Did you know that Botox, commonly thought of as only a cosmetic procedure used to reduce wrinkles, has its early history as a medical treatment? Initially used in 1973 to relax overactive eye muscles that cause misaligned eyes, Botox was also used to reduce facial spasming in patients with Essential Blepharospasm and Hemifacial spasm. Botox has since gained popularity as a treatment for a number of muscular diseases as well as cosmetic uses. Recently, Botox became the first and only FDA-approved preventative treatment for people with chronic migraines.
Dr. Lois Townshend is fellowship trained in the use of Botox and has been providing Botox treatment for her patients with facial spasm and strabismus since it was FDA approved in 1990.
Botox injections are performed in an exam room with no restrictions in activity after the treatment.
Every patient is unique and has specific needs, therefore a personal consultation is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for Botox injections.