Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in this country and a favorite among women and men who are looking to improve their appearance. Botox has a long history in ophthalmology and was first used for spasms around the eyelids in the 1980s. It is still the most effective treatment for certain medical conditions. Many specialists now use Botox to reduce wrinkles on the face, primarily around the eyes. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Brian Brazzo are among the most experienced and highly trained doctors in the use of Botox for removing wrinkles, lines, and contour irregularities.
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
What are the Benefits of Botox Around the Eye?
Botox is a very safe, naturally occurring protein that causes muscles to relax. When placed around the wrinkles of the forehead and eyes, it helps to smooth out the skin. The effect typically lasts three to four months. Physicians can reduce the frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, and horizontal lines on the forehead and eyebrow. Botox can also be used to shape the eyebrows and treat vertical lip lines.
How is Botox Administered?
Dr. Brazzo, a trusted New York City plastic surgeon, will review your specific medical history and concerns and discuss with you the best application of Botox. The medicine is injected with a very small needle directly under the skin. Topical anesthetic can be first applied so the discomfort is even less. The injections take only a few seconds. The results become apparent after two or three days. Bruising rarely occurs and tends to fade quickly. You can return to all normal activities immediately.