Botox is a purified toxin that is injected in a short 10-15 minutes and is usually associated with only minor discomfort in patients. It works to relax over-exerted facial muscles which cause wrinkles, such as crows feet and under-eye wrinkles. However, Botox is temporary and must be repeated several times a year.
It is also important, before getting injections, to acknowledge the possible negative side affects associated with Botox. Some of the extreme side effects include trouble breating, drooping eyelids, muscle weakness, vision problems, severe allergic reaction, heartbeat issues, and chest pain. There are also some less serious side effects that may occur, such as fatigue, nausea, eye irritation, headache, and muscle stiffness.
Another option to reduce under-eye wrinkles is chemical peels. There are many types and strengths of chemical peels on the market, such as:
Lactic Acid Chemical Peels
Glycolic Acid Chemical Peels
Salicylic Acid Chemical Peels
Pigment Balancing Masque Chemical Peels
Illuminize Chemical Peels
Rejuvinize Chemical Peels
and Vitalize Chemical Peels
Chemical peels not only reduce wrinkles, but can help with acne, scars, and dark spots. They are designed to damage the outer layer of skin, and they are performed in around 15 minutes with almost no discomfort.
Like Botox, there can be negative side effects, like redness, color changes, sensitivity, infection, swelling, and other effects. Also, skin must be gently cared for after this procedure, such as using ointment, lotions, and sunscreen.