20 Dec Botox for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As an eye surgeon and board certified ophthalmologist, I not only get to help my patients see well, I also get to help them look better. That might involve getting patients out of glasses and into contact lenses, performing LASIK surgery to eliminate glasses and contacts all together, or treating fine lines and wrinkles on the face with Botox.
Causes of Wrinkles
As we get older, the skin of our face becomes thinner, so the actions of the muscles under the skin cause creases in the overlying skin, a noticeable part of the aging process. The result are fine lines and wrinkles that develop on the forehead, between the eyebrows (also known as the 11’S) and around the eyes, so-called “crows feet.” As an ophthalmologist, I have a comprehensive knowledge of these muscles and their actions.
Most patients don’t want a surgical option to treat these early signs of aging. In fact, non-surgical cosmetic options are more popular than ever. Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment and works by temporarily paralyzing these muscles. The result is a smoother more youthful appearance to the skin.
Patients are initially seen in our spa, Lumiere Med Spa, where you will receive a complimentary consultation and where you can explain your treatment goals. We will answer any questions you may have and suggest a treatment plan.
You may proceed with treatment and pay only for the amount of Botox used.
The injections are relatively painless, although topical anesthetic can be used. The effects of Botox are temporary and usually last 3-4 months. Treatment will need to be repeated to maintain the results.
Botox is a neurotoxin, as are Dysport and Xeomin, which are different brand name products with similar actions. Temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles causes the muscles to relax, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Gregory Scimeca, M.D.
Lumiere Pure Body Med Spa