When BOTOX® was first invented, it was intended to be a cure for crossed eyes. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a non-invasive option for the treatment of wrinkles, frown lines and other signs of aging in the face. BOTOX® treatment can also be used to treat medical problems.
Wrinkles are caused by overactive facial muscles and can be treated safely with BOTOX® injections. When injected into selected muscles, BOTOX® weakens or paralyzes these muscles, effectively eliminating “crow’s feet,” frown lines and forehead lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been ranked by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for several years running (surgical and nonsurgical combined). The ASAPS surveys also ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as one of the low entry cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States.
In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment for frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet, Key-Whitman offers BOTOX® to patients suffering from blepharospasm (involuntary blinking or twitching of the eyelid). 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, it 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 who understand the balance of performing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery while maintaining the function of the eyes. Key-Whitman oculoplastic surgeons specialize in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery as well as BOTOX®.
You will receive the highest quality of care from Key-Whitman’s experienced staff. For more information on BOTOX®, contact Key-Whitman.