Botox is specifically useful for one specific type of eyebag: orbicularis hypertrophy. This means the muscle around the eyes is thickened from excessive squinting, a problem that is common amongst the Singaporean population, which has an incidence of shortsightedness of over 90% from childhood.
With orbicularis hypertrophy, a bulging is seen immediately below the eyes when the person smiles. When she stops smiling, the area flattens out. This is just like when a body builder flexes his arms and causing his biceps muscles to bulge out. This can start from a very early age, so many will report the presence of eyebags from childhood days.
The treatment is simply injecting 1-2 drops of Botox under each eye. Within a few days, the muscle becomes weaker, so the bulging is no longerobvious when the person smiles. As only a tiny dosage is used, the smile remains natural looking. For older clients, there is an added benefit of the reduction of fine lines under the eyes.
Although the thought of injections so close to the eye is frightening to most, this is an area where local anaesthetic cream works particularly well. So the majority will feel very little, and the procedure is over and done with in less than a minute!