Wrinkles Around the Eyes| What Are the Options?Posted on June 5, 2017
Treating wrinkles around the eyes has been a concern for both men and women for ages. According to a recent online article the treatments that are available for use at home are marginal at best. The results of professional treatments are markedly better and therefore most people find them well worth the investment. Some of the most popular treatments include Botox injections. Botox injections consist of a protein called botulinum toxin and is injected through a needle directly into the muscles of the face. When Botox is injected eventually the muscles relax and are unable to contract. This is how it is able to soften the wrinkles around the eyes. Botox injection on the outer corner of the eye is a relatively straightforward procedure with mild temporary pain or discomfort. Patient can resume normal activity right away. For most patients the results last approximately 4 months. It is important to choose an experienced injector as Botox is a chemical and patients can have negative reactions especially if injected improperly. Chemical peels are also an option for treating wrinkles around the eyes. It is important to understand the difference between different types of lasers and peels especially as they relate to their safety when used around the eye area. In general, the deeper the peel penetrates to be effective, the longer the recovery. It is important to be clear on what can be expected with respect to overall recovery time as well as results. A blepharoplasty is also an excellent solution for patients who have wrinkles on the eyelids that cause drooping. A blepharoplasty also addresses bags and loose and lax skin underneath the eye area. Dr. Kim encourages patients to consider blepharoplasty as soon as they begin to see the signs of aging around their eyes. Patients were considering eyelid rejuvenation are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.