Guidelines of botulinum toxin injections to enhance the eyes
With age and the slackening of tissues, the end of the eyebrows tends to fall and sag over the outer corner of the eye. The expression seems sad or tired. This drooping eyebrow makes it look as if there is excess skin on the upper eyelid.
Botulinum toxin is particularly effective in giving the eyes a youthful boost. By giving some injections, the doctor can raise the end of the eyebrow, opening the eye. Sometimes, the doctor will also treat the area between the brows to accentuate the natural harmony of the face. The rejuvenating effect is visible.
How does the Botox injection session for the eyes take place?
Treatment of the eye area with Botox injections takes place in the surgery and does not require anaesthetic. During consultation with Dr Gauthier, you will define the objectives of the procedure together and this will establish the most appropriate medical procedure.
The injections are almost pain-free and take a few minutes.
A local anaesthetic can be applied if necessary.
The doctor will administer several very localised injections in order to achieve the desired effect. The surgeon’s experience is invaluable as the muscular anatomy is complex and the action must be carried out perfectly to limit adverse effects.
At the end of the session, the patient can resume their daily activities.
In some cases, 2 or 3 sessions may be necessary to refine the results and ensure that they are long lasting, depending on the characteristics of each patient.
Effects of treatment of eyebrows using Botox injections
The benefits of treatment using Botox injections are visible immediately. However, the full results of the procedure can only be seen after 2-4 weeks when the toxin is completely absorbed.
The lifted eyebrow will rejuvenate the eyes and brighten the face.
After the consultation, slight redness, bruises or mild swelling can appear at the injection points and nearby. They will disappear naturally in the hours following treatment.
When will the results appear?
Botulinum toxin will take a few days to completely take effect in the muscle. The result of the lifting is optimal after a period of 2-4 weeks.
The benefits are long-lasting; however, botulinum toxin is gradually broken down by the body. After 6-8 months, the patient can consider having another treatment to prolong the benefits.
Counterindications for treatment of the eyebrows using Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections
It is recommended to avoid taking anticoagulants, anti-inflammatories or certain antibiotics during the 10 days prior to the procedure. Botulinum toxin injections are not suitable for people suffering from certain autoimmune diseases or chronic inflammatory diseases, or those with an evolving allergic background.
The toxin is also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Those who are top athletes are asked to indicate this. The injections can cause a minimal loss of muscle tone.
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