Botulinum Toxins

Botulinum Toxins

Oculoplastic surgeons have a unique and focused understanding of eyelid anatomy/function and its relationship to ocular function and facial expression. This knowledge is the key to achieving optimum results when using botulinum toxin around the eyes. In fact, Oculoplastic specialists and Ophthalmologists pioneered the widespread use of Botox® and have been using it to treat blepharospasm (involuntary spasms of the eyelids), strabismus (crossed eyes), and hemi-facial spasm since 1989.  Botox® is a popular, non-invasive method of softening lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) and on the face (forehead, between the eyebrows).   Injections of Botox® are administered in the office to relax the muscles that cause the lines to form.  No sedation or anesthesia is required, and there is no special recovery period necessary. Dr. Jennifer Hui personally performs all the injections.  The entire procedure takes a few minutes. Discomfort is minimal and brief; mild bruising may occur at injection sites, but this may be easily covered with makeup. The result of the injection usually becomes apparent within 3 to 5 days, with a maximum effect around 7 days. The effect of Botox® generally lasts an average of three to four months, and leaves you feeling refreshed and looking rejuvenated.

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Why should I go to an Oculoplastic surgeon for dermal filler and botulinum toxin treatment?

Oculoplastic surgeons have a unique and focused understanding of eyelid anatomy/ function and its relationship to ocular function and facial expression.  This knowledge is the key to achieving optimum results when using botulinum toxin around the eyes.

FAQ’s

An oculoplastic surgeon specializes in surgery of the eyelids and orbit (tissues around the eye) and the lacrimal system (tear duct system). After medical school, a one year internship and three year residency in Ophthalmology (eye surgery) are completed. An additional two year fellowship in Oculoplastic surgery gives your surgeon the intricate knowledge of eyelid, orbital and lacrimal anatomy that is required for an optimal outcome. Dr. Hui is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (a very select group of approximately 1,000 Oculoplastic surgeons in the United States).
Dr. Hui will meet with you personally to discuss your goals. After a review of your history and an examination, she will recommend the optimal plan for you. Dr. Hui personally performs all surgeries and cosmetic procedures (filler and Botox). We have a small close knit office, and the staff and I are in constant communication to take the best care of you possible.
Surgery may be performed in the office with local anesthesia or at an outpatient surgery center with intravenous sedation. Dr. Hui will help you determine the ideal location for your procedure after your first meeting.
In most cases, after a week of light activity (no strenuous exercise OR heavy lifting), you are able to return to your usual activities. Dr. Hui will review the recommendations for your particular procedure after she reviews your history and the treatment plan.

In most cases, patients do not take any post-operative pain medication, or Tylenol. If needed, additional pain medication may be prescribed.

Dr. Hui will examine your surgical sites and assess your healing. Any specific concerns will be addressed and post-operative care tailored to your particular needs. In most cases, dissolving sutures are used. However, if non dissolving sutures are used, she will remove those 1-2 weeks after surgery.

In some cases, insurance MAY cover some of your surgical procedures IF deemed medically necessary. Dr. Hui will evaluate your history particular case and discuss if insurance coverage may be possible.

A few happy clients

I had a great experience!

From my first office visit to my surgery I was treated with great care. Dr. Hui and her staff made me feel very comfortable and very at ease. Thank you for everything.

J.T.

Dr. Hui and her staff are exceptional!

I had the best experience ever! She is very knowledgeable and helpful and her staff is very professional. I am very pleased with the results and will definitely see her again in the future.

M.H.