The doctors at Regional Eye Associates have been administering BOTOX® injections for the medical treatment of blepharospasm (eyelid spasm) for over a decade. We are happy to announce that BOTOX® Cosmetic is now available and personally administered by these same experienced physicians to accurately and effectively treat fine facial lines and wrinkles for both men and women. BOTOX® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing improvements in your appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injection that works by temporarily blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. Benefits from treatment are visible within 3-4 days following treatment. Results typically last an average of four months. Patients may choose to repeat the procedure for continued improvement and results (typically 3-4 times per year). During treatment a cream with local anesthetic could be placed on your skin prior to treatment. Typically a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the area of the wrinkle with a very tiny gauge needle.
Patients generally return to their normal activities after the procedure but should follow the post-procedure guidelines: Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also recommended to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
Cosmetic BOTOX injections are never covered by insurance since it is an elective procedure. On average, Regional Eye Associates charges the followingfor these areas treatment: Forehead $450.00, Brow (crease between eyebrows) $210.00, Eyelids (crow's feet) $210.00 per eye. Prices can vary on individual patient needs.
Before you schedule your first BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment consultation, you probably have some questions. We hope the following description helps to clarify the typical experience.
What to expect during your consultation/treatment (please note that although the following description is the typical experience, it is possible your visit may differ).
The day of your appointment, allow time before your appointment for filling out forms and for consulting with the doctor or a member of his staff. If it's your initial visit, you may first meet with your doctor personally or a staff member.
You may also be asked about your expectations for treatment and if you have any allergies or any condition that wouldn't make you a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
You'll probably be seated in a reclining chair, much like you find in a dentist's office. No anesthesia is required, although your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
Your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire BOTOX® Cosmetic injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
There's no recovery time needed. You are ready to get on with your day! The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.
To schedule an appointment call Regional Eye Associates (304) 598-3301 or toll-free, 1-800-598-3301.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and BOTOX® (made by Allergan) have 6 U.S. FDA label approvals, including treatment of expression lines/facial wrinkles and hyperhidrosis. When injected by a properly qualified and trained doctor in an appropriate medical setting, U.S. FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic is an extremely safe treatment.
BOTOX® is a botulinum type A that has been reviewed by the FDA and approved to treat specific medical disorders such as blepharospasm. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a botulinum type A that has been reviewed by the FDA and approved to treat frown lines.
BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are FDA-approved drugs, and a naturally-derived protein called botulinum toxin. Toxins are naturally occurring substances that at defined doses are capable of causing illness. BOTOX® injections are used to correct functional neurologic disorders or for cosmetic reasons. When injected properly with appropriate dosing, the risk of complications is extremely low. However, as with any medical treatment, there is the potential for adverse effects, and therefore, prior to treatment patients must be informed about the potential risks of these treatments.
No, BOTOX® is a naturally occurring protein. Even in high doses, it does not result in botulism.
BOTOX® for cosmetic purposes is FDA approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18-65.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections should not be given to people who have an infection where the physician proposes to inject. They should not be given to people who are known to be sensitive to any ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic. It should not be administered to any pregnant or nursing women.
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you're having an allergic reaction or other reactions, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a pharmaceutical drug administered by physicians and is available only by prescription.
For more information on the benefits and risks of BOTOX®, click the link below to view the manufacturer's website:
*As with any surgical procedure there are risks along with benefits. It is important to discuss your surgical procedure with your surgeon to fully understand the risks and benefits.