Jelly Roll Botox: Results and Cost

Jelly rolls refer to the protrusions that form around the lower eyelid when a person is smiling or squinting. While some find them appealing and youthful, there are those who feel less happy with their appearance, particularly when these rolls cause their eyes to appear smaller during certain facial expressions.

Jelly roll Botox is a treatment that’s offered as a way to fix these rolls. However, it’s not for everyone, and there are certain limitations to what you can achieve from it. In this guide, you’ll learn more about what a jelly roll botox is, its potential complications and the longevity of the results.

What Is Jelly Roll Botox?

Jelly roll Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves the injection of botulinum toxin to relax the orbicularis oculi muscle underneath the eye. Since it’s a muscle that results in the formation of these jolly rolls, Botox, which blocks certain nerve signals to stop the muscles from contracting, is believed to help reduce their appearance.

Jelly roll

With the muscle underneath the eye being unable to tense up, people may notice their eyes looking more “open” and “bigger” when they’re smiling or squinting. However, before you consider getting this treatment, it’s important you talk to a medical professional to understand whether or not your problem is actually a result of a “jelly roll” and not something different.

Under-eye bags are not the same as jelly rolls. The former can be a result of sagging skin, fat displacement, genetics, and fluid retention, among other things. Since not all these concerns have to do with the orbicularis oculi muscle under the eyes, trying to address it with jelly roll Botox might not give you the results you’re looking for. For this reason, you must always consult a licensed practitioner for a proper evaluation of the concerned area.

Additionally, among other things, your practitioner will also check the health of the eye area to make sure you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment. Keep in mind that Botox does not give life-long results. In fact, it usually lasts for 3-4 months so to maintain the results, your practitioner might recommend multiple treatment sessions.

What Causes Jelly Rolls Under Eyes?

Jelly rolls underneath the eyes are a muscle-related issue caused by the orbicularis oculi. And the overactivity of the muscle is believed to be the problem. However, your genetics may also influence the development of these under-eye jelly rolls.

Again, make sure you’ve consulted a board-certified doctor to understand the underlying problem. From that, they’ll prepare the most suitable treatment plan for you.

How Long Does It Take For Jelly Roll Botox To Work?

Jelly roll Botox won’t give you immediate results as, usually with Botox, you might have to wait for around 2 weeks to see the full effects of the injectable. However, you should be able to start noticing a difference in a few days after the treatment.

Jelly roll Botox is unlikely to have any downtime but keep in mind that you can experience some side effects such as redness, bruising, swelling, etc. It may even like look a mosquito bite. However, the side effects should get better with time. If that’s not the case, make sure to get in touch with your practitioner as soon as possible.

Is Jelly Roll Botox Safe?

People have successfully gotten jelly roll Botox, but it’s imperative that you find a qualified and experienced professional who has a complete understanding of the facial anatomy and the right dosage for your needs.

woman getting injections

Some of the potential complications that this treatment can cause include droopiness of the lower eyelid, difficulty closing the eyelids (which, in addition to other problems, may make your eyes dry), blurry vision, asymmetrical results, swollen under-eyes, etc. During your consultation with your practitioner, you must discuss all the potential risks of this treatment with them.

How Much Is Jelly Roll Botox?

In the UK, jelly roll Botox might cost you somewhere between £100 to £150. The price may vary depending on the experience of the practitioner, the location of the clinic, the dosage and whether you’re not getting any other areas treated. As a cosmetic treatment, it’s unlikely to be available on the NHS, so you’ll have to get it privately.


Jelly roll Botox may help smooth out the skin pouch underneath your eyes to make them look bigger when your eyes are scrunched. But keep in mind that this treatment targets a muscle in the lower eyelid. If you have a bag underneath your eye or your under-eyes are puffy due to another reason, your practitioner might recommend other treatments to better address your needs.

Importantly, if you’re getting these injections, make sure you do thorough research in finding a practitioner who can safely and successfully deliver you the results you’re looking for.

Reviewed and approved by Prof. Dr. Fuat Yuskel

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