Have you been told that you have "old eyes"? Maybe when you look at yourself in the mirror, you feel like your eyes look old. Typically, when someone complains of having old eyes, what they really mean is that the skin around their eyes is beginning to look older. There are a number of procedures and treatments you can rely on to help reduce the signs of aging, from wrinkles to sagging eyelids. One that you may want to consider is Botox injections.
Where around the eyes can Botox be used?
Botox is not typically used under the eyes, but the good news is that the under-eye area is rarely the area that looks aged. Typically, the aged look comes from fine lines to the outside of the eyes, which are known as crow's feet. It can also be caused by sagging eyelids or by deeper wrinkles above the eyes in the eyebrow area. Botox can be used in all of these areas. It's a really common treatment for crow's feet, and it is also often injected in the eyebrow region and between the eyes.
What does Botox actually do?
There's a common misconception that Botox is a filler and adds volume beneath the skin. But this is not actually how it works. Rather, it binds to nerve endings, and in doing so, it keeps the muscles in the surrounding area from contracting. When the muscles are not contracted, they take up more space. In the case of wrinkles and lines around the eyes, this is often all the volume you need. The skin is really thin in these areas, so fillers are often more than is needed. Botox can add just enough plumpness to make your eyes look younger without making your skin look too taut.
What will Botox feel like?
Since the area around your eyes is so delicate, having injections here can be a little intimidating. However, the procedure is not as painful or scary as you might be thinking. Most practitioners will apply a numbing agent to the skin before they give you the injections, so you'll barely feel anything when the Botox is injected. Afterwards, the area around your eyes may feel a little puffy and sore, but only for a day or two.
Botox injections often add just enough volume and fullness to the area around your eyes. If your eyes are looking "old," this is a solution to explore.