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BOTOX® & Restylane® for Fine Lines & Wrinkles and LATISSE® for Longer Eyelashes at Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center-Valparaiso & Knox, IN

By Scott Buck, M.D.

At Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center, Scott Buck, M.D. can help you look your best with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Restylane® non surgical facial aesthetic treatments as well as LATISSE® to help you grow longer fuller eyelashes.

About BOTOX® Cosmetic & Restylane® for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

As our skin and facial features begin to age, it is common to actually develop two different types of fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the type of facial wrinkles that you wish to smooth, it is possible that different types of non-surgical treatments may be used either alone or in combination to help you look your best.

Wrinkles may be grouped into two types: Dynamic Wrinkles, which are formed when muscles contract. Static Wrinkles, which are lines or depressions that exist even when there is no muscle action or pull on the skin. Dynamic wrinkles are best treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, whereas Static wrinkles are best treated with substances that plump up and fill out the problem lines. These substances such as Restylane® are known medically as "dermal fillers" or “gel fillers”.

BOTOX® Cosmetic has the most dramatic effect on dynamic wrinkles that are typically "expression wrinkles." These are the frown lines or furrows found between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines or furrows, and the crow’s feet around the eyes. Patients who notice these types of wrinkles will usually see remarkable and rapid improvement after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

It is important to have realistic expectations. You will notice that the lines will be softened, but may not completely disappear. With regular treatments, the appearance of these lines will be greatly reduced. The effects of a single treatment will usually last three to four months, at which time another BOTOX® Injection may be required to continue seeing desirable results.

If you are hoping to look your best and preserve your youthful appearance, you need to consider how maintain a smooth skin texture around your eyes and face. BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the help you are looking for to minimize and diminish the fine lines wrinkles. The actual BOTOX® Injections take only minutes to administer, and noticeable results can usually be seen within two to eight days. Our patients are able to return to work and wear makeup immediately after treatment.

Dr. Buck may recommend using Restylane® Gel Filler to rejuvenate multiple problem areas including “smile lines” and vertical lip lines that convey the unwanted look of frowning, sadness or just aging. Restylane® allows us to smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural facial contours. Restylane® is one type of smooth gel filler that Dr. Buck can use to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose so that with just one treatment it is possible to achieve smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

About LATISSE® for Fuller, Darker Eyelashes

LATISSE® is an FDA approved treatment that can help you grow fuller, longer lashes. Most people who are interested in their appearance know the value of having big, bright, beautiful eyes. While eye makeup alone may be able to help you achieve a fuller and longer look for your eyelashes, LATISSE® can actually help you grow fuller, longer eyelashes on your own! Your lashes are a big part of making your eyes more visible and adding that bright beautiful look to your appearance.

Lash enhancers have been used since ancient times to brighten the look of eyes. Today there are numerous eyelash cosmetics and treatments available to help you look your best. An option for those who want to fully benefit from these treatments is to make the most of their own natural lashes by enhancing their growth so that they are actually longer, fuller and darker.

LATISSE® is a solution intended for use on the upper eyelid margins or the base of the eyelashes. It is a solution prescribed by a physician after an initial examination and consultation so that it can be determined if LATISSE® is a good choice for you. It is important to follow your physician's instructions for LATISSE® use. You should make your physician aware of any side effects that may occur in a small number of patients so that they can be addressed. These can include itching and redness of the eye itself, eye irritation, darkening of the skin around the eye, dryness or redness of the skin around the eye. Make sure that you keep the appointments for follow-up visits with your physician so that they can be sure you are getting the results you desire and not experiencing any of the side effects mentioned.

LATISSE® is available from many physicians. Scott Buck, M.D. is an eye physician and surgeon who is a specialist in understanding your eyes and the delicate tissue around your eyes including your lashes, eyelid margins, and eyelids. He is specifically trained and experienced in the examination and treatment of these areas for your eye health and cosmetic appearance-and we are here to help you look your best!

The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane® or LATISSE® is to schedule a thorough evaluation and discussion so that we can determine how to best help you achieve the effects and results you desire.

If you or someone you know would like more information about smoothing fine lines and wrinkles or growing longer, fuller eyelashes we invite you to schedule an appointment so we can discuss BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane® or LATISSE®. Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser is conveniently located for patients from northern Indiana including La Porte, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michigan City, Crown Point, Merrillville, Chesterton, South Haven, Westville, Hebron, Lowell, Valparaiso and Walkerton as well as the Chicago, Illinois suburban areas of Frankfurt, Calumet City, Monee and Crete. To schedule an appointment for an eyeglass frame or lens selection or fitting, please call us at 219-464-8223.

BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic ® and ™ are owned by Allergan, Inc.
LATISSE ® is owned by Allergan, Inc.
Restylane® is a Registered Trademark of HA North America Sales AB

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Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center, P.C.
502 Marquette Street
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
219-464-8223

Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center, P.C.
1001 S. Edgewood Drive, #5
Knox, Indiana 46534
574-772-2012

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Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso and Knox, IN provides eye exams for adults & children,
eye surgery such as LASIK, cataract surgery & lens implants and eyelid surgery, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma,
age related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and dry eye, as well as eye exams for cataracts, eyeglasses and contact lenses.