Are you thinking about getting botox to treat the wrinkles around your eyes, but wonder if it’s safe to do so?Every year millions of people get botox injections to reduce dynamic wrinkles which are caused by muscle movement linked to expressions such as squinting, smiling, and frowning. But is it safe to get botox near your eyes?
How does botox work
Botox is a neurotoxin, so it works by relaxing the muscles responsible for the formation of expression lines. When botox is injected into the targeted muscle it blocks the transmission of signals from the nerves to the muscles, which reduces muscle contractions. This leads to smoother skin, fewer wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance.
Is it safe to get botox near your eyes?
Botox is FDA approved for smoothing wrinkles at the corner of the eyes (crow’s feet), so it can be safely used near your eyes. Also, botox has been used safely in the field of ophthalmology for many years to treat medical conditions such as eyelid twitching and lazy eye. Treating these conditions involves making botox injections in the muscles near the eyes.
If you are considering getting botoxnear your eyes it’s essential to be aware of possible side effects including droopy eyelids, as well as pain and swelling at the injection site. When botox injectionsarestrategically placed using the correct dosage and technique, side-effects are minimal. That’s the reason why botox should only be administered by askilled, experienced physician.
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