Botox injectables are an appropriate treatment for the reduction of facial signs of aging in a non-surgical manner.
This med spa procedure received approval from the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines in the forehead area. After that, in 2013, Botox also received FDA approval for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet.
Reduction of Eye Bags with Botox
The treatment of under eye bags or dark circles by injecting Botox is an off-label use in the US.
A study undertaken in 2003 aimed to understand whether Botox injected under and around the eyes could reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in these areas. In this study, Botox injections were administered to 19 female participants.
Participants who received Botox injections in the lower lids and crow’s feet area were more likely to report positive results compared to those who only received this treatment in the lower eyelids.
These results indicate that Botox injectables can help the lower lid appear fuller and plumper. This helps reduce the wrinkle and under eye bags in the eye area.
Treating Crow’s Feet with Botox
Crow’s feet, or lateral canthal lines, refer to the fine lines and wrinkles that radiate from the outside corners of the eyes. These wrinkles may cause a tired appearance in the eye region making an individual appear older than their age.
The FDA has approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet. This treatment is meant to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance around the eyes.
Botox Study for Crow’s Feet Reduction
Allergan Inc., the manufacturer of Botox, conducted in-depth research and extensive tests to showcase the efficiency of these injections in reducing the appearance of crow’s feet.
Due to this, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of such lines. Allergen conducted an extensive study with more than 1,000 adult participants who were segregated into two groups.
One group consisting of 833 participants received Botox injections for their crow’s feet while the other group did not undergo any treatment. The group that received Botox treatment showed a major reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet in comparison to the group that did not receive any treatment.
Botox for the Treatment of Frown Lines
An individual may appear tired or angry due to the appearance on frown lines. Botox can reduce these lines effectively. The elimination of these lines between the brows can make a person appear more rested and approachable at social settings or the workplace.
Botox injectable med spa treatment relaxes the muscles of the face responsible for the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as well as prevents these lines from becoming deeper. The procedure is typically completed in only around ten minutes.
Botox injections require significant skill where the most natural looking and effective outcomes are a result of injecting in the right muscles and the correct dose by a qualified provider.
How does Botox Work?
Botox comprises the neurotoxin called Botulinum, which obstructs communication between the nerve and muscle when injected into the underlying muscle in the appropriate dosage.
Botox is a non-surgical procedure where the provider uses fine needles to inject the medication directly into the overactive muscle that is responsible for the formation of the wrinkle. The chemical impedes communication between the nervous system and the muscle temporarily upon reaching the muscle.
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