Most patients in the Louisville area are familiar with the injectable Botox, or onabotulinum toxin A. It is an extremely popular solution for the non-surgical correction of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Botox can do wonders for the wrinkles around the eyes as well. Since the eyes are one the major focal points of the face, Botox can result in a noticeably more youthful appearance.
For those that do not want to undergo invasive surgery such as eyelid surgery, Botox could be a great option. By blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract, Botox can temporarily diminish the appearance of lines between the brows, crow’s feet, and lines that run horizontally across the forehead.
Patients with under eye bags may also benefit from Botox injections, though it depends on the severity of sagging. If eye bags are too severe for Botox or fillers to treat, eyelid surgery, or a blepharoplasty may be the best solution.
In order to achieve optimal results, patients should repeat injections to maintain their youthful appearance. Dr. Salzman will inject the substance expertly and meticulously to avoid unwanted side effects such as droopy eyelids.
It is important to understand that some forms of wrinkles around the eyes cannot be corrected by Botox. These include lines caused by sun damage or soft tissue shrinkage. Dermal fillers are often the best option for these types of lines because they can replace volume loss.
If you are interested in Botox for lines or wrinkles around your eyes, contact Dr. Salzman’s office today. We would be happy to set up a consultation for you.