What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine which can be injected into muscles to help control certain medical conditions. Although Botox is now used in a variety of treatments and conditions in many parts of the body, it has several uses around the eyes. BOTOX® injections can be used to temporarily smooth wrinkles and temporarily reduce the symptoms of certain spastic eye conditions.
Why use BOTOX®?
BOTOX®, like all treatments, is not right for everyone and is only helpful for certain conditions, including cosmetic reasons, as well as a treatment for blepharospasm and entropion. When used cosmetically, BOTOX® may reduce crow’s feet on the outer sides of the eyes and reduce wrinkles between the eyebrows and on the forehead. When used as a treatment for conditions such as blepharospasm, BOTOX® will often help reduce the spasms in your eye within a few days and can last for a few months before symptoms will begin to reappear. Entropion, another eye condition which is characterized by spastic rolling-in of the lower eyelid is also often treated with BOTOX® injections. The injections will relax the spastic muscles and give the eye some much needed relief.
Note: cosmetic procedures are generally considered an out-of-pocket expense.
How long does BOTOX®last?
BOTOX® is only temporary. Generally, the effect of BOTOX® will wear off within 3-4 months time. Patients may choose to have the procedure repeated at this time.
BOTOX® Grayling MI
If you live in or near Grayling, MI and are looking for an eye care specialist who can help you, we invite you to find out more about us. We have been caring for the eyes of residents of Grayling, Gaylord, Cheboygan and throughout Northern Michigan for years. Dedicated to our patients, we provide a variety of services which range from check-ups to surgeries and even BOTOX®. To learn more, contact us by phone at 1.877.SEE.2020 or simply fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.