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.