The Beauty of Botox
Years of laughing, smiling, frowning, and raising your eyebrows can take a toll on your appearance. Suddenly you notice Crow’s Feet, Brow Furrows, and Forehead Wrinkles that take away from your youthful appearance. While you may not be ready for full cosmetic surgery, there is a simple cosmetic procedure that can reduce or eliminate these bothersome wrinkles. Botox is the trade name for Botulinum Toxin, Type A. This purified protein, when used in small amounts, is safe and effective for treating unwanted wrinkles and fine lines.
Men and women alike are taking advantage of this revolutionary non-surgical wrinkle treatment.
How does it Work?
Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines, and Brow Furrows are caused by the contraction of muscles underneath the skin. In order to reduce these wrinkles, the muscle must be prohibited from contracting. Botox, when injected, relaxes the muscles and no longer allows them to contract. The result is a smooth winkle-free appearance that gives your face a refreshed and relaxed look.
Is it Safe?
Botox has been used since 1980 by ophthalmologists for the treatment of blepharospasms, or uncontrolled blinking and twitching of the eyes. Patients who suffer from blepharospasms are often unable to function well enough to drive, watch movies, play sports, or read. Once Botox was injected into the muscle, the spasms stopped, allowing normal blinking functions. An unexpected side-effect was the reduction of the fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox has been used for wrinkle reduction since 1989. A major study of the technique was completed in 1995 and the review was published in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The use of Botox in beauty enhancements is now widely accepted and used by ophthalmologists around the world.
How Long Will it Last?
Botox treatments usually last from 3 to 6 months. Studies have indicated that the more often you have the injections the longer the effects last between treatments.
Why Should You Choose SNEAD EYE GROUP for Your Botox Treatment?
Our surgeons have been using Botox effectively for both medical and cosmetic reasons since 1985. A physician who is trained in the use of Botox, preferably an experienced ophthalmologist, is the best choice for your Botox treatment.
Dr. John Snead is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has served as an international consultant and has completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Microsurgery in Melbourne Australia, where he has been asked to return as a guest lecturer. Dr. Brad Snead holds professional memberships in various organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
SNEAD EYE GROUP will pursue excellence in the delivery of eye care to our patients. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a highly qualified team of caring professionals to ensure that each patient is treated in a courteous and compassionate manner. Our goal is to understand and respect each patients individual concerns and health care needs, and strive to exceed our patients expectations at all times.
SNEAD EYE GROUP guarantees that you will see your best. Whether you visit our office for a routine vision checkup or for a complete surgical evaluation, you are guaranteed to see your personal best.