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. In the early stages of blepharospasm, you may feel irritation and discomfort of the eyelids, as well as increased blinking. BOTOX® has been used as a successful treatment option for blepharospasm and its symptoms since FDA approval in 1989.
ComfortClear Lid Wipes
Keeping eyelids and eyelashes free of debris is an important part of any daily hygiene routine. Regularly cleaning the eyelids helps them function properly and may help with dry, flaking skin around the eyes. ComfortClear Lid Wipes gently cleanse the sensitive skin around the eyes without the need to rinse afterwards. Using ComfortClear Lid Wipes as a daily lid hygiene regimen is easy because the wipes come pre-moistened and conveniently packaged to use while on-the-go.
Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. LATISSE® solution is the only FDA-approved prescription treatment to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
In 2001, the National Eye Institute began a large, multi-center study on the use of antioxidant vitamin supplements to treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration. This study was termed the Age Related Eye Disease Study or AREDS. The study looked at whether a combination of large doses of vitamin A, C, E, and zinc would slow or stop the progression of the disease. The results of the study showed that the vitamins did slow the progression of the disease in patients with moderate or advanced macular degeneration. Patients who are at high risk for developing advanced macular degeneration should consider taking the combination of nutrients used in the study. Ask your doctor if macular vitamins are right for you.
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, an all bladeless procedure where vision is corrected with a precise laser, as well as all-laser photo-refractive keratectomy and traditional microkeratome LASIK. For more information, visit LASIK Center of Jackson.