It is extremely gratifying to be the kind of medical practice that both treats people’s medical conditions and can provide treatments that can make them simply look and feel better. At New York Cornea Consultants our goal is to protect and enhance our patients’ vision and improve all aspects of their eye health. Our doctor also offers aesthetic procedures that are meant to improve the look and feel of the skin around the eyes and elsewhere on the face. One such aesthetic procedure that our practice specializes in is Great Neck BOTOX.
Great Neck BOTOX is the best-known form of botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by certain bacterium, which prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and causes flaccid paralysis. A large amount of the toxin causes the infection known as botulism. However, small controlled doses of botulinum toxin are considered safe and effective for use in many medical treatments including for reduction of facial wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the eyes and in the uppermost third of the face. Injection of botulinum toxin into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin. Smoothing of wrinkles is usually visible three days after treatment. The treated muscles gradually regain function, and generally return to their former appearance three to four months after treatment. Muscles can be treated repeatedly to maintain the smoothed appearance.
Great Neck BOTOX and other botulinum products are only one type of aesthetic procedure that our practice offers. We also specialize in restylane treatments to provide lift and structural support as well as Perlane treatments, which provide volume to help restore the patient’s youthful appearance. Call our office for a consultation and find out what our aesthetic procedures can do for you.