Botulinum injections (BOTOX®, Xeomin®, DAXXIFY®) are a popular and versatile treatment option for various eye conditions and muscle spasms. These injections contain a purified form of the botulinum toxin, which works by temporarily relaxing targeted muscles. In the context of eye conditions, such as strabismus (crossed eyes) or blepharospasm (involuntary eyelid twitching), botulinum injections are administered directly into the affected muscles. The toxin blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions, effectively reducing muscle activity and restoring proper alignment or reducing spasms.
Am I a candidate?
If you suffer from blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, or eyelid apraxia, Dr. Warner may recommend BOTOX®, DAXXIFY®, or Xeomin® as a treatment option.
What can I expect during treatments?
Before your treatment, the targeted area is cleaned and numbed using a topical anesthetic or cold compress to minimize any discomfort. The injections themselves involve the use of a fine needle to deliver small amounts of botulinum toxin directly into the affected muscles. The procedure is generally well-tolerated, with only minimal discomfort or a slight pinching sensation reported by some patients. The entire process usually takes only a few minutes to complete.
What can I expect after these injections?
Following botulinum injections, you may experience mild redness or swelling at the injection site, which typically subsides within a few hours. It is advisable to avoid rubbing or touching the treated area immediately after the procedure to prevent the toxin from spreading to unintended muscles. The effects of the injections gradually become noticeable within a few days to a week, as the muscles start to relax and symptoms improve. The duration of the effects varies but typically lasts several months, after which repeat injections may be necessary to maintain the desired results.
Schedule botulinum injections for eye conditions in Florida
Botulinum injections offer a non-surgical and effective option for managing eye conditions and muscle spasms. To find out if these treatments can help you, please call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below. Scheduling a consultation at Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando is the perfect way to start your journey toward better vision!