In a short time, Botox has become one of the leading treatment options for managing wrinkles as well as a number of other skin issues. But many patients are still left with questions regarding Botox applications and benefits. And one of the most common questions relates to the use of Botox for treating bags around the eyes. In this post, we answer the question: “Will a Botox treatment help in reducing bags under the eyes?
Botox Can be a Suitable Treatment Option
One of the many great benefits of Botox is that it’s a flexible skin treatment. It can be used for restoring the look of skin and blocking the nerves that contract muscles, reducing eye wrinkles over the long-term. But in addition to its benefits for wrinkle reduction, Botox can also be used to help mitigate the appearance of bags under the eyes. In combination with Restylane, Botox can be used to minimize the appearance of bags under the eyes and provide the skin in the area with a soft and supple appeal that will help the patient look their best in the coming years.
The Benefits of Botox
It’s important to consider all treatment options when analyzing how to remove bags from under the eyes. Patients don’t always have access to clear information on the available treatments, and so it’s important to review the following benefits that Botox treatment can offer:
Limited Time Requirements
A clear advantage of Botox treatment compared with other treatments for the reduction of eye bags is that Botox can be completed over a 15-minute period in the doctor’s office. This means that busy professionals don’t have to take an extended period of time away from the office for their treatment.
In comparison to surgical options for eye bag reduction, Botox treatments have minimal side-effects. Patients may experience some minor bruising or swelling in the initial period after treatment. But it’s rare for these issues to persist longer than 48 hours. Meanwhile, surgical options can cause significant pain and swelling and require a far longer recovery period as a result.
Even after the initial effects of the Botox wear off, patients often see a significant reduction in their bags under their eyes for the long-term. That’s because the muscles are used differently as the Botox helps to minimize the use of nerves in the area.
It’s a unique treatment option providing lasting benefits for patients looking to remove the bags from around their eyes. To learn more on Botox, contact our expert team today.