Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments to reduce wrinkles around the eyes. In 2013, the FDA gave its approval for the use of Botox to cosmetically reduce crow’s feet or fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Dr. Jennifer Hui is a leading eye surgeon providing Botox treatment to patients who are keen for a rejuvenated appearance of the eyes, but wish to avoid eyelid surgery. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive this treatment from Dr. Hui.
Botox Treatment from a Surgeon
Dr. Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon, who is best qualified to provide Botox treatment around delicate areas such as the eyes. An oculoplastic surgeon has a precise understanding of the eyelid anatomy and function and its relationship with the ocular function and facial expression. This understanding helps them achieve safe and effective outcomes when using Botox around the eyes.
Apart from eyelid surgery, injectable treatments such as Botox should also preferably be performed only by qualified and experienced eye surgeons. Oculoplastic experts have, in fact, pioneered the use of Botox to effectively treat blepharospasm and other conditions such as crossed eyes and hemi-facial spasm since the last two decades.
Botox treatment has been used since its FDA approval in 1992 for the reduction of frown lines between the eyebrows. It has also recently won the FDA approval for reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox injections are administered by the surgeon to relax the overactive underlying muscles that are causing the wrinkles on the surface. The treatment does not involve anesthesia or sedation.
Botox injections are made of botulinum toxin, which is the most powerful biological agent known to man. This toxin is delivered through injections in controlled quantities in the precise targeted muscles directly. It instantly works to cut off the communication between the muscle and the nerve, causing the muscle to go into a temporary paralysis. This results in the instant fading away of the wrinkle on the face.
As Botox is an extremely potent toxin, it should ideally be handled only by highly qualified and experienced doctors. Particularly when Botox treatment is administered around the eyes, it becomes a more sensitive issue because eyes are most sensitive external organ of the body. Dr. Hui is an oculoplastic surgeon providing this treatment to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas.
Botox is a widely popular anti-wrinkle treatment around the world because of its numerous advantages for people who are prefer not to go under the knife. All the typical risks that are associated with a surgery are avoided with Botox treatment. The procedure can be completed in about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment involved.
There is no downtime with Botox, and the patient can immediately resume their regular activities or go back to work after the procedure. Discomfort with Botox treatment is minimal and brief. Full effects of the treatment will become apparent in about five to seven days.