We offer Botox Cosmetic treatment, which is a simple non-surgical procedure, that smooths the deep, persistent lines between your brows and the corners of your eyelids (crow's feet). Ask one of our doctors if Botox Cosmetic is right for you.
BOTOX® , a derivative of Botulinum A, is a protein that weakens and inactivates muscles that wrinkle the skin. It was first used in 1973 to help patients with essential blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking), "crossed eyes" and facial tics. Now, it has gained popularity as an FDA-approved cosmetic agent used to get rid of unwanted facial wrinkles.
Wrinkles and frown lines on the forehead, glabellar area (area between the eyebrows) and crowsfeet (wrinkles at the outside corners of the eye) can all be reduced or eliminated with BOTOX® injections. The injections usually last between 3 - 6 months. The effects are usually seen with 24 hours, but may take up to a week to see the full benefit.
How often should I visit my ophthalmologist?
If you have a history of eye disease, we recommend making regular appointments and following up as your ophthalmologist advises. Call now for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Can I bring a friend with me to my ophthalmologist appointment?
You are always welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointments. An extra set of ears is always helpful so you don’t forget any important information your ophthalmologist goes over with you during your appointment.
How do I know if I should schedule an ophthalmologist appointment?
If you are having eye discomfort or trouble with your vision, schedule an appointment with your ophthalmologist. Health conditions, like high blood pressure or diabetes, increase your risk for certain diseases. If you have questions or think you might need to see an ophthalmologist, call for more information.
Do your ophthalmologists have tips on how I can protect my eyes?
Don’t forget to wear protective eyewear during activities like mowing the grass, doing construction work, or playing sports. If you wear contacts, take steps to prevent eye infections. Wash your hands before handling your contacts or touching your eyes, and be sure to replace them regularly.
When should I arrive at my ophthalmologist appointment?
We ask that you arrive at your eye appointment fifteen minutes early. That gives you time to fill out any necessary paperwork before your appointment with your doctor.
What should I bring for my ophthalmologist appointment?
You will need to bring your insurance information. If you have a referral from your primary care physician, please have that with you if you haven’t already sent it to us. And lastly, bring a list of all medications you are taking.
Can your ophthalmologists perform LASIK? What can I expect?
One of our most popular procedures at Spectrum Eye Institute is LASIK surgery. An outpatient procedure, LASIK surgery corrects the vision of patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. Call now for more information or to see if LASIK might be right for you.
Does your ophthalmologist office offer cosmetic services?
Though ophthalmologists are known for medically necessary services, we also offer cosmetic procedures and services to help you look and feel your best. We offer Botox Cosmetic treatments that smooth deep wrinkles and crows’ feet around your eyes. Call our offices for more information and to schedule a consultation.