Botox is used for various reasons, and some of them are therapeutic. For example, we can use Botox for excessive sweating, migraines, and lazy eye. However, Botox is best known for its cosmetic uses. It is commonly used to smooth facial wrinkles and create a younger appearance. Botox is administered with injection. The injections contain a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA.
This compound is used to keep a muscle from moving temporarily. The solution is made by a microbe that causes botulism. When you want Botox cosmetics for wrinkles or fine lines, you can get them from an ophthalmologist. Call Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists in Leesburg, FL, to see the doctor.
How Botox Works
When Botox is injected into the muscles of the face, it will serve as a block for specific signals that come from the nerves. These signals cause the muscles to contract. This contraction leads to wrinkles and lines. When patients get Botox injections into their muscles, it keeps them from contracting so that the wrinkles are smoothed out. It can be used in various face areas, including on the forehead, around the eyes, and the mouth. When you get Botox injections, there isn't a lot of pain or discomfort. However, you can ask to have your skin numbed before getting them if needed. There are different ways that the skin can be numbed so that you don't feel the injections. These options may be vibration, a topical numbing agent, or ice.
Getting Botox Injections
When you get Botox injections from an ophthalmologist, it is performed right there in the eye doctor's office. A tiny needle injects the muscles with minimal amounts of the botulinum. The areas that are getting the injections will determine how many of them you need to get the desired results. Once you have had the injections, it can take a few days to notice the difference. Once the result is there, you will continue to see it for anywhere from three to five months. After that, you need to get the injections to get the results.
See Our Ophthalmologist
We're here to serve you when you need to see an eye doctor. Call Fishman and Sheridan Eye Care Specialists to get your eye exam and Botox when required. If there is anything else you'd like to talk about, don't be afraid to speak with our ophthalmologist. You may contact us at Leesburg (352) 360-2301, Eustis (352) 360-2301, or Clermont (352) 360-2301.