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.
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.
Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)
Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Strabismus (crossed eyes
Detrusor (bladder wall muscle) overactivity – causing urinary incontinence
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.