Botox (TM, Allergan, Inc.) is widely known for the treatment of wrinkles. Wrinkles are caused by the frequent contraction of facial muscles under the skin. Botox relaxes these muscles which results in a smoothing out of the overlying skin. Botox injections are painless and repeated about 3 times a year. If you are unhappy with the appearance of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, or crow’s feet around the eyes, the doctors at Physicians Eye Care and Laser Center can counsel you regarding botox treatment for these wrinkles.
Some patients suffer from uncontrollable blinking of the lids (blepharospasm) or facial muscles (hemifacial spasm). Botox successfully treats these conditions and can be covered by medical insurance.