BOTOX treatment for the eyes

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Aug-2013

botoxaugBOTOX is more than a cosmetic treatment. If you suffer from a medical problem, such as involuntary blinking, BOTOX can be used to treat the uncomfortable and frustrating condition by blocking nerve signals and relieving muscle spasms. Of course, there are also cosmetic benefits of BOTOX treatment. If you look in the mirror and see crow’s feet, frown lines or wrinkles around your eyes and forehead, BOTOX Cosmetic can improve the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines, leaving you looking years younger.

In the 1980’s, Dr. Alan Scott invented BOTOX, and he surprised even himself. The San Francisco ophthalmologist was seeking a cure for crossed eyes. While he found what he was looking for, he also found a non-invasive procedure to treat every woman’s nemesis: wrinkles. Though it has been controversial at times, what Dr. Scott discovered was a treatment not only for medical conditions, but also a treatment for aging.

BOTOX® is a non-surgical procedure offered at Key-Whitman to treat a number of conditions, both medical and cosmetic. BOTOX

Two Types of BOTOX Procedures Available at Key-Whitman

  • Cosmetic BOTOX -- Frown lines between your eyebrows and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) can leave you looking tired or upset. Key-Whitman offers physician administered BOTOX procedures to improve the appearance of three main problem areas: between the eyes, around the eyes and the forehead. BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into the muscles, weakening the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. “Crow’s feet,” frown lines and forehead lines are effectively eliminated with BOTOX.
  • Therapeutic BOTOX -- In some cases, BOTOX can solve medical related problems such as involuntary blinking or twitching of the eyelid, a condition known as blepharospasm. The condition is the result of nerve cells sending signals to the muscles. To treat this condition, BOTOX is injected into the affected muscles in the eye to block the nerve signals and relieve muscle spasms and uncontrolled closing of the eyelid.

It is very important to only get BOTOX administered by a physician. As with any medical treatment, there can be side effects. BOTOX affects muscle tissue, and when not administered appropriately, can have serious adverse effects, such as weakening of associated muscles. Oculoplastic surgeons are experienced ophthalmologists who have also received training in plastic surgery of tissues around the eye, and understand the balance of performing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery while maintaining the function of the eyes. Key-Whitman oculoplastic surgeons, Meredith Allen, M.D. and Jorge Corona, M.D specialize in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery as well as BOTOX.

All cosmetic and reconstructive eye surgeries are performed in Key-Whitman’s own outpatient surgery center. You will receive the highest quality of care from Key-Whitman’s experienced staff. For more information on BOTOX therapeutic or cosmetic treatment, contact Key-Whitman.

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