Planning BOTOX® after Your Eyelid Surgery

Men and women looking for a solution to facial signs of aging frequently prioritize the eye area. Because the eyes are essentially what all other facial features revolve around, the eye area can be an important focus for facial rejuvenation.

Signs of Aging around the Eyes

Signs of aging around the eyes are often varied. Crow’s feet are dynamic wrinkles at the edges of the eyes caused by repetitive muscle movements. On the other hand, sagging eyelid skin, puffy bags under the eyes or drooping lids that interfere with your vision are caused by a loss of collagen that weakens the underlying facial muscles.

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can help create a refreshed look in patients with drooping lids, excess eyelid skin or puffy bags under the eyes. However, one of the most common misconceptions about eyelid surgery is that the procedure can be used to treat crow’s feet. When it comes to those particular dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic offers a better solution.

Planning for BOTOX® with Blepharoplasty

How soon you can use BOTOX® after eyelid surgery depends on where you intend to use it and the progress of your recovery. Because the approach I take for eyelid surgery is customized to each patient’s needs, the best way to determine how soon you can use BOTOX® after your surgery is to schedule a consultation. In some areas of the face, BOTOX® can typically be used almost immediately after eyelid surgery or in conjunction. For more sensitive areas surrounding the eyes, I sometimes recommend that patients wait a couple of months before using BOTOX®.