When you smile, the muscles of your face contract causing wrinkles around and under your eyes. You may not even realize you are doing it but with time these wrinkles can add up if you don’t do anything about them.
Botox is a nonsurgical procedure used to reduce lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles. It can be injected to smooth crow’s feet, glabellar lines (the frown lines between your eyebrows), and forehead wrinkles.
Usually, doctors use Botox to treat dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and glabellar lines. It can also be injected to tighten the forehead and brows.
It’s a great option for patients who want to look refreshed and well rested without the need for surgery. The procedure is quick and doesn’t require any downtime.
Do you have “jelly rolls” or dark circles under your eyes? If so, dermal fillers may be a better option. These treatments help plump up the skin beneath your eyes and can prevent those “jelly rolls” from forming in the future.
When injected into specific facial muscles, Botox blocks nerve impulses that cause those muscles to contract. This paralyzes the muscles and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Injections are safe for most people and can be performed by a board-certified doctor or plastic surgeon. However, some patients experience bruising or swelling at the injection site.
If you are interested in treating your bags or dark circles under the eyes with botox, we recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your options. Dr. Nicholas Lahar of Beverly Hills will give you a physical exam and make a recommendation to improve your overall facial aesthetics.