board
certified and specializes in injectables and minimally invasive treatments