Botox vs Fillers Around Eyes: Which Works Better?
Droopy eyelids, crow’s feet, dark circles, and sunken eyes – these are only some of the most obvious signs of aging that appear around the eyes. Botox cosmetic injections and dermal fillers are two of the most promising treatments that take a few years off a client’s face and make them look well-rested.
So which between Botox and dermal fillers work best for areas around the eyes? Botox and dermal fillers work differently which is why they’re best used in specific parts of the face. A filler is great for restoring facial volume under the eyes, while Botox is effective for smoothening the dynamic wrinkles like glabellar lines and crow’s feet.
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Should You Use Botox or Dermal Fillers for Areas Near the Eyes?
Dermal filler and Botox treatments are two of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the US. According to the National Plastic Surgery Statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), these treatments account for about 7 million of the minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the US in 2020.
Although they’re both used for treating different signs of aging around the eyes, a Botox injection works differently from a hyaluronic acid filler. Knowing how each injectable treatment works is important in choosing the right option for you. Consult an aesthetic medical provider first to see if the problem areas should to be “filled” or “relaxed.”
Using Botox Injections Around the Eyes
Botox is an injectable substance that’s derived from botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that blocks nerve signals and relaxes the overused muscles underneath the skin to smoothen facial lines. Aside from its cosmetic uses, Botox is also used for treating different medical conditions like excessive sweating, lazy eye, and muscle disorders.
How it Works
During the procedure, the medical provider administers the Botox injection directly underneath the skin of the target area. The wrinkle relaxer temporarily relaxes the facial muscle that contracts whenever the client laughs, talks, or smiles.
These actions typically lead to wrinkles and skin changes as a person ages. Botox reduces the appearance of these wrinkles and makes the skin smoother within just a few days.
What it Treats
Botox injections are best used for reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles around the eye area. It’s usually the preferred treatment for:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines (frown lines)
- Eye wrinkles
- Forehead wrinkles
- Botox brow lift
- Botox eyelid lift
How Much it Costs
The exact cost of a Botox cosmetic treatment for the eye area depends on what conditions are treated. The number of units needed, the areas being treated, and the unique facial anatomy of the client are also factors in computing the total cost. Each Botox treatment has an average cost that ranges from $200 to $800 per session.
Results and Possible Risks
Botox results start showing a few days after the procedure as the muscles begin to relax. However, Botox treatments aren’t permanent solutions, which is why clients should expect the results to last for a few months. Maintenance treatments are offered to clients who want to maintain their youthful appearance using Botox injections.
Possible side effects that Botox clients might experience include:
- Pain near the injection site
- Muscle weakness
- Facial asymmetry
- Breathing and swallowing difficulties
Choosing the right provider to administer the Botox injection is extremely important. An experienced provider knows which strategic areas should be injected with the right amount of Botox injections to minimize risks and achieve natural-looking results.
Dermal Filler Treatment for Areas Near the Eyes
Eye fillers are made of different substances that make the eye area look brighter and plumper. Different brands like Juvederm and Restylane introduced different kinds of fillers made of various substances or solutions that target specific parts of the aging skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that’s naturally found in the body. It’s one of the most popular active ingredients of a facial filler. Unlike Botox that relaxes the facial muscle, a dermal filler reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the lost facial volume in the problem areas.
How it Works
The process of injecting a facial filler is similar to a Botox treatment. Injectable fillers are administered into the tear trough (the crease between the upper cheek and lower eyelid) to make the client look well-rested.
Although there are several types of dermal fillers available, hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the preferred option because they’re less likely to clump in the treatment area.
What it Treats
A dermal filler treatment is the best option for clients who want to restore the volume under their sunken eyes.
How Much it Costs
Under-eye filler at Evolve Med Spa is $799 per syringe.
Results and Possible Risks
Dermal filler results start showing immediately but may take a couple of weeks to completely settle in place under the eyes. The results of a hyaluronic acid filler treatment aren’t permanent, so clients may need to return to the med spa for maintenance treatments.
Facial fillers are also safe to use around the eye area like Botox. However, they also come with certain mild complications like:
- Red dots at the injection site
Most of these symptoms go away after a few days. If the symptoms persist, make sure to contact a medical professional immediately. Bad tear trough filler jobs are usually fixed by injecting a substance called “hyaluronidase” that dissolves the filler quickly.
Botox or Dermal Fillers for Areas Near the Eyes: Which is the Best Treatment for You?
Many cases of eye wrinkles, uneven eyebrows, or droopy eyelids don’t require a surgical cosmetic procedure like eyelid surgery. A cosmetic injection like Botox or under-eye filler can often be enough to smooth fine lines and restore facial volume for a revitalized and younger-looking appearance.
Both eye filler and Botox are powerful anti-aging procedures that help clients bring back their youthful glow. As a general rule of thumb, it’s important to find out what kind of facial lines are the problem first before deciding on the right treatment. Botox works best for dynamic wrinkles while fillers are better used for volume loss and static wrinkles.
Should You Try Combined Treatments?
Since both injectable treatments are safe and minimally invasive, it’s completely safe for a client to get both procedures done – as long as they’re performed by an experienced doctor or cosmetic surgeon. In most cases of combined Botox and dermal filler treatments, clients experience better-looking results that last longer.
Botox is typically injected into the problem areas to restrict facial muscle movement. Dermal fillers can then administered around the same areas to restore facial volume. The restricted muscle movement allows a slow breakdown of dermal fillers, resulting in long-lasting wrinkle-free skin for the client.
Eliminate Signs of Aging with Botox and Dermal Filler Treatments at Evolve Med Spa
Can’t decide on the right wrinkle treatment for your facial wrinkles and forehead lines? Talk to one of our cosmetic experts here at Evolve Med Spa today. Our highly trained staff specializes in different non-surgical injectables and treatments like Botox and dermal fillers to eliminate the different signs of aging on the face, such as eye bags, static wrinkles, crow’s feet, and more.
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