Botox is a preventative treatment in helping with the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions that create the fold in the skin (i.e. from smiling or scowling). If you pop over to this website, you will realize that Botox is a purified protein which relaxes muscles—leading to the desired effect of “decreased wrinkles.” Botox is very safe and is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States! Many patients who receive Botox treatments see results within the first 3-4 days of their treatment and it can last up to 3-4 months.
Botox will help with bunny lines within the nose and forehead, glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows), and frown lines. It can also be used to soften smoker lines around the mouth. Botox has also recently been approved for the treatment of crow’s feet (the wrinkles around the corners of your eyes).
Botox is not only used for cosmetic purposes, but many other medical conditions as well. Botox can be used for various conditions, including blepharospasm, which is the twitching sensation some people experience. Botox can also improve migraines, hemi-facial spasm, and ocular misalignment.
There are a lot of misconceptions of what an ophthalmologist can do, with many thinking that eye doctors only give eye glasses, but we can do many other types of treatments as well. I have been specifically trained in cosmetics as an ophthalmologist, with Botox being one of many cosmetic services offered at the Utah Eye Centers.
If Botox seems like it might be an option for you, we would be happy to see you for a consultation in either our Ogden or Bountiful locations.