Eyes are one of the most important and most noticeable features on your face and you cannot afford any kind of skin imperfection at least in this area. But as you age, fine lines begin to appear under and around the eyes. This is because collagen fibers underneath your skin break down, making your skin thin and less flexible, thereby making it more prone to wrinkling and sagging. Whilst the entire skin on your face gets affected by this collagen deficiency, skin around the eyes, being the most delicate part of face, gets the most of it. Since the eyes are the most noticeable feature on your face, you simply cannot afford to have wrinkles or puffiness around them.
Since ages men and women have been looking for best treatment options on how to eliminate fine lines under the eyes, but could not find an effective procedure until the invention of Botox. Botox or botulinum toxin is a popular prescribed medicine that is widely used by the dermatologists around the world to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles. This injectable drug has also been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat numerous neurological muscle disorders, ranging from excessive sweating to muscles spasms and chronic headaches.
Besides, oculoplastic surgeons also use this neurotoxin to treat spastic eye muscle disorders, including misaligned eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled eyelid twitching (blepharospasm). Surgeons also use Botox injections to treat drooping eyelids. That said, let’s have a look how Botox works when used to treat fine lines under the eyes. The toxin is injected directly into the skin under the eyes where it works by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkle formation under the eyes. Effects of the treatment can be seen immediately after getting the injection, and generally last for 12 to 16 weeks, depending on the extent of line, skin type and the technique used.