At Summit Eye Care we provide state-of-the-art Botox ® injections. Botox is used to eliminate the wrinkles in and around forehead, brow area and crow’s feet around the eyes. It allows you to have a more youthful appearance without the long healing time after invasive cosmetic surgery.
Botox ® has been used in the field of ophthalmology since the 1980’s and has been used on over millions of people. Now injections are at the front of the non-surgical aesthetic enhancements and can restore the younger appearance of your face in a matter of days.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox ®?
Botox ® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approval.
How long does it take to work?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines. Improvement in your lines may be noticed to improve for up to a month and last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
Who should administer Botox®?
Botox® is administered by physicians and is available only by a pharmacy prescription. Botox® is a medical procedure and should be administered in a controlled medical environment.
Why go to an ophthalmologist for your Botox® treatments?
Botox® was first used by ophthalmologists to treat eyelid and facial disorders. Eye surgeons are specifically trained to perform surgery on the fine skin around the eye which is where Botox® Cosmetic treatments are given.
Are Botox® treatments painful?
There is mild discomfort. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. You can return to work after a treatment.
Will I experience any side effects from Botox®?
Side effects may include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Less frequently occurring adverse reactions include pain in the face, erythema at the injection side and muscle weakness.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Treatment with Botox® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial expressions. Your lines will simply be gone or reduced so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Is Botox® affordable?
Botox® is very affordable relative to other treatments. According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, it is one of the least expensive facial aesthetic procedures in the US.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
Botox® works by reducing contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time. Results last up to 4 months. If you do not continue treatments, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like before treatment.