Botox

Educational articles about issues surrounding Botox around and under the eyes from the doctors of Ophthalmology at Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute

Common Questions and Answers About Botox®

Botox
Botox Cosmetic, first approved for aesthetic use by the FDA in 2002, is the most popular cosmetic procedure. It effectively turns back the clock on facial aging, particularly in the areas around the eyes and on the forehead, reducing or eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How does Botox work?
Botox is derived from the Botulinum Toxin Type A, which, when injected into a muscle in very small amounts, is able to paralyze that muscle for a certain period of time. Creases and wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle contractions when we perform day-to-day actions such as smiling or frowning. Botox actually blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscle, so the injected muscle can’t contract. Botox is very effective in treating facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead furrows.
Beyond aesthetics, Botox is also proving effective […]