BOTOX treatment for the eyes
- Posted on: Aug 6 2013
BOTOX 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,
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