Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A.
Ophthalmologists & Aesthetics located in Manahawkin, NJ & Forked River, NJ
Nobody enjoys watching their face develop wrinkles and frown lines, and if yours are bothering you, then Botox® could be the answer. The team of eye health specialists at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A., in Manahawkin and Forked River, New Jersey, offers expertly administered cosmetic Botox injections to their patients as well as medical Botox for ophthalmic conditions. Find out more by calling Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A. today, or book an appointment online.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable treatment that has both medical and cosmetic applications. Botox has been used for many years as a medical treatment for migraines when patients are experiencing frequent, severe headaches.
The team at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A., also uses Botox to treat specific eye problems, including blepharospasm, which causes uncontrollable blinking or twitching of the eyelid, hemifacial spasms (a nervous system disorder in which the muscles on one side of the face twitch involuntarily), and strabismus (crossed eyes).
Used cosmetically, Botox can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and help give you a more youthful appearance. It’s especially effective in treating forehead and brow lines and the frown lines between your eyebrows.
How does Botox work?
The active ingredient in Botox comes from a botulinum toxin that causes paralysis. The refined version in Botox contains tiny amounts of the chemical that causes muscle paralysis, but is very safe when administered by trained professionals like the team at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A.
Botox Cosmetic works by disrupting the signals between the nerves in your face and the muscles they control. If the muscles aren’t receiving any instructions to move, they relax and smooth out, and your wrinkles smooth out too.
In medical applications, Botox works by paralyzing the muscles that are causing spasms or twitches. When the muscles relax, crossed eyes can regain a more normal aspect, and the continuous blinking seen in blepharospasm calms down.
At Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A., the team can use other leading injectable treatments with Botox to develop a personalized treatment plan that rejuvenates your appearance and helps you feel more confident.
What other cosmetic treatments are available?
The team at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A., uses additional types of cosmetic treatments to address common aesthetic issues:
Juvederm® is the leading injectable dermal filler, used to plump up the tissues where you have lines, wrinkles, folds, or scars. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps keep joints supple and tissues firm. Injections of Juvederm add volume to your face to restore a smoother, more youthful appearance. It’s particularly useful for treating blemishes around your mouth and nose.
Latisse® is a substance that you apply to your eyelashes to make them look longer and thicker. Latisse solution is only available by prescription, so you need to see a member of the team at Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A., who also shows you how to most effectively use Latisse.
For both cosmetic enhancement and medical treatment, visit Southern Shores Eye Center, P.A. Call today or book an appointment online.