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Botulinum is such a widespread treatment that it has become a household name, and for good reason. For nearly two decades it has been used to effectively help countless patients fight wrinkles and signs of aging. When performed by an experienced expert at In Focus, you can see stunning and safe results, enhancing your natural appearance while lessening wrinkles and lines..
But the use of Botulinum goes far beyond the cosmetic; it can also aid in various medical procedures. At In Focus, we are the experts when it comes to bringing out the natural beauty of your face and eyes. If you are ready to start fighting the effects of aging, contact our oculofacial doctors today to learn more about how you could benefit from this treatment.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A BOTulinum PROCEDURE?
Botulinum injections make use of the FDA-approved Botulinum toxin to soften pesky facial wrinkles and lines. It does this by slightly inhibiting the facial muscles that cause these signs of aging. With less movement from these muscles, your skin will be put under less stress. Not only can this prevent the formation of additional wrinkles, but it can allow your skin time to rejuvenate and decrease existing wrinkles.
This treatment was pioneered by ophthalmologists and comes in a variety of formulas, including Botulinum, Dysport, and Xeomin. For many years now it has safely been used to treat:
- Frown and worry lines
- Crow’s feet
- Laugh lines
- Dynamic wrinkles
IS BOTulinum RIGHT FOR ME?
This comes down to what you are looking for. A Botulinum injection may be what you want if you are looking to tackle fine lines and wrinkles around your eyebrows and forehead. Fortunately, there is not much limitation for patients in terms of age, and even younger patients can significantly benefit from it by preventing the formation of wrinkles in the first place. However, for deeper wrinkles and lines, you may want to consider a surgical option such as a brow lift.
Whether you want to address current wrinkles or take preventative measures, Botulinum injections could be for you. When you come in for your consultation, our specialists will listen to your goals and develop a plan that perfectly matches your needs. We can also answer any questions you might have about the treatment, keeping you informed every step of the way.
In addition to its amazing cosmetic properties, Botulinum may also be used to treat various medical conditions, including:
- Lazy Eye: This is caused by an imbalance in the muscles responsible for positioning the eye, which can be treated with a Botulinum injection.
- Eye Twitching: Botulinum injections can relieve contracts or twitches around the eye.
- Chronic Migraine: If you experience migraines more than 15 days a month, Botulinum injections may make them less frequent.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE PROCEDURE?
The procedure is relatively straightforward. Using a thin needle, tiny amounts of the botulinum toxin are injected into your skin or muscles. How many injections are used depends on the area being treated and your individual needs.
The injections will begin to work one to three days after the process. Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may need follow-up injections after a few months as the effects of the injections begin to wear off.
Anesthesia is usually not required, and the process typically only takes a few minutes. You can be in and out of the office in the time it takes for a lunch break, yet will have results that last for months.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE RECOVERY PROCESS?
The recovery process is straightforward; simply avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least the next day. This helps ensure the toxin does not spread to any other areas, which could interfere with your initial aesthetic goals. Aside from this, you can return to your regular activities immediately.
If you have any concerns after your treatment, our experts are available to answer your questions. Though you may see noticeable results within days, it can take some time for more established wrinkles to soften.
WHY GET BOTulinum AT IN FOCUS?
While there is a variety of medical professionals who offer Botulinum treatments, you are always best off with a surgical professional specializing in your oculofacial area. Any unpleasant stories you may have heard about the treatment are usually tied to unlicensed treatments by individuals without proper training. At In Focus, each of our doctors are certified and specialize in facial treatments and surgery. With decades of combined experience, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Among the advantages our surgeons bring to the table include:
- Experience–We utilize Botulinum in both aesthetic and reconstructive practices. We have extensive experience with this specific type of treatment and all of its uses.
- Ability–Getting the results you need from your Botulinum requires working with a doctor who can inject precise amounts of the medication to muscle areas that can be a fraction of a millimeter thick. Our trained microsurgeons are capable of working with any and all areas of your face, no matter how small.
- Knowledge–The lines around your eyes are the ones best treated by Botulinum, and we are the experts when it comes to procedures conducted in this particular area. Our knowledge of anatomy in this area is paramount to giving you that look that you’re after.
We have plenty of experience using Botulinum for a variety of procedures, and we are positive we can use it to help you as well.
START WITH A CONSULTATION TODAY
At In Focus, we offer consultations so we can better understand your specific needs. During the meeting, we will go over the procedure with you while determining if it is best for your situation. We will need to know if you have taken any type of Botulinum injection within the past four months, or if you are currently taking muscle relaxants, sleeping aids, allergy medications, or blood thinners.
It’s our job to ensure you are fully informed about the entire process and what to expect from it. We will educate you on the procedure, and answer any and all of your questions. Set up an appointment with In Focus today!