Crow’s feet and frown lines can make us look older than we are and older than we feel. To smooth these lines and recover a younger, refreshed appearance, millions of people every year choose BOTOX® Cosmetic as a safe, effective age-defying solution.
Most people think of dermatologists and plastic surgeons when they hear the word BOTOX®, few know ophthalmologists are actually BOTOX® experts.
BOTOX® was originally developed by an ophthalmologist
It is not commonly known that BOTOX® has been used for decades in ophthalmology to successfully treat muscle spasms (blepharospasm) and crossed eyes (strabismus.) It was first approved in 1989 by the FDA to correct eye conditions 13 years before being approved for aesthetic treatment of frown lines. Ophthalmologists are ideal administrators for cosmetic applications, having decades of experience with the product for therapeutic purposes.
Ophthalmologists are experienced eye specialists trained to diagnose and treat eye diseases and disorders, but they also have an intricate understanding of the nerves and complex muscles around your eyes. Their advanced, highly specialized training and experience can ensure that BOTOX® treatments are performed with precision to achieve ideal results The dreaded “botched BOTOX® job” is a nightmare you can avoid by going to an experienced ophthalmologist.
More Than Looking Younger
In addition to smoothing out forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet that come with aging, BOTOX® can relax deeply furrowed brows, resulting in a friendlier appearance. Patients report they look more rested and vibrant. If every time you look in the mirror you think “I look tired,” consider asking your ophthalmologist if BOTOX® can “wake up your face” and your confidence.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the brand name for a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. In large doses, it is the same toxin that causes botulism. However, in small doses, it has both cosmetic and medical benefits.
How does BOTOX® Minimize Wrinkles?
An incredibly fine needle is used to inject a precise amount of botulinum toxin into the targeted facial muscles, which subsequently block the nerve signals that cause the muscle contractions. Relaxing these specific muscles softens the severity of wrinkles in the skin.
How Long Does a BOTOX® Treatment Last?
Effects generally last three to four months per treatment, though it varies from patient to patient. There are some cases as short as two months while others enjoy benefits for up to 6 months after treatment. Depending on age and skin properties, some patients opt for seasonal appointments to maintain desired results.
Who Can Get Cosmetic BOTOX®?
Most adults admit they wish they looked younger, and fortunately most people are great candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. However, it is not suitable for everyone, including people with a neuromuscular disease, ptosis, facial scars, certain skin issues, minors, or pregnant or nursing women.