What causes under-eye bags?
Bags under the eyes can be a real source of worry for many patients. Under-eye bags can make patients look tired and aged, and many people may seek a solution to this issue to make their under-eye area appear brighter and smoother. The primary cause for under-eye bags is age, as the fat around the eye area is displaced and the tissues in the area, including in the muscles in the lower eyelid, weaken. This can cause a puffy appearance, and fluid can accumulate in the area below the eye, adding to the appearance of swelling.
Using Botox for under-eye bags
Botox has been approved in the last decade and a half for a number of cosmetic and medical uses. Botox, made of botulinum toxin A, can safely and effectively treat forehead lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet, and researchers continue to test new ways to use the neuromodulator. One of the lesser known treatments is Botox for under-eye bags. One study in 2003 found that Botox for u ...
What causes fine lines around eyes?
The process of ageing affects every part of our bodies, and one of the most visible areas affected is the skin. Patients often feel particularly self-conscious about the effects of aging on the face, and one of the first areas to be affected is the area around the eyes. This is due to the fact that the skin in this area is particularly thin and is more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. As the skin ages, it loses hydration and starts producing less of important nutrients and proteins such as hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen. The skin also loses volume, making it even thinner and making it easier for fine lines and wrinkles to develop in the skin. Fine lines around the eyes also develop due to repeated facial expressions, causing lines such as crow’s feet, and exposure to sun can speed up the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Steps to prevent fine lines around eyes
There are a number of things patients can do to slow d ...
How Botox for men works
Botox is a neuromodulator that can be used to relax the underlying muscle that causes dynamic wrinkles in the face. Made of botulinum toxin A, Botox works just as effectively on men as it does on women. When injected into the muscle, Botox will temporarily paralyze the injected muscle, effectively preventing wrinkles and lines to appear as the muscle will not contract, thus lessening the appearance of the wrinkles. Botox for men will typically provide results for 3 to 4 months, and treatment can be repeated, though no more often than once every 3 months. While some results may be seen a few days after treatment, the patient should not expect to see optimal results until 1 to 2 weeks after injection.
What areas to inject Botox for men
Botox for men can be particularly effective in treating signs of ageing in the upper half of the face. This includes glabellar lines, which form between the eyebrow, crow’s feet, and deep horizontal forehead wr ...