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BOTOX® treatment for blepharospasm (eyelid spasms)

Blepharospasm can also be treated with BOTOX®. This condition causes spasms in and around the eyelids. This results in frequent blinking and closing of the eyes that you can't control. Because of these symptoms, it can be hard to see. Treatment with BOTOX® can help reduce muscle spasms. This reduces blinking, which may help improve your ability to see. The product has been used in a variety of other therapeutic applications such as Spasmodic Neck, Writers

Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX), is a sterile purified botulinum toxin produced from cultures and supplied to doctors for use in treating certain forms of strabismus and blepharospasm.

Botox for Bleharospasm

Botox is a nerve impulse "blocker". It binds to nerve endings and prevents the release of chemical transmitters that activate muscles. These chemicals carry the "message" from the brain that causes a muscle to contract: if the message is blocked, the muscle doesn't spasm. Botox usually takes full effect with in one to two weeks. However, the nerve endings usually grow new connections to the muscles at sites that have not been exposed to Botox. Therefore, treatment must be repeated as directed by the physician.

Cosmetic Botox

Botox injections are used to treat facial wrinkles, restoring a youthful, rested appearance.

BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to temporarily reduce facial lines in over 1 million people. Since its approval by the FDA in 2002 BOTOX® Cosmetic has become extremely popular as a non-surgical treatment for frown lines and wrinkles. These facial lines are caused by repeated muscle movement. As we frown or smile, muscles contract and pull the skin. As we age our skin becomes less elastic. Repeated pulling of the skin results in the formation of lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that when injected into a muscle will block the nerve impulses that cause that muscle to move. The doctor injects small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic into the facial muscles responsible for the frown lines and wrinkles. By reducing the movement of the muscle the lines begin to diminish and the face appears much smoother.

The BOTOX® injections are minimally invasive and are administered in the doctor's office. The entire process usually takes less than 15 minutes. Most patients resume normal activities immediately following the treatment. Patients will usually see results within a few days. The treatment lasts approximately three months.

As with all cosmetic procedures there are risks. You should be properly evaluated by a qualified doctor to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Call our office 860-928-0414 to schedule an appointment with Dr. James C. Dean.

Juvederm®

Juvederm is a gel filler used to treat problem areas around the mouth and nose. When we are young our skin contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid which works to hydrate our skin. As we age we lose some of our supply of hyaluronic acid resulting in the formation of wrinkles and folds.

Juvederm is used to restore our supply of hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected directly into the wrinkles and folds. It acts like a filler, smoothing out those problem areas. The treatment is administered in the doctor's office. The procedure takes approximately 15-20 minutes and may last up to one year.

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Latisse®

There's been a growing interest in this product ever since it was introduced. And it's no wonder. LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.

Discover the LATISSE® difference.
LATISSE® solution is a growth treatment for lashes. In fact, it's the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it's the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription. So you'll need to talk to your doctor to see if it's right for you.

LATISSE® grows lashes longer, fuller and darker.
LATISSE® solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. It's not an illusion of growth. It's your own eyelashes — only better.

How LATISSE® works.
LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.

The history behind LATISSE®.
Although LATISSE® is a treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, it was developed through years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with expertise in eye care products.

LATISSE® Indication
LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

LATISSE® Important Safety Information
If you are using, or have used, prescription products for any eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE® under close doctor care. Although not seen in LATISSE® clinical studies, may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may occur which may be reversible. Only apply at the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid. Hair growth may occur in other skin areas that LATISSE® solution frequently touches. If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE®. The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are itchy eyes and/or eye redness. If discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.

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