Most people know about BOTOX® Cosmetic to look younger. But you may not realize that BOTOX is also used for medical conditions as well. Lauren Albers, CNP, provides BOTOX injections to treat:
- Eye twitching
- Lazy eye
During a medical BOTOX treatment, small amounts of purified botulinum toxin medication are injected into targeted muscles of the face or around the eyes. The medication allows the facial muscles to relax by blocking nerve impulses. Treatments take approximately 10 minutes and the injections are often described as a pinching sensation.
It is important to choose an experienced technician who is trained in medical BOTOX injections. Lauren Albers has extensive training in protecting the delicate tissues surrounding the eyes.
Possible Side Effects of Medical BOTOX
Some patients experience slight after-effects in the injected area, such as:
It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to medical BOTOX. Inform our providers about any medical condition you have prior to treatment. Being upfront about your health will minimize the risk of complications.