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What Is the Best Injectable for the Eyes?

Posted April 23, 2019 in Injectables

Our eyes and upper face are among the first facial features to show signs of aging due to physical and environmental factors. Many individuals experience aging concerns that are too extensive to be remedied with over-the-counter creams and lotions but not significant enough to require invasive cosmetic surgery. For these patients, non-invasive injectable treatments can restore youthful rejuvenation to the upper face.

Close Up of Woman's Eyes

What Causes Lines and Wrinkles in the Eye Area?

Facial lines and wrinkles are divided into two groups: static and dynamic. Static lines are the fine lines and wrinkles that form naturally with time or in response to environmental factors like sun damage. They occur when the collagen and elastin in the skin break down, and new collagen is not produced. Dynamic lines are wrinkles that are caused by repeated muscle movements like blinking and the tightening of muscles that occurs when making facial expressions. The injectable treatment that will best suit you depends on the type of line you are suffering from.

How Do I Treat Static Lines?

Static lines are always present, not just when you are making certain facial expressions. These lines are a result of the loss of facial fullness, so the best injectable treatment is one that will restore volume. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can restore volume while providing additional hydration to the skin that lengthens the lifespan of your results. Aspire Medispa offers Restylane® as an option for treating lines and wrinkles around the eyes, such as the “tear trough” area of the lower eyelid, by filling depressed and indented areas of the face.

How Do I Treat Dynamic Lines?

Dynamic lines are linked to repeated muscle contractions; therefore, the proper treatment is one that prohibits these movements. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the ideal treatment for dynamic lines like crow’s feet and frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles and temporarily eliminates their ability to contract. When the nerve impulses are blocked, dynamic lines and wrinkles are unable to form, creating a more rejuvenated and youthful facial appearance.

How Long Do These Treatments Last?

No injectable treatment is permanent. The results of Restylane® can last one to two years and BOTOX® Cosmetic is expected to last around four months; however, results may last longer in some patients, and the longevity of results tends to extend as additional treatments are done. Injectables can be safely repeated as necessary for prolonged facial rejuvenation without the need for invasive surgery.

To learn more about injectable treatments for the eyes, contact Dr. Chin at Aspire Medispa by calling (559) 517-3606 or by filling out our online contact form.

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