If you’re familiar with BOTOX, you might have heard of “jelly roll BOTOX.” But what is a jelly roll, and how can BOTOX help it? This cosmetic treatment can make you look younger and more refreshed. Here’s what you need to know about jelly rolls and under-eye BOTOX.
Would you like to get rid of jelly rolls under your eyes? Schedule a consultation for BOTOX with us at Elevate.
What Are Jelly Rolls?
The common term jelly roll refers to a small facial muscle under your eye. When you squint or smile often, this muscle may become tense and overdeveloped over time. Eventually, your eyes look different, and you may even look in the mirror and assume you’ve gained weight. However, if it’s a jelly roll, it has nothing to do with your weight and everything to do with the muscles below your eyes.
Why Is Under-Eye BOTOX an Excellent Treatment for Jelly Rolls?
Because a jelly roll is the appearance of a tense muscle, the best treatment will address muscle movement. That’s exactly what BOTOX does. It relaxes the muscle so that your jelly roll diminishes or disappears. It stops movement in that muscle, so it appears softer. When you squint or smile, the jelly roll no longer appears after under-eye BOTOX.
At the same time, under-eye BOTOX offers a safe and effective way of improving your appearance. Although you must continue getting this treatment every four to six months to maintain the effect, it certainly offers exceptional benefits and lasts longer than even the best OTC skincare products.
If you have other eye area issues, such as droopy eyebrows, we can provide those treatments, too. Read our blog, The BOTOX Eyebrow Life: What You Need to Know, for facts about this procedure.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Treatment from our team at Elevate at Alaska always begins with a consultation. We evaluate your skin and discuss your goals so that we can provide the best treatment for you. At that time, we advise you on things to do or avoid before your injections and explain possible BOTOX injection side effects.
On treatment day, we give you a chance to answer any questions you have about the treatment. We give you small injections of BOTOX in the under-eye area. The needle is so small that you won’t feel any significant pain and only slight discomfort. The treatment takes less than a half hour. Afterward, you can return to most of your daily activities, although you’ll need to do them in moderation.
What Are the Effects of Under-Eye BOTOX?
The jelly rolls become less pronounced with under-eye BOTOX. The treatment minimizes jelly rolls and fine lines below your eyes while still allowing you to make natural facial expressions. The side effects are usually mild, and some people don’t notice any problems at all. After several days, you will notice changes in your face, including softer muscles under your eyes. The treatment takes up to ten days for maximum results and lasts for several months. You will need repeated injections to maintain your BOTOX results.
Choosing and Refining Your Goals for Under-Eye BOTOX
No matter what cosmetic treatment you get, you should always know what you hope it will achieve. Your medical aesthetician can help you set realistic goals from the beginning. After the treatment, you can decide whether you like the results. At that point, you can talk to your provider about making changes when you have your next round of treatment. Because under-eye BOTOX is not a permanent treatment, you always have the opportunity to refine your goals and move closer to the best results for you.
Should You Get Under-Eye BOTOX for Bags Under Your Eyes?
Do you have bags under your eyes, or are they truly jelly rolls? While jelly rolls are caused by muscle movement, eye bags are caused by a loss of collagen and decreased facial volume. They’re different conditions, so they require different treatments. Eye bags are often treated with dermal fillers rather than BOTOX.
If you aren’t sure whether you have bags or jelly rolls, you can discuss the question with a medical aesthetician. They can help you understand your specific issue and recommend the right treatment for you. Several other treatments can help you if you have eye bags, but if you have jelly rolls, BOTOX may be the best option.
Can You Have Both BOTOX and Dermal Fillers?
For some people, having both under-eye BOTOX and dermal fillers makes sense. A combination of BOTOX and dermal fillers sometimes works best for people with more than one issue in their eye area and facial areas. At Elevate, we often provide this type of combo therapy.
Is BOTOX Right for You?
BOTOX can make you look younger and feel more confident. Anyone over the age of 18 can have BOTOX, and both women and men can opt for under-eye BOTOX. Men are sometimes hesitant to see a medical aesthetics provider. However, men often want to get rid of jelly rolls.
During your consultation, your medical aesthetician will assess the muscles and the entire eye area to be sure that under-eye BOTOX is right for you. They’ll explain what changes you can expect, and you can decide whether to move forward.
What Should You Look for in an Under-Eye BOTOX Provider?
For several reasons, looking for the best provider for under-eye BOTOX is important. First, BOTOX is a treatment based on a toxin, so only a skilled provider should inject it. Injectors need to understand BOTOX and how it should be injected safely. They need to know the anatomy of the face and facial muscles, know how to avoid risks, and have experience in giving these injections.
At Elevate at Alaska Women’s Health, our injectors are highly skilled and well-trained professionals. We provide a clean, safe, and friendly environment with knowledgeable providers to help you stay safe and comfortable with the procedure. We also recognize that you need to feel free to ask questions about your procedure, side effects, aftercare, and anything else about the treatment that concerns you.
Some doctors and aestheticians do not provide under-eye BOTOX, so you need to be sure that your provider offers this treatment and has the experience and extensive knowledge of the under-eye area needed for safe and effective treatment.
Elevate for Under-Eye BOTOX in Alaska
Elevate offers both under-eye BOTOX treatment, along with other injectable cosmetic treatments like Juvéderm. We have the expertise and experience to help you get the best results and stay safe. We are no strangers to the under-eye area and provide BOTOX treatments for this and other facial challenges. With the right team at your side, you can look younger, more relaxed, and more confident.
Ready to say goodbye to jelly rolls? Talk with the experts at Elevate at Alaska Women’s Health today!