BOTOX® for Wrinkles
The FDA-approved BOTOX® can limit or decrease wrinkles in your forehead and eye area. Botulinum Toxin is injected into the muscles that lie beneath the skin surface. When a muscle is injected, it is unable to contract. The skin overlying the muscle tends to smooth, and finer wrinkles disappear. The effects of the injection last for three to four months. At the end of that time, the BOTOX® wears off, and muscle activity returns. Some patients choose to undergo a series of two to four injections, after which, muscle activity may remain reduced and the creases diminished. For the best results, it is recommended to repeat injections every three to four months.
BOTOX® for Blepharospasms
Blepharospasm is characterized by involuntary spasms of the muscles around the eye, resulting in uncontrolled blinking, narrowing, and even closing of the eyelid. BOTOX® has been used as a treatment option for blepharospasm and its symptoms since FDA approval in 1989. In the early stages of blepharospasm, you may feel irritation and discomfort of the eyelids, as well as increased blinking.
LATISSE® solution is the only FDA-approved prescription treatment to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
Avenova is used for daily lid and lash hygiene. It is estimated that 23 million Americans chronically suffer from inflammation of the eyelids, known as blepharitis, and another 13 million struggle with the debilitating condition of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Pre-operative cataract surgical patients use Avenova to reduce the risk of intraocular infections after cataract surgery. The medication also is used for patients with rosacea, contact lens wearers, patients struggling with inflammation of the eyelids and patients who have MGD.
Avenova is different from other lid and lash cleansers available on the market because it contains Neutrox™, NovaBay’s proprietary, pure, stable form of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Neutrox adds the dimension of rapid anti-microbial, anti-toxin, and anti-biofilm preservative activity in solution. Avenova is the first true lid and lash “hygiene product.” Avenova has no side effects; it doesn’t contain surfactants or any irritating components.
Though there is no cure for macular degeneration, certain treatments, including vitamins, can help slow down the disease. Ask your doctor if this is the right vitamin for you. You also can pick up a coupon at your next visit.
At the LASIK Center of Jackson, we help patients achieve their best vision utilizing surgical skill and advanced medical technology. Our services include Z-LASIK – a bladeless procedure where vision is corrected with a precise laser – as well as all-laser photo-refractive keratectomy and microkeratome LASIK. For more information, visit LASIK Center of Jackson.