Can Botox Be Injected Under the Eye?

Can Botox Be Injected Under the Eye?

Botox under eyeYou’ve lived a happy life – and you wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  But that doesn’t stop you from wishing those crinkles under your eyes would just go away.  Whether they make an appearance when you smile or are always visible, you’re ready for smooth, line-free eyes.

You may know that Botox can help smooth away wrinkles and creases around the corners of your eyes – but can it actually help those creases underneath your eyes as well?

The answer just may surprise you.

Botox Under the Eye – Doable, with the Right Professional

Normally, Botox is only meant for use on the crow’s feet and forehead areas.  Botox relaxes the muscles underneath the skin, which helps minimize the appearance of stubborn wrinkles.  As these facial areas are subjected to repeated and exaggerated movement (through frowning, smiling, furrowing the brow, etc.), it makes sense that these places benefit the most from Botox.

However, the same rule of thumb doesn’t always apply for the undereye area.  If not properly injected by a professional, too much Botox can actually cause the area to become more baggy and droopy.  This is because Botox’s primary function is to weaken the underlying muscle, which can smooth wrinkles on the skin’s surface.  If too much Botox is injected into the undereye area, it could make it difficult for you to engage in healthy eye functions, like blinking and closing your eyes.

This is why it’s important for clients to seek out Botox injections from experienced plastic surgeon and professionals who have can deliver just the right amount to those creases under your eye.

It’s generally recommended that your professional inject 1-2 units of Botox in the undereye area.  This can help provide a smoothing appearance, without running the risk of baggy and droopy results.  It’s also important to target other wrinkles around the eye area at the same time as this treatment; otherwise, you won’t notice much of a difference.

Enjoy Superior Results at South Coast Plastic Surgery

At South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California, Dr. Mark Song is skilled at treating wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes – including under the eye.  For more information about Botox treatments, call (949) 701-4454 to schedule a consultation, or visit South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine today.

By | 2015-08-24T17:42:11-07:00 April 27th, 2015|
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