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The Use of Botox and Dermal Fillers in Oculoplastic Cosmetic Procedures

Posted on: May 3rd, 2024 by Our Team

When is Botox Used for Cosmetic Procedures and for What Conditions?

Botox is a neuromodulating agent that is injected under the skin. It is intended to “paralyze” the muscles of facial expression.  It is frequently used to temporarily soften the “frown lines” furrows between the brows, the “crow’s feet” of the lateral eyelids or the “worry lines” of the forehead.  The use of Botox will then improve the patient’s appearance enabling them to appear more youthful and relaxed.

Length of Time Prior to Seeing Results

The application of Botox is a non-invasive procedure and can be performed in the office. It is typically a 15-minute treatment. There may be some redness and swelling around the injection which often resolves in a few days. The results start after 5 days of the treatment and last 3-4 months. If the appropriate assessment is made by the physician during the examination and it is administered properly, the results should look natural. The treatment can also be enhanced 1 month after the initial treatment.

Difference Between Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are used to improve and soften appearance to allow for more youthful appearance. They each, however, have different mechanisms of action. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles of facial expression. Conversely, dermal fillers act by “filling in” areas that are deflated such as lips, cheeks, under-eyes and chin.

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