Botox Injections in New Smyrna Beach

Botox Injections

Botox Injections in New Smyrna Beach
Botulinum Toxin or as it is more commonly called, Botox has been used safely for many years to treat both ophthalmic and nonophthalmic conditions. The most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year, it is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
What is Botox?
Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium from which Botox is derived, is found in many natural settings, including soil, lakes, and forests. The bacterium can also be found in the intestinal tracts of mammals and fish and in the gills and organs of crabs and other shellfish. Such naturally occurring instances of Clostridium botulinumbacteria and spores are generally harmless.
Why Select an Ophthalmologist to preform Botox Injections?
An interesting, but not well known fact is that Ophthalmologists are the most experienced administrators of Botox. Because of their advanced training, they are especially qualified to assess the impact of the eyelids on the health of the eye. For over 20 years, ophthalmologists have been using Botox to treat a variety of eye conditions, including eyelid spasms and eye muscle disorders. When Botox is injected into the eye muscles, it reduces their movement and can be very effective in aligning the eyes.  When injected for eyelid spasms, it can help limit the overactive blinking.  Patients who were treated for spasms noticed that it also helped soften their wrinkles.
Botox is currently approved for the following therapeutic applications:
  • Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
  • Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)
  • Chronic migraine
  • Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes
  • Post-stroke upper limb spasticity
  • Detrusor (bladder wall muscle) overactivity – causing urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
  • Canthal lines (crow’s feet)
For more information on Botox Injections in New Smyrna Beach or surrounding areas please contact the Precision Eye Institute to see if this  treatment is right for you.