Eye Wrinkles, known scientifically as lateral canthal lines, are caused by repeated muscle contractions over a lifetime. These are the lines on the outer aspect of the eye that are made more prominent by squinting in bright light or by excessive smiling. The eye wrinkles develop from around the mid twenties to the early thirties – everyone is different so you may be an early or late bloomer when it comes to the eye wrinkles. While some amount of eye wrinkles is an acceptable part of normal aging, excessive wrinkling can cause a person to appear older than they actually are.

Dr Wade offers Eye Wrinkles Botox Treatments in Somerset West, Camps Bay and Green Point, Cape Town. The eye wrinkles form as a result of the Obicularis Oculi muscle contracting – this is the circular muscle that surrounds the eye sockets. These lines are known as dynamic wrinkles – as they are as a result of muscular movements – Botox only works on dynamic wrinkles. At this point in time, Botox seems to be the best treatment for eye wrinkles.

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Will Botox make me look frozen?

The short answer is no. As much as some people would like to have no wrinkles at all, a completely smooth and lifeless face doesn’t exactly look natural. At Natural Aesthetics our approach is to keep people looking natural – the main aim is facial rejuvenation. With facial rejuvenation it is still acceptable to have a few wrinkles when you smile. If you have no eye wrinkles when you smile then you only smile with your mouth – this is an insincere smile. We like our clients to still be able to smile with their eyes! For that reason Dr Wade only injects certain areas with low doses of Botox – this ensures that the natural look is maintained.

 How long will it take to work?

Within days of the treatment you should start to see an improvement in your lines. The results can last up to 4 months, but it is necessary to bear in mind that this might vary from patient to patient. With repeated treatments, the result can last longer, so it is advised to repeat your Botox treatment every 3 to 4 months.


Contact us today if you would like to know more about Botox eye wrinkles treatments in Somerset West, Green Point or Camps Bay, Cape Town. Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss the various aesthetic treatments we offer. Dr Wade practices in Green Point, Camps Bay and Somerset West, Cape Town.

Our Doctors

Dr Wade is a medical doctor with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine, he has been administering and injecting Botox and Dysport for over 5 years at his practices in Green Point & Somerset West. Dr Wade is also qualified with a 2-year Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine.

De Melinda Dommisse

Dr Melinda Dommisse is a qualified medical doctor who qualified from Stellenbosch University. She moved to London where she did her aesthetic training and worked as a GP with a special interest in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Prior to returning to South Africa she worked at 2 well-known clinics in Harley Street, London

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021 433 0967

173 Main Road
(Corner of Main and Clyde Road)
Green Point, Cape Town
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021 433 0967

Corner of the R44 & De Beers Avenue
(Inside of the Paardevlei Complex)
Paardevlei Rising 1 (Building name)
*We are opposite the Cheetah Sanctuary
1st Floor, Unit 102, Paardevlei, Somerset West
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