Can Eye Wrinkles Be Smoothed with BOTOX®?

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Lines and wrinkles are among the first signs of facial aging to appear, with many people noticing these unwanted changes as early as their 30s or even before. Wrinkles around the eyes, like Crow's feet, can be particularly frustrating and can add years to a person's appearance. Whether you have already started to notice eye wrinkles or would like to get a jump start on preventive aging treatments, you may be interested in learning more about BOTOX wrinkle relaxers. At Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Orange County, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef and our skilled team of aesthetic specialists and injectors offer a diverse array of cosmetic injectables, including BOTOX, to help patients restore and maintain a more youthful appearance. Keep reading to learn more about how BOTOX works for eye wrinkles, including how soon you may notice an improvement in your skin texture and how long your results may last.

How does BOTOX erase wrinkles?

BOTOX cosmetic contains a purified strain of Botulinum toxin type A, which can be injected into muscles to force temporary paralysis. For dynamic wrinkles — meaning those associated with repetitive muscle movements and facial expressions — BOTOX injections work to relax the muscles responsible for dynamic (expressive) lines, causing the surface wrinkles and lines to smooth away.

Does BOTOX work for eye wrinkles?

Common facial expressions like squinting, smiling, frowning, and others can cause dynamic wrinkles around the eyes — including Crow's feet, lines between the brows, and others — to become more pronounced and eventually linger even while the facial muscles are at rest. By injecting BOTOX into these muscles, surface lines and wrinkles can be dramatically reduced.

How long does BOTOX work for Crow's feet?

In its cosmetic applications, BOTOX typically provides results lasting for about 3 – 4 months, though it is important to keep in mind that it can take up to a week for the full effects of BOTOX to become apparent.

What else can BOTOX be used for?

In addition to helping patients minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles around the eyes and elsewhere on the face, Dr. Motakef and our experienced team may recommend BOTOX injections to address a variety of other concerns, including functional issues. These may include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Migraine headaches
  • TMJ pain (jaw pain)
  • Gummy smile
  • Square jawline

Do I need fillers or BOTOX for eye wrinkles?

Patients considering cosmetic injectables should keep in mind that BOTOX and fillers serve two different purposes, with BOTOX being primarily reserved to smooth away dynamic wrinkles, whereas dermal fillers can help restore lost volume, fill in deep-set lines, and accentuate flat features. Because fillers and BOTOX have different applications, many patients benefit from a combination of fillers plus BOTOX wrinkle relaxers to tackle multiple signs of aging at once and achieve a more complete transformation. During your initial consultation for anti-aging injectables in Anaheim Hills, CA, Dr. Motakef or a member of our aesthetic team will discuss your available options and help curate a customized injectable treatment plan that can best help you achieve your desired outcome.

Refresh the window to your soul with BOTOX eye wrinkle relaxers in Orange County, CA

When it comes to your appearance, fewer features make as much of an impact as your eyes — often referred to as the "window to your soul." If your eyes are starting to age you beyond your years, it may be time to consider BOTOX injections to help restore a younger look. Discover the many exciting benefits of BOTOX wrinkle relaxers for virtually turning back the clock by calling Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef or one of our Anaheim Hills BOTOX injectors today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.