Botox was introduced to the world in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists, who began using it to treat optic muscle disorders. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in 2002, and its popularity has soared ever since. Botox is consistently one of the top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed each year.
In addition to glabellar lines, Botox is used to eradicate crow’s feet, frown lines, and furrows in the forehead. It is also approved to treat a variety of medical conditions, including ocular muscle spasms, problems with eye coordination, severe armpit perspiration and migraine headaches. Botox is being studied to determine if it might be useful in treating conditions such as knee and hip osteoarthritis, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
One ten minute treatment, consisting of a few tiny injections, can give you noticeable results within days. Dr. Gerald Clarke and Dr. Christopher Smith currently perform BOTOX procedures at OptiVision Eye Care offices in Oshkosh and Appleton. The price per unit is $12.00. Call and schedule a visit today!