Botox is a popular anti-wrinkle treatment that is sought out by millions of people across the world. Despite its popularity, there are risks associated with the use of botox, especially when it’s injected into the facial muscles. So is it safe to get botox near your eyes.
How botox works
When botox is injected into the muscles it blocks the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. As the muscles relax, the overlying skin becomes smoother, so wrinkles are reduced.
Is it safe to get botox near my eyes?
Botox is FDA cleared for smoothing fine lines at the corner of the eyes, also known as crow’s feet. This requires injecting the drug directly into the related muscles. Botox is also used ‘off label’ to treat under-eye wrinkles.
In addition to being used cosmetically around the eyes to treat crow’s feet, botox has long been used by ophthalmologists to treat medical conditions such as eyelid twitching, lazy eye, and dry eyes. This involves injecting botox around and under the eyes.
While it is safe to get botox near the eyes, there are potential side-effects that patients need to be aware of before treatment. Side-effects include droopy eyelids, blurred vision, and dry eyes.
Due to the possible risks associated with botox treatment, patients should have the drug administered only by an experienced, suitably qualified medical professional. Ideally, this should be a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. A skilled, qualified injector has the capability to deal with any complications that may arise.
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