Can Botox® Be Used to Treat My Eyelid Bags?

May 10th, 2016 / Back to Blog »

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Botox®, also known as botulinum toxin, has become famed the world over for its ability to help soften and minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Even more attractive is the fact that Botox® injections are a non-surgical treatment that can be administered in minutes, most often without even the need for anesthetic. Despite the many benefits of Botox®, though, it does have its limitations, and Brooke Nix, PA-C and I can make the final determination as to whether it will work to achieve your specific goals.

How Does Botox® Work?

Frequent contraction of facial muscles due to common expressions like smiling, frowning, and furrowing of the brows can cause the resulting lines to remain even after the expressions themselves have stopped. This, in turn, can lend to a tired, severe, or aged appearance. Botox® is a very mild form of neurotoxin that, after injection, will temporarily block nerve impulses to the muscles responsible, loosening the pull on the attached skin and softening the lines.

Because of the way Botox® works, it makes it an ideal treatment of conditions like:

  • Frown Lines (also known as “11” lines”)
  • Crow’s Feet (the lines that radiate from the sides of your eyes)
  • Forehead lines
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Sweating of the underarms, hands, and palms

When considering Botox® as a remedy for these conditions, it is important to understand that Botox® is a temporary treatment and will need to be repeated every three to four months to maintain your results.

Knoxville Eyelid Bags Treatment

For all the things Botox® is excellent at treating, unfortunately, eyelid bags isn’t one of them. That said, Brooke and I do have other injectable options for the treatment of eyelid bags that will yield excellent results with little to no downtime.

The most common surgical treatment of this condition involves an outpatient surgery known as blepharoplasty, in which the excess skin and fat causing the puffiness in your lower eyelids is removed, but there may be other options available to you, depending on your situation. If you’re ready to be rid of those under-eye bags, we’re sure we can find a solution that’s right for you – call us today to schedule your consultation in Knoxville.

Frustrated by under-eye puffiness that won’t go away? Knoxville eyelid bags treatment expert Dr. Jason Hall and Brooke Nix, PA-C can help. Call us at 865.973.9500 for your consultation today.