Eyes are a window to the soul, an oft-quoted adage holds significance in the world of cosmetic surgery. The eyes are one of the most prominent and expressive features of a person’s face and also the most sensitive external organs of the body. To keep them loking fresh in spite of growing age, one may have to look for cosmetic treatments. Hence, for those looking to enhance their ocular features, it is mandatory to consider treatment from an oculoplastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgery and associated eye procedures.
Surgical and non-surgical options offered by eye surgeon
One can opt for both surgical as well as non-surgical options to rejuvenate eyes. Cosmetic surgery continues to be the mainstay of aesthetic improvement for the eyes and face. However, not every patient may be ready to accept the longer duration, discomfort, longer recovery, and other limitations associated with a surgery. This allows for the embracing of non-surgical treatment of the eyes as it is a less intrusive method to invigorate eyelids and replenish the eyes. Dr Jennifer Hui, an oculoplastic surgeon based in Palm Springs, Palm Desert provides proven non-surgical treatments such as Botox and cosmetic fillers, which are safe, effective, and approved by the FDA. Her patients only have words of appreciation for her aesthetic procedures. They attest her services as being painless and vouch for her safe hands.
Botox and facial cosmetic fillers are the most preferred and extensively used non-surgical options by people trying to avoid surgical options such as facelift, eyelid surgery, browlift and other procedures. These treatments can be performed in the confines of the oculoplastic surgeon’s space. It has been observed that these two treatments give better results when combined together.
Botox and its function
Botox has gained height of popularity due to its endorsement by celebrities’ world over. It is a non-surgical method used to soften the lines around eyes and other facial features. Botulinum toxin – a drug of fungal origin is administered through Botox or Dysport injections. It is among the most popular non-surgical treatments to reduce wrinkles and lines around the forehead as well as eyes. The treatment has been approved by the FDA for reduction or removal of frown lines on the forehead as well as crow’s feet around the eyes.
Botox is directly introduced into the wrinkle causing muscle. This blocks the neuro-chemical transmission to the muscle from the brain bringing about the relaxation of muscle, thereby smoothing out the wrinkled skin. The instantaneous results of Botox or Dysport treatment take about three to seven days for full effects to show. The duration of single treatment of Botox lasts for about four months. The procedure gains favor over surgical methods due its short duration and also for the lack of sedation or anesthesia use. Discomfort caused is minimal and short-lived. An extensive use of Botox was initiated by the oculoplastic specialists and phthalmologists to treat conditions of the eyes as well as facial spasms, more than two decades ago.