For more than 30 years, ophthalmologists have used Botox® in the treatment of eye muscle disorders. For around 20 years, they’ve also used Botox to treat cosmetic concerns like fine lines and wrinkles in the eye and forehead areas. At Marano Eye Care, talented ophthalmologists Matthew Marano Jr., MD, Edward Decker, MD, and the team have extensive experience and superior skill in treating the delicate eye area for both medical and cosmetic reasons. There are offices in Denville, Livingston, and Newark, New Jersey, so book your Botox appointment by calling the one nearest you or clicking the online scheduler now.
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that works by blocking nerve signals to your muscles. It has both medical and cosmetic uses.
In 1989, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of eye muscle disorders including uncontrollable eye blinking (blepharospasm) and crossed eyes (strabismus). Since that time, ophthalmologists have found many other medical uses for Botox, including the treatment of double vision caused by poor eye muscle alignment.
In 2002, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of glabellar lines, the vertical lines between your eyebrows when you frown. After that, Botox was approved for the treatment of crow's feet around the eyes and for horizontal forehead lines.
At Marano Eye Care, the experienced ophthalmologists offer Botox for both medical and cosmetic uses.
Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may need a topical numbing ointment before your Botox injections. Your doctor may ask you to squint, raise your brows, and make other facial expressions so they can determine exactly where to administer your Botox.
Then, they use an ultra-fine needle to place the Botox directly into the muscles requiring treatment. The Botox injection process takes only a few minutes. Your doctor may apply an ice pack to minimize any swelling after the injections.
Botox results can appear in as little as a day or two. With cosmetic Botox, you might notice a gradual change in which you look increasingly rested and younger. Peak results generally appear within a week.
Botox can affect everyone differently, but in general, it lasts for as long as four months in treating moderate-to-severe frown lines. It has similar longevity for eye muscle issues like strabismus, but it may last longer after repeat treatments, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
An ophthalmologist is an ideal doctor to administer Botox because they’re facial anatomy experts. Ophthalmologists are highly trained and skilled in treating the eyes and all of the surrounding structures, including the muscles where they inject Botox.
Your Marano Eye Care ophthalmologist is familiar with your unique eye anatomy, allowing them to customize your treatment in the most effective way.
To get a younger more revitalized look with a quick in-office treatment, call Marano Eye Care or book an appointment through the online scheduler now.