Botox offers effective treatments for both medical and cosmetic issues related to the eyes and face.
You may be surprised to learn that both of these products were originally developed by ophthalmologists. In fact, ophthalmologist Alan Scott, M.D., developed the drug that would be called Botox about 30 years ago to treat strabismus, and later blepharospasm.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Botox can help you, talk to your ophthalmologist at Advanced Ophthalmology Associates.
Your ophthalmologist may recommend Botox to treat a variety of issues, including:
Strabismus (commonly known as cross-eyes) is a condition where the eyes are out of position with one another. Botox injections have a high success rate in achieving proper motor alignment of the eyes.
An occasional bout of eye twitching is no cause for concern. But some people have a chronic twitching disorder that causes eye “spasms” for long periods of time. Repeat sessions of Botox injections are often effective for this condition.
Upper eyelid retraction is defined by an unusually high resting position of the upper lid. Resolution of this condition can be achieved with one or more Botox injections at the site.
When certain facial nerves are damaged for one reason or another, the face may spasm uncontrollably. Botox is commonly used to relieve these spasms.
Advanced Ophthalmology Associates can also provide Botox injections for cosmetic reasons. It is often used to soften facial creases, erase fine lines and wrinkles, plump up thinning skin, and more.
You might be a good candidate for Botox or dermal fillers if you:
Ophthalmologists have been using Botox in their work for years before these substances became popular for cosmetic purposes. If you would like to learn more about the possibilities with the help of Botox, contact your ophthalmologist at Advanced Ophthalmology Associates.