In addition to Vision Correction Procedures, the NY Vision Group also offers an array of cosmetic procedures to enhance both function and appearance. These plastics procedures include BOTOX® treatments, facial fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm to address age-related wrinkles and Latisse eyelash treatments.
BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkles and frown lines. One of the benefits is that people can look and feel younger without the risk or cost of traditional plastic surgery. A purified version of the botulinum toxin (later to be known as BOTOX® ) was first used in medical research in the 1970s to treat crossed eyes. Shortly thereafter, it was used to treat eye spasms and in other medical fields such as neurology, ophthalmology, ENT and dermatology. In 2002 the FDA officially approved BOTOX® for use between the eyebrows, and now BOTOX® is the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States.
Another popular treatment for wrinkles and frown lines are dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers that use the natural hydrating substance hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time the amount of HA that naturally occurs in your skin diminishes and wrinkles or folds can appear. Restylane and Juvederm replace the lost HA in your skin, bring back volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles.
NY Vision Group also performs eyelid surgery, also known blepharoplasty, for both functional purposes (to correct lid mal-positions) and for aesthetic purposes to address excess upper lid skin and age-related lower lid bags. In addition, NY Vision Group performs ptosis surgery to correct droopy eyelids.