Botox injections are a suitable treatment for the non-surgical reduction of facial signs of aging. This medical spa procedure received FDA approval in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines on the forehead. Subsequently, in 2013 Botox was approved by the FDA for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provides Botox injections for eye rejuvenation to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding locations.
Reduction of Eye Bags with Botox
The treatment of dark circles or bags under the eyes by injecting Botox is an off-label use in the United States.
A 2003 study aimed to understand whether Botox injections around and under the eyes could mitigate the appearance of wrinkles in these regions. These injections were given to 19 female participants.
Women who received Botox in the lower lids and crow’s feet area were more likely to report positive outcomes in comparison to those who only received injections in their lower lids.
These outcomes indicate that Botox injections can help the lower eyelid appear plumper and fuller, which helps mitigate wrinkles and under eye bags.
Reduction of Crow’s Feet with Botox
Crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines) are the fine lines, and wrinkles appear on the far outside corners of the eye. These wrinkles may create a tired appearance in the eye area making a person appear older than their age.
Botox has received FDA approval for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet. The procedure is designed to create a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance around the eyes.
Botox Study for Crow’s Feet Reduction
Botox manufacturer, Allergan Inc. conducted extensive research and tests to highlight the efficacy of these injections in reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. This led the FDA to approve Botox for the treatment of these lines. Allergan undertook a significant study with over 1,000 adult participants who were divided into two groups.
One group of 833 participants received Botox injectables for crow’s feet while the other group did not receive any treatment. The Botox treated group showed a significant reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet compared to the group that did not undergo any treatment.
Botox for the Treatment of Frown Lines
A person may appear angry or tired due to the presence of frown lines. Botox can effectively eliminate these lines. The removal of these lines between the brows can make a person look more approachable and rested at work or social settings.
Botox injectable medical spa treatment relaxes the facial muscles that cause the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and prevents these lines from becoming deeper. The time taken to complete the procedure is only around ten minutes.
Injecting Botox is an art where the most effective and natural looking results require administering the injections in the correct muscles and appropriate dose by a skilled doctor.
How does Botox Work?
Botox contains the neurotoxin known as Botulinum, which impedes the communication between the muscle and nerve when injected into the muscle in the right dosage.
This is a non-invasive treatment. The Botox injection provider uses fine needles to inject it directly into the hyperactive muscle that is causing the formation of the wrinkle. The chemical stops the communication between the muscle and the nervous system temporarily upon reaching the muscle.
Dr. Gregg Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and nearby areas for Botox injectable treatment for reduction of eye bags.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090.
Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.