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Wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and neck are common signs of the aging process. Sun exposure is the main cause of wrinkles, but lifestyle factors and genetics can play a significant role too. No matter the cause, our doctors have the specific training to both treat and prevent unwanted wrinkles. Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®) injections are a powerful tool to restore and maintain a youthful and well-rested appearance. At Eyesthetica, we use our specialized knowledge and experience to provide our patients safe Botox treatment with results that show a refreshed and natural look.

ARE YOU READY TO LOOK AS

YOUNG AS YOU FEEL?

Botox

Wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and neck are common signs of the aging process. Sun exposure is the main cause of wrinkles, but lifestyle factors and genetics can play a significant role too. No matter the cause, our doctors have the specific training to both treat and prevent unwanted wrinkles. Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®) injections are a powerful tool to restore and maintain a youthful and well-rested appearance. At Eyesthetica, we use our specialized knowledge and experience to provide our patients safe Botox treatment with results that show a refreshed and natural look.

What are wrinkles and what is “Botox”?

There are dynamic and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles form when the muscle contracts, i.e. when the face is moving. Static wrinkles are lines present even when the muscle is relaxed. Dynamic wrinkles progress to static wrinkles over time. As the skin loses elasticity, the muscles pull and force the skin above to form a wrinkle, which become irreversibly etched in the skin.

Botox, and other similar injections, work by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that nerves use to tell muscles to contract. With less muscle movement below, the skin surface smoothens, and wrinkles begin to soften. The effect is temporary, but the treatment can be repeated. There is a preventative effect of Botox as well, because while the muscles are not contracting, new wrinkle formation is minimized.

Before Botox Treatment
After Botox Treatment

What makes Botox injections at Eyesthetica different?

There are a wide variety of injection techniques that take into account your features to create a natural, and not frozen, look. Our doctors understand the intricate anatomy of the facial muscles which allows for softening of the fine dynamic wrinkles, without removing all expression.

An ophthalmologist invented the use of Botox on the face in the 1980’s, hence ophthalmologists have been the longest users of botulinum toxin with over three decades of experience. While injection of BOTOX® has minimal risks, it is important to choose a doctor that understands the safest techniques to avoid unwanted side effects such as lid drooping, double vision, and dry eye. The doctors of Eyesthetica are all board-certified ophthalmologists and board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeons, and they have the most extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye and face. Why trust your care with anyone else?

What can Botox be used to treat?

Botox can be performed to smooth forehead wrinkles, “crow’s feet” around the eyes, “bunny lines” around the nose, and “smokers lines” around the mouth. We can even elevate the brow or eyelids to improve symmetry with specialized injection techniques. Our doctors can also use this product to improve the shape of your lips, chin, and jawline or reduce the bands in your neck. There are many uses for this minimally-invasive treatment!

What is a Botox Browlift?

Saggy upper eyelid and brow skin can have a detrimental effect on the aesthetic appearance of the face. The doctors of Eyesthetica have perfected the use of Botox to safely lift the upper eyelids and eyebrows by using the medication to selectively relax the muscles that push the eyelid and eyebrow down. When performed properly, a Botox Browlift will make the eye area look more refreshed and feel lighter, while maintaining natural facial expression.

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Is Botox safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Although there have been no reports of pregnancy-related complications from Botox, there are theoretic risks to the developing fetus. The chemical that Botox temporarily targets to relax unwanted muscle movement is also an active chemical in the developing fetus. We advise against usage of Botox until after pregnancy and breastfeeding are complete to avoid the theoretic risk of Botox getting to the fetus or infant through the blood stream or breastmilk.

What should I expect from my botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) injection?

Our doctors at Eyesthetica perform the injections after a personalized cosmetic evaluation. You can opt for pre-procedure numbing with anesthetic cream or ice packs, but often no numbing is needed at all. We use one of the smallest needles available, so there is minimal discomfort. Some patients describe it as a similar feeling to having your eyebrows plucked.

The injections take approximately 10 minutes. You may start to notice the effect of the botox around 3 to 7 days after injection and the effect lasts for about 3 to 4 months.

Risks of botulinum toxin injection include possible temporary bruising at the injection site, which can be covered with makeup. Additionally, there are some reports of temporary asymmetry, double vision or eyelid droop, however this is extremely rare. Risks of the procedure are much less with the physicians at Eyesthetica due to their extensive training and experience.

Related Procedures

Botox is often performed at the same time as other non-surgical treatments (lasers and fillers) and can also preserve and improve the results of your blepharoplasty, brow lift, or face lift.

Testimonials

My eyes are beautiful and I now love the way I look! Dr. Samimi is a caring, articulate and talented eye surgeon who listens to his patients. The process was stress free and professional from beginning to end. I never hesitate to tell friends about this wonderful doctor and will continue to return for other treatments in the future.

B.A.