Welcome to the cosmetic section of the Balin Eye & Laser Center website.
Wrinkles, frown lines, drooping eyes or just the effects of aging – all of these can detract from an attractive appearance and all can be treated by three main cosmetic technologies:
- Eyelid Surgery
- Dermal Fillers
The results from these treatments can restore youth, beauty, and confidence.
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 4 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 at 1-800-436-EYES (3937) or 413-584-6666 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Balin.
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 about 15-20 minutes and can last up to one year.
Please see more information on our Eye Procedures here.
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