When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce furrows and wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX treatments can help prevent you from deepening these lines and erase these signs of aging, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed. Although, many people think of BOTOX as being a dermatology or plastic surgery product, it actually began as an ophthalmology treatment in 1989. Cosmetically desirable effects of BOTOX were first discovered by ophthalmologists treating patients for eye muscle disorders. The serendipitous discovery of cosmetic benefits occurred when these ophthalmologists observed the softening of patients’ frown lines following treatment for eye muscle conditions, leading to clinical trials and subsequent FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2002. Even though BOTOX is not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician. Be sure to insist that a qualified physician perform your procedure and not some office staff member. Our doctors are intimately familiar with BOTOX having successfully treated thousands of patients in our office. Not only that, we also take the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the procedure to find out what he or she wants to achieve so that patients can be happy with their smoother, younger looking faces.
Migraines can be debility. Botox is an approved treatment for adults with chronic headaches. Check with your insurance to see if they cover your treatment at Chico Eye Center.
Over time, permanent furrows and deep wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging, overuse, and constant muscle contractions. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry, or tired. Fortunately, dermal fillers, such as Juvederm injectable gel, can erase these signs of aging and restore a younger, more refreshed appearance. Juvederm is an FDA-approved gel that restores volume to the skin while smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This injection is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin, which adds volume and hydration. Juvederm is extremely smooth so it injects easily and produces immediate, natural-looking results.
People can achieve a fuller, younger appearance while still maintaining the natural features that define who they are. Juvederm is most effective in reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth on both sides of the face.The results of a Juvederm injection are visible immediately after the procedure, and will continue to improve over the next few days. Results are expected to last six to nine months, but in some cases may last longer.