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Botox for Eyes

 

 

What is Botox?

 

Botox is a natural, purified protein that was initially developed as a way to treat eye problems like excessive blinking and strabismus. It quickly developed a reputation in the cosmetic world when it was discovered to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Today doctors are using Botox for everything from migraines to depression. 
 

How can Botox help the eye area?

 

Botox blocks signals between nerves and muscles preventing injected muscles from contracting. This makes it useful to soften and prevent wrinkles and lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) that develop as we age. When injected into the forehead, Botox can also lift falling eyebrows, causing a slight lifting of the eye area and helping to alleviate the problem of sagging or “hooded” eyelids. Botox can also soften, if not completely eliminate, horizontal lines above and between the eyebrows, preventing the grimacing, furrowed brow look.

 

 

Are Botox injections around the eyes painful?

 
Botox used around the eyes and in between the eyebrows feels similar to Botox used anywhere else on the body. It’s administered via an injection so there’s a small stinging sensation. The needle is very fine, and generally the treatment is well tolerated as discomfort is minimal and brief. Anesthetic cream can be used, if preferred.
 

How long do the results last?

 

Botox used around the eyes to treat wrinkles and lines lasts between three to six months before lines slowly begin to return. The treatment can then we redone to keep wrinkles from showing and new wrinkles from forming.

 

Is Botox safe to use around the eyes?

 

Yes. It’s good to remember that Botox treats the facial muscles around the eyes. The eyes and sockets are not touched. Botox has been used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the face for many years. It was approved for cosmetic use by the US F.D.A in 2002, and it’s been widely tested and used for decades all around the world. Side effects are rare, though some people may experience temporary headaches, bruising or redness at the injection site. There is no downtime, and you can immediately resume normal daily activities.

 

Who should avoid Botox around the eyes?

 

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive Botox. Also, Botox may not be suitable for patients with conditions that affect muscle activity, such as Bell's Palsy.

 

Price:

 

From $300 onwards, depending on the area. Prices are subject to 7% GST.

 

Interested to find out more?

 

Email or call us at 6738 9989 for an appointment now.