Chelsea Eye is one of New York City's foremost cosmetic skin centers for Botox treatment.
Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX ®)
was developed for medical use and then approved
by the FDA for the treatment of uncontrollable
eyelid spasms in 1992. Since
this time, BOTOX ® has been used successfully
to treat excess sweating,
migraine headaches and muscle spasms and constrictions.
It was found to
have excellent applications in cosmetic facial
rejuvenation and we have been
using BOTOX® Cosmetic for these purposes
for many years.
Dr. Eviatar discusses "Backwards Botox" on CBS TV
Throughout history, people have looked for ways
to achieve a younger, more vibrant look by improving
appearance. A procedure utilizing BOTOX® Cosmetic
(Botulinum Toxin) is used for the treatment of
facial lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® has been safely used for certain medical
for more than a decade. This procedure, sometimes
referred to as cosmetic denervation, has been considered
and effective way of treating aging skin. It is
used to eliminate or reduce worry and frown lines, "crows
feet", laugh lines, and other wrinkles sometimes
called dynamic wrinkles. It can also be used to "lift" such as the eyebrows and corners of the mouth and to relax muscles of the face for a more youthful appearance.
A sedative or local anesthetic is not used because
the pain associated with the procedure is minimal.
A small amount of discomfort is felt when the
needle is inserted and the liquid injected. This
sensation lasts approximately 5 seconds. BOTOX® Cosmetic
is injected into various locations on the face.
The needle is extremely small and only a tiny
amount of liquid is injected at one time. We
use ice packs on the eye and face to provide
anesthesia and decrease the chance of bruising.
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Dysport™ is the ‘next generation’ neuromuscular blocking agent working like BOTOX Cosmetic to reduce frown lines and wrinkles. Like BOTOX, Dysport (foremerly known as Reloxin) is also made from botulinim toxin and is administered the same way but may last 1 month longer than BOTOX saving patients time and money.
Manufactured by Medicis Aesthetics, the distributers of Restylane and Perlane, Dysport has been used in over 2 million treatments worldwide in 27 countries. It was evaluated for safety and efficacy in robust clinical studies which included approximately 3,000 patients and 10,000 injections at more than 80 clinical study sites in the U.S. One clinical trial showed 93%-95% of participants noticed an improvement in the appearance of forehead wrinkles within seven days after treatment, and multiple treatments produced effects that lasted for more than 13 months.
Dr. Eviatar is one of the only physicians in New York City to use Dysport and has recently been quoted in an article on WorldHealth.com.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Medicis Aesthetics has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration for its new “wrinkler relaxer,” branded Dysport TM. According to
the manufacturer claims, clinical studies and patient reports have shown that
Dysport may last up to eight months compared to Botox, which typically lasts
four to six months.
This is particularly significant, as one of the primary complaints with Botox is
its “staying power.” Patients often experience “injection fatigue” because they
typically require four injections of Botox per year - an added expense many
people are finding difficult to justify in today’s economy. As the manufacturer
notes in a press release, with Dysport injections lasting longer, patients should
only need half the amount of Botox treatments, reducing their costs. Moreover,
Medicis Aesthetics claims that research has shown that Dysport “takes effect
sooner, further saving patients time.”
One of the first physicians to use Dysport is Joseph Eviatar, M.D., board certified
Oculoplastic Surgeon at Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates in
New York City. “I am very excited about the introduction of Dysport as it possesses
several unique properties that set it apart from Botox Cosmetic,” says
Dr. Eviatar. “Since Dysport does act quicker and last longer, it is more important
than ever to have an experienced aesthetic physician administering the injection.
The doctor should be very experienced about facial anatomy and dilution
procedures. It is exciting to be able to offer patients an alternative to Botox
Cosmetic, especially those patients for whom Botox does not last.”
Xeomin, a botulinum toxin type A similar to BOTOX, has recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of cervical dystonia and blepharospasm (eye spasms). Xeomin has also been used “off-label” to treat glabella or frown lines and is known as a strong competitor to BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport.
Unlike BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport, Xeomin contains no binding proteins and is known as being a “naked” neurotoxin. This may mean there is less risk of the body developing antibodies against Xeomin. Antibodies may cause these products not to be as effective and potentially can make patients “resistant” to all neurotoxins.
Dr. Eviatar is one of the few doctors in NYC using this newest botulinum toxin, Xeomin. If you are not satisfied with your response to BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport, you may want to try Xeomin, the most advanced product.
Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Introduces Relaxed Expressions
a new BOTOX alternative procedure.
See Dr. Eviatar on CBS News interviewed about Relaxed Expressions: