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Can Botox Fix a Tear Trough Wrinkles?

I have "gravel" between my nose and under my left eye. It appears that it's a result of my "fat" fleshy face being mashed as I sleep on my side. Can Botox help with these wrinkles?

ANSWER

Under Eye Skin

Thanks for your question - Botox works by paralyzing muscles that when they contract create wrinkles. In the area you describe is part of the orbicularis muscle around your eye. In this portion of the eye the wrinkles you see are more likely to be caused by loose skin or by herniating fat than by the muscle contraction. This means that Botox is unlikely to be a good solution. These areas typically require surgery or ablative laser treatments to remove or tighten the underlid skin. I hope this helps.

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