Fillers / Botox Santa Monica
Why choose an oculoplastic surgeon for your Botox and Facial Fillers:
Botox was developed by Pediatric Ophthalmologist Allen Scott. It was first used for the treatment of strabismus, or misaligned eyes. It became more useful for the treatment of facial movement disorders such as Blepharospam and Hemifacial Spasm. It was noted in these patients that the treated areas had less wrinkles which led to the use of this medicine for cosmetic purposes.
Dr. Dresner participated in one of the first controlled studies of Botox for Blepharospam performed in Canada before the product was available in the U.S. Botox has been used by ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons longer than any other specialty. At Eyesthetica, we have extensive experience in treating both facial disorders and cosmetic uses of Botox and other neurotoxins.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero are the most common substances that we use for filling wrinkles and adding volume to the face. These products also have a history related to ophthalmology. These products are related to and born out of the use of viscoelastic products used in cataract surgery such as Healon. Healon is a non cross linked Hyaluronic Acid still used in eye surgery.
The newer fillers are cross linked Hyaluronic Acid products that last longer in the body and have a thicker consistency to better fill lines and wrinkles. Eye plastic surgeons have extensive experience with these products. At Eyesthetica, we offer these products for lines around the mouth and eyes and for increasing volume in the face and cheeks.