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BOTOX® Cosmetic & Blepharoplasty

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Dr. Shofner offers BOTOX® and eye lid surgery.

Dr. Shofner's extensive knowledge of facial anatomy may maximize the results of administering injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic with exceptional precision, as well as offering blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery).

what is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.

Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

why choose SHOFNER for botox®?

Dr. Stewart Shofner has performed  procedures such as LASIK and cataract surgery to improve patients’ vision. With over 25 years of experience to perform these surgeries, ophthalmologists possess a unique knowledge of the fragile areas around the eyes. If you are choosing a BOTOX® Cosmetic provider to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, consider that an ophthalmologist offers extensive knowledge of facial anatomy may maximize the results of this non-surgical treatment.

important safety information

Do not receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.

Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.

is it painful?

Any injection can hurt, but the needles used for Botox injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal. The area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic cream or cold pack 10-20 minutes before the injections are given, so you may not feel much pain, if any.

am i a candidate?

Whether you are a candidate for the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay will ultimately be decided with your eye care provider, but here are some indicators that you might be a good candidate.

• You are 41 to 65 years old
• You rely on those pesky readers to see up close
• You would say your eyes are healthy

If all the above applies to you, then you may be a great candidate for the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay which can improve your near vision without glasses.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate is to locate a Raindrop specialist and make an appointment to be evaluated for the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay.

How will raindrop affect my distance vision?

The Raindrop may decrease your distance vision in the Raindrop eye by approximately 1.2 lines, but with both eyes, your distance vision should not be affected. 

Raindrop testimonials

"What a life changer! I tested 20/20 near vision the next day!"Kelly - Patient of Dulles Eye Associates, Leesburg, VA.

bill's story

Bill was 38 when he realized he had difficulty reading documents and his computer monitor.

julie's story

Julie was 45 when he could not see up close and can now see better after having Raindrop.

reesa's story

Reesa experienced blurred vision at age 40 and now enjoys activities without glasses after Raindrop.

can you guarantee I will see 20/20?

The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay may not eliminate the need for reading glasses. The Federal Trade Commission states, "As for promises of 20/20 vision — no doctor can make that guarantee".  Further, the US Food and Drug Administration states:" Be wary of eye centers that advertise, "20/20 vision or your money back" or "package deals. There are never any guarantees in medicine."

can the inlay ever be removed?

Yes, the Raindrop can be removed and most patients go back to their vision before Raindrop.

what is the inlay made of?

It is a soft, biocompatible material, similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea.

how is this different from monovision?

The Raindrop Inlay improves near and intermediate* vision with minimal loss in distance vision in the implanted eye, unlike monovision that only corrects for either near or distance in each eye. Monovision is also a fixed point of vision with the potential of losing near vision as the patient’s near vision continues to worsen.

*Intermediate vision was measured in the pivotal trial, but was not a study endpoint.

The Raindrop Inlay improves near and intermediate* vision with minimal loss in distance vision in the implanted eye, unlike monovision that only corrects for either near or distance in each eye. Monovision is also a fixed point of vision with the potential of losing near vision as the patient’s near vision continues to worsen.

*Intermediate vision was measured in the pivotal trial, but was not a study endpoint.

are there alternatives?

There are non-surgical alternatives to the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay, which include reading glasses or contact lenses.

BOTOX®

Shofner Vision Center offers BOTOX, upper eye lid surgery

Dr. Stewart Shofner has dedicated his career to complex procedures such as LASIK vision correction and cataract surgery to improve vision. With over 25 years of experience to perform these procedures, Dr. Shofner possess extensive knowledge of the fragile areas around the eyes. Schedule a consultation to learn more about this popular non-surgical treatment which is used for: 

  • eliminate the appearance of crow's feet
  • reduce muscle tension
  • soften appearance of facial lines

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can restore the function and form of the eyelids. Dr. Shofner can address both cosmetic and medical concerns associated with sagging excess skin or drooping eyelid muscles for the upper eyelid. This procedure may improve vision obstructions due to the eyelids intruding on the field of vision as well as providing significant aesthetic improvements including:

  • Eliminating excess skin (sagging eyelids)
  • Eliminating fat (“bags” above the eye)
  • Lifting drooping eyelid muscles 

Eyelid surgery is performed at Shofner Vision Center as an outpatient procedure. For more information about eyelid surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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