Cosmetic Treatments: Botox, Latisse, Juvederm
At Liberty Ophthalmology, we believe that eye care isn’t just about your vision, but also your appearance. After all, the first thing someone notices about you is your eyes, so you want them – as well as other facial features – to look as fresh and youthful as possible. That’s why Dr. Lothes offers some of the most popular cosmetic services available. These include:
At Liberty Ophthalmology, we provide BOTOX® injections to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, commonly known as the “11s”, as well as forehead wrinkles and crow's feet, with real, noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time.
An interesting fact about BOTOX: Botulinum toxin, the main ingredient in BOTOX, was first used by ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Scott in 1980 to treat strabismus (eye misalignment or cross-eyes). During the research for this treatment, scientists discovered that botulinum toxin also reduced the glabellar lines (the 11s) in monkeys. That’s because the toxin blocks the release of a chemical that causes muscles to contract.
In 1991, Allergan bought the rights to market botulinum toxin, changed the name to BOTOX, and altered the formulation. In 2002, BOTOX Cosmetic was approved by the FDA to treat glabellar lines, and its popularity soon soared.
Dr. Eric W. Lothes at Liberty Ophthalmology has been administering botulinum toxin for ophthalmic applications since 1990, and he now uses BOTOX Cosmetic for aesthetic purposes.
Discomfort from BOTOX injections is usually minimal and brief. Most patients who receive BOTOX® treatment at Liberty Ophthalmology are in and out of the office in approximately 15 minutes, with no downtime. Results take four to seven days and last up to four months.
If you’re looking to get rid of forehead wrinkles and those annoying frown lines between your eyes, make an appointment for BOTOX injections with Dr. Lothes.
For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic, along with safety information, visit the BOTOX® Cosmetic web site.
JUVÉDERM® is a smooth gel filler that instantly smooths away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. It provides natural-looking results that last up to a year with just one treatment.
JUVÉDERM® contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally hydrating substance found in young, healthy-looking skin. JUVÉDERM® helps restore volume and smooths away facial wrinkles and folds.
Dr. Lothes applies a topical anesthetic to improve your comfort during the procedure. Using a fine needle, he then eases JUVÉDERM® under the skin in the target areas, adding volume and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly. Patients typically experience maximum results two weeks after the treatment, with results lasting for up to one year.
For more information about JUVÉDERM® along with safety information, visit the JUVÉDERM® web site. To find out if JUVÉDERM® is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lothes today.
LATISSE®, an FDA-approved prescription treatment for eyelash growth, not only increases the number of eyelashes, but also helps them grow longer, fuller, and darker.
How does it work? The active ingredient in LATISSE® – bimatoprost – is thought to increase the length of the eyelash growth phase and increase the number of hairs in the growth phase. In fact, bimatoprost is a form of glaucoma eye drop that has been used in ophthalmic treatments for high eye pressure since 2001. Patients and doctors noticed eyelash growth as a side effect of the solution, and the FDA approved it for this use in 2008.
LATISSE® should be applied once per day to the base of your upper eyelashes. It can help achieve full growth in eight to 16 weeks and must be continued to maintain results.
For more information about LATISSE® along with safety information, visit the LATISSE® web site. You can purchase LATISSE® in our office and Dr. Lothes will explain exactly how to use it.
Brilliant Distinctions® is the membership rewards program for Allergan. You’ll enjoy instant savings on Allergan aesthetic treatments and products, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and LATISSE®.
It’s free to join, and you’ll earn points on every qualifying cosmetic treatment you receive or product you purchase. You can then redeem those points to save on Allergan services. The more you earn, the more you save.
If you’re ready to get rid of wrinkles, add volume to your cheeks, and grow luscious eyelashes, contact Liberty Ophthalmology at (614) 841-9300 or request an appointment online to arrange a free-of-charge consultation with Dr. Lothes.