Botulinum Toxin (“botox”)

The Eye Centers now offer botulinum toxin injections for fine lines and wrinkles

What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin (often referred to “Botox” by patients) is a purified substance derived from bacteria. Botulinum toxin works by weakening the muscles where it in injected. This in turn results in reducing the fine lines and wrinkles caused by the contraction of those muscles.

Woman eyes before and after an anti age treatment for wrinkles and crow’s feet

What can botulinum toxin treat?

  • Brow lines (“11’s”)
  • Forehead lines
  • “Bunny lines” on the side of the nose
  • Brow droop
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Frown lines/to lift corner’s of the mouth

Why go to an ophthalmologist for botulinum toxin injections?

Botulinum toxin was first used by ophthalmologists as early as 1970 for strabismus (crossed eyes) treatment. Since then, injections have been approved for multiple uses in ophthalmology, such as blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm and facial dyskinesia.

Ophthalmologists have been trained in surgery on and around the eye and eyelids. Ophthalmologists have an intricate knowledge of the facial and eyelid anatomy including the muscles, nerves and vasculature. For this reason, an ophthalmologist is an ideal choice to get the results you desire.