What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a quick and virtually painless injectable treatment that can be given to men and women who suffer from or are annoyed by signs of aging that are commonly found around the eyes. If you are experiencing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, our team is proud to offer BOTOX injections to those in the Greater Rhode Island area.
BOTOX injections are a specialized strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the facial muscles in the upper face and eye region. These repetitive muscle contractions are responsible for Crow’s feet and other facial wrinkles. BOTOX injectable treatments can smooth out these lines by restricting the muscle and rejuvenating the facial appearance.
"I first went to Koch Eye many years ago after being referred there for a follow up appointment after being treated at the emergency room for an eye injury, That was the only time I actually saw Dr. Koch himself (who was very nice by the way) It is only in the last few years (since my old lady eyes have begun to need reading glasses) that I have come in regularly for my eye exam and glasses prescription. I never have any problem with wait time because there are several optometrists. Really the only thing I am not crazy about is their hours. I wish it was possible to get an evening appointment or that there was an occasional Saturday. The office staff is pleasant and courteous"- I.C. / Yelp / May 09, 2019
"The staff was great good exam. They took the time to explain what and why the we’re doing"- A.R. / Facebook / Jan 30, 2020
"I had been going to Vision World/ Works for the last 20 years for eye exams, glasses, contacts. When I was last seen a few years ago I was told my eyes had weakened and I needed -6.0 in my left eye and -5.0 in my right, a substantial increase from -4.75 left and -3.75 right two years before. Needless to say I experienced hyperopia and needed readers for the first time. I wasn't able to read labels, see my phone, or use a laptop without readers of at least +2.5. I was recentl...y seen by Dr Besen at Koch Eye who prescribed contacts of -5.25 left and -4.25 right. I'm absolutely certain that Vision World had me in lenses that were too strong because now I can see my laptop without readers, and I can see my phone if I hold it at arms length. Not only can I see better (for distance as well as close up), but the entire experience of walking into Koch, being greeted by reception, having a preliminary exam by the optician assistants, receiving a full eye exam by the optometrist, being properly fitted for glasses by the optician, and checking out with reception, is exponentially superior with Koch. Clearly the entire staff enjoy their careers, and are friendly, professional, and completely competent. Thank you, Koch Eye Associates! I will recommend you to everyone I know. Sincerely, Kate Carroll"- K.C. / Facebook / Nov 13, 2019
"I had an excellent cataract removal experience with the well coordinated surgery team at St James Surgery Center. They put a very personal touch on a professionally orchestrated surgical process. Everything from intake/insurance approval thru going home instructions was clear. The center is easy to get to with plenty of parking. The surgery prep room made me think, "this is a really good team - lots of smooth handoffs and cross checking to insure accuracy! There were a bunch of chairs that convert to operating tables and they move patients in and out at an impressive pace. Well oiled machine!! They were a friendly and (seem like a) happy crew! What I really liked was the results of my surgery!! Dr Sayeah is friendly and confident, justifiably proud of the skills he has mastered. He gives people their sight back for a living! Needless to say, I'm thrilled to see with real clarity (and in color!!) again!!"- R.W. / Google / Sep 24, 2020
"Had LASIK on 8/14/2020, great experience, I was well informed of what to expect. No surprises. Dr. Gerber was very professional and has good bed side manners. For my follow up the next day I saw Dr. Bae and she was very nice, friendly and sweet. The entire staff at all the locations I have visited for eye exams, purchase glasses and/or contacts have been very nice. Very nice and clean locations, everyone wears a mask and practice social distancing as much as possible. I am glad I had this team for my surgery and my family eye care needs."- S.R. / Yelp / Aug 25, 2020
BOTOX injections are ideal for patients who wish to diminish and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their upper face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if wrinkles have not yet formed. It’s a terrific, nonsurgical treatment if you have obvious upper facial wrinkles, Crow’s feet, or noticeable furrows between the brows. Clients with deep-seated wrinkles may want to consider a surgical option. This would deliver a more dramatic result and is meant to last for years. Also, if you have eyelid issues, like drooping skin that obstructs your vision, our BOTOX treatment may be a good solution for you. Koch Eye Associates also offers eyelid surgeries as a more lasting oculoplastic solution.
Our Injection Technique
BOTOX injections are performed as an outpatient procedure right at Koch Eye Associates. If it is your first visit for BOTOX, we often perform the procedure within the same day as your consultation. You will be asked to make a number of facial expressions with your upper face, such as frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., which will help us to determine where to place the injections.
The BOTOX procedure is performed with very fine needles and a topical anesthetic, which can be applied before the treatment begins. The injection will be followed by a cold compress to help lessen discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Since it's usually such a small area that needs to be treated, the procedure should only take a few minutes, after which you may resume your normal activities.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you can resume your typical schedule, but strenuous activities, like exercise, should be skipped for a minimum of one day. You will be advised to sleep upright for the first night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of the face can appear bruised, swollen, or red for a few days, but you should not have any long-lasting or serious side effects. In most cases, it typically takes around 5 – 7 days before the final effects of BOTOX become visible. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. Ask one of our associates about when to schedule your next appointment at Koch Eye Associates for continued results.
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX, you can smile, laugh, frown, and make any face you want without developing lines and wrinkles, thanks to BOTOX injectable treatments. If you live in the Greater Rhode Island area and want to smooth and prevent fine lines or drooping eyelids, please schedule an appointment. Give Koch Eye Associates a call to learn more about this revolutionary, nonsurgical procedure.