Years of laughing, squinting and just living can and will cause fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes to develop. For those of us that live in the sunny Tampa Bay area, we often aggravate our fine lines and wrinkles around eyes by being in the sun all the time.  Botox, an injectable treatment made from botulinum toxin, can temporarily eliminate those fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, giving your skin a younger, fresher, more rested appearance.

Botox is a relatively safe way to diminish the appearance of wrinkles around eyes caused by the movement of our facial muscles. It works by blocking the nerve response at the injection site.  When injected into wrinkles around the eyes, Botox temporarily eliminates creases by relaxing the muscles.   Botox can also help to prevent more lines from being formed, at least while the medication is still in your system.

The procedure to reduce wrinkles around the eyes is to inject 1 to 3 cc’s of Botox and saline into the muscle around the eyes. The effect lasts anywhere from 2 – 4 months, depending on the amount of product used and the severity of the wrinkles in each individual. The effects are thought to last longer with each subsequent treatment. While a bit of mild discomfort might be felt during the injection you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately. Botox can take 7 to 14 days to take full effect, though you may notice a difference in as little as a few days. The most common side effect of Botox is slight bruising at the injection site. When side effects do occur they are usually the result of over-treatment. Therefore, the most important recommendation we can give is to make sure Botox is administered by a doctor or trained medical professional in an accredited medical facility.

Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board certified facial plastic surgeon and Director of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida says, “Botox is a safe and effective treatment for reducing wrinkles around eyes when used in accordance with FDA-approved procedures.” Dr. Dominic recommends Botox as an option to patients who have fine lines and wrinkles around eyes and are looking to temporarily eliminate them and give their skin a younger, more rested appearance.

According to Dr. Dominic, “It is important to work with a qualified medical professional that understands the musculature of the face in order to provide the best treatment.  Poorly qualified technicians often inject too much Botox and often do not inject in the right location which means the results may look fake or unnatural.” At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, our medical personnel are well trained to administer the correct dosages in order to provide the most natural results.

If you are considering Botox to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around eyes and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa at 813-975-3223 or visit us online.


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