GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 23, 2015) – Gainesville Eye Associates has been a regional leader in laser cataract surgery for many years, but the practice also provides other services including Botox, Latisse, eyelid plastic surgery, vision correction and contacts.
For patients interested in a Botox treatment, Gainesville Eye doctors perform a complete facial analysis to determine if a patient has areas that might benefit from treatment. Normal activity may be resumed immediately. Patients begin to see results two to seven days after treatment, and these results usually last for three to six months.
Ophthalmologists are highly qualified to offer Botox treatments because of their specialized understanding of the anatomy of the muscles, bone and connecting tissue around the eyes.
Botox is a muscle-relaxing agent that reduces wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscle. The most common areas of treatment are forehead wrinkles, frown lines between eyes, and crow's feet.
Gainesville Eye was the first practice in the southeast to offer Latisse, the only FDA-approved treatment to produce longer, fuller eyelashes. Latisse can help increase eyelash growth, length, thickness and darkness in as little as eight weeks. The treatment is applied at home once nightly directly to the skin of the upper eyelid. Gainesville Eye physicians are experienced and knowledgeable in Latisse treatment and give patients detailed instructions and answer questions during an in-office consultation prior to the at-home treatment.
For those wearing contacts, Gainesville Eye provides an extensive range of options ranging from astigmatism correction to breathable lenses the patient can sleep in. Brands offered by Gainesville Eye include Focus Night & Day, Pure Vision, Soflens Toric, Soflens Multifocals, Acuvue, Acuvue Advanced, Oasys and Torics.
Another service provided by Gainesville Eye is blepharoplasty, or eyelid plastic surgery. It is a common procedure where excess skin and fatty tissue is removed from around the eyelids. The procedure can also address droopy eyebrows and can be performed on a patient’s upper and lower eyelids.
Excessive upper eyelid tissue can block the upper field of vision. Correction of the overhanging skin folds will improve the function of the upper eyelid and peripheral vision. Even if vision is not affected, blepharoplasty can be performed to improve a sagging, tired appearance or irritation from eyelashes. Most patients enjoy improved peripheral vision and a more youthful, energetic appearance.
Gainesville Eye Associates has offices in Gainesville, Braselton, Cornelia, Blairsville, Clayton, Hayesville, Toccoa, and Hiawassee, with a consultation office in Franklin, N.C. To find out more about Gainesville Eye Associates, or to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor or opthamologist, contact their office today at 770-532-4444. You can also learn more about the services offered by Gainesville Eye Associates by visiting their website at www.gainesvilleeye.com and following them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gainesvilleeye) and Twitter (@GainesvilleEye).