Why is Horizon Eye Care your best choice for facial procedures?
Unlike many ophthalmology offices, Horizon Eye Care offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Several of our doctors are experienced and proven experts in aesthetic methods that repair or rejuvenate the eyes, skin and lashes.
Although these procedures aren’t always associated with ophthalmologists, the two have an established connection. BOTOX – a cosmetic process that’s popular all over the world – was originally approved for eyelid spasms and twitching. Oculoplastic surgery (eyelid surgery), often used to correct vision problems, later developed into many cosmetic procedures also.
Signs that you may be a candidate for facial procedures
Telltale signs that may have you considering a facial procedure include:
- Bagginess around the eyes
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on forehead
- Excess skin and fat on the eyelids
- Short, thin eyelashes
What causes these issues?
Many factors – some that are avoidable and others that are inevitable – can result in physical and cosmetic issues involving the eyes and face:
- Natural aging around the eyes
- Genetic skin issues
- Repeated sun overexposure to skin
- Natural aging of skin
Oculoplastic surgery, or oculoplastics, refers to a wide array of procedures ranging from BOTOX to eyelid reconstruction that repair or rejuvenate the eyes and their related structures. At Horizon Eye Care, we offer a range of oculoplastic surgeries.
One common eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. This gives the eyes a more open look and creates a more alert and youthful look for the face. This surgery is also used as a reconstructive surgery to correct ptosis, a condition where upper eyelid drooping blocks part of the visual field.
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In addition to eyelid surgery, Horizon Eye Care also treats Graves’ eye disease, ectropion and entropion, and performs scar revisions, Mohs reconstruction, orbital surgery, tear duct surgery and dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). If you’re concerned about the appearance of your eyelashes, Horizon Eye Care is pleased to offer LATISSE – the first and only FDA-approved treatment to enhance your eyelash appearance with increases in length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes. LATISSE is a once-daily prescription solution applied to the base of upper lashes that works gradually and remarkably to lengthen, darken and thicken your lashes. With regular use, you’ll see results in as little as eight weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. Continued treatment with LATISSE is required.
BOTOX is a precise, predictable, 10-minute procedure to smooth frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. With noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, BOTOX injections can lessen the moderate to severe glabellar lines between your eyebrows that can make you look tired or unpleasant. It can also be used on the forehead and around the eyes to lessen wrinkles and lines. Improvement may begin 24-48 hours after treatment, continuing to improve up to 30 days after treatment with results lasting 4-6 months. Talk with Horizon Eye Care doctors who have experience in administering BOTOX treatments. They can help you meet your goals and set up a regular treatment schedule to maintain your results.
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Injectable fillers can give you a more youthful look for much less than a traditional face-lift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from six months to more than a year. Juvederm plumps up the skin to give your face a smoother and more refreshed appearance. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can instantly add volume to the cheek area, giving you a subtle lift, restoring contour and a more youthful profile that can last up to two years.
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Injectable fillers smooth the skin and can be injected at three different depths depending on the severity of the lines or wrinkles. Different fillers vary in effectiveness. The best results come from using the right wrinkle filler correctly. Your Horizon Eye specialist can help you choose the right one.
Make an appointment
Schedule an exam at Horizon Eye Care to discuss these aesthetic procedures and which one may be the best for you. Online, use the Request An Appointment form or Horizon Eye Care’s Patient Portal. Or call 704-365-0555 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).