Desert Eyesthetics is pleased to offer a range of chemical peel options to remove your skin’s outer layers, revealing fresh, healthier-looking skin. The safe and effective anti-aging solution virtually eliminates a range of complexion imperfections, restoring your skin’s youthful radiance. Here is all you need to know about chemical peels and what you can expect after treatment.
Chemical peels involve the use of chemical solutions to exfoliate the top layers of your skin, removing dead skin cells and impurities. That activates the body’s natural healing processes, triggering skin cell regeneration and collagen production. Chemical peels are ideal for most skin types and can treat skin concerns of the face, neck, hands, and other areas.
Chemical peels come in different strengths. The depth of the peel will determine the extent of exfoliation and how dramatic the results will be.
Here is a look at the chemical peel options offered by Desert Eyesthetics:
DE Radiance Peel: DE Radiance Peels offer a safe and effective solution to address the early signs of aging, fine lines, wrinkles, dehydrated skin, and uneven tone and texture. They are also the choice chemical peels for preventative maintenance.
DE Brightening Peel: The revolutionary brightening peel is ideal for uneven pigmentation, sunspots, photodamage, acne, and oily skin. Reveal a brighter, more luminous complexion with this safe and effective peel.
DE Snow White Peel: The medical-grade peel is perfect for skin that is inflamed due to acne or rosacea. It helps treat acne, blackheads, and whiteheads and helps reduce scars, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and sun damage.
PCA MD Peel: (only available in physician offices) The medium-depth peel is suitable for resilient skin. It significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting a more even skin tone and texture. The PCA MD Peel is a stronger and more potent version of the DE Radiance Peel.
Marini Refine Peel: The Marini Refine Peel is ideal for all skin types. It delivers more significant results in fewer applications than progressive glycolic acid peels and with less downtime than more aggressive procedures. The Marini Refine Peel is followed by a retinol activator containing peptides and antioxidants, which enhances recovery and boosts overall treatment results.
Marini Transform Peel: The Marini Transform Peel is a potent peel that effectively addresses sun damage and uneven pigmentation, softens fine lines and wrinkles, lessens the appearance of acne scars, and offers dramatic overall skin rejuvenation. The Marini Transform Peel is followed by a retinol activator containing peptides and antioxidants, which enhances recovery and boosts overall treatment results. Your skin will be noticeably firmer, brighter, softer, and more supple after treatment.
ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel (only available at a physician’s office): This moderate-depth peel is suitable for all skin types. It targets melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores, dullness, and more. An at-home treatment will follow your in-office treatment, leaving you with dramatic, long-lasting results. We recommend a personalized ZO Skin Health skin care regimen before your peel for optimal results.
Most chemical peels cause only minor to moderate discomfort. You may feel warmth followed by a stinging sensation that should resolve within a few short minutes. The recovery following your peel will depend on its strength. Most superior and medium-depth peels have a quick recovery time with little to no downtime.
Immediately following your chemical peel, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and redness in the treated areas. Make sure to follow the aftercare instructions for sun protection, cleansing, moisturizing, and applying protective, healing ointments. Your skin will start flaking and peeling 2-10 days after treatment, revealing a brighter, more even complexion.
Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our anti-aging treatment options, including chemical peels. Dr. Garcia and her dedicated team will recommend the ideal peel to help you erase complexion imperfections and restore your skin’s youthful radiance. We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
Cold temperatures and dry winter days can be harsh on even the most cared-for, balanced skin. As the temperatures start dropping, so do the humidity levels, which can leave your skin dehydrated, dull, and flaky. Desert Eyesthetics is pleased to offer a range of skin rejuvenation solutions to help you protect your skin from the harsh winter weather and keep it looking and feeling its best!
Dead skin cells and impurities can build up on your skin, leading to clogged pores, congestion, and breakouts. It can also interfere with the absorption of your skincare products. Chemical peels involve using a chemical solution to exfoliate the outer layers of aging skin, revealing a healthier, more youthful complexion.
At Desert Eyesthetics, we offer a range of chemical peels customized to your unique needs. Whether you’re dealing with dehydrated skin, uneven tone and texture, signs of aging, sun damage, acne, or acne scars, we have a perfect peel for you. Fall is an excellent time for chemical peels because the sun’s UV rays aren’t as intense, which can enhance recovery. Our chemical peels will leave your skin looking smoother and more radiant than ever this coming holiday season.
After the long summer days and fun in the sun, you may notice hyperpigmentation and sun damage, congested or enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, or dull and dry skin. A HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment that can help improve your skin’s health and appearance, leaving it glowing, refreshed, and hydrated in just 30 minutes!
We’ll start your HydraFacial with a cleanse and peel to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and remove oil and dirt clogging your pores. Next is painless suction to extract blackheads, dirt, oils, and impurities, followed by intense, luxurious moisturizers to hydrate and nourish your skin. The last step is infusing your skin with antioxidants and peptides to enhance its radiant glow and provide protection from free radicals.
Repeated sun exposure can leave you with signs of sun damage and premature aging, including sunspots, age spots, uneven tone, fine lines, and dull, flaky skin. Halo combines ablative and nonablative wavelengths to address mild and severe skin conditions, delivering healthy, glowing skin.
Our Halo laser treatments can be customized to your unique needs and lifestyle. Need to be back at work the next day? A light treatment will restore your skin’s health and youthful vibrancy without downtime. Want “wow” results? A more intense treatment will deliver a dramatic transformation with just a few days of downtime. Halo is perfect for preparing your skin for the dry winter months and your upcoming holiday events.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is another excellent option for winter-ready skin. The minimally invasive procedure uses tiny microneedles to create microchannels in the skin, triggering the body’s healing response and boosting collagen and elastin production. The results? Beautifully rejuvenated skin from the inside out.
At Desert Eyesthetics, we offer microneedling with the SkinStylus MicroSystem. The revolutionary skin rejuvenation solution tightens loose and sagging skin, increases skin elasticity, minimizes enlarged pores, and virtually erases the signs of aging and sun damage. It can also address dry, flaky skin and improve skin tone and texture.
Looking for the perfect skincare products to combat the signs of aging and sun damage and get your skin winter-ready? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Desert Eyesthetics is pleased to offer the award-winning ZO Skin Health, Jan Marini Skin Research, and PCA SKIN medical-grade skincare lines.
Our breakthrough products are formulated from the purest and most powerful ingredients, leaving you with a smooth and radiant complexion. From cleansing to exfoliating, moisturizing, and protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, we’ve got the perfect skincare product for you. Our experienced providers will work with you to create a custom winter skin care plan to keep your skin hydrated and healthy this upcoming season and all year long.
Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about getting your skin ready for winter. Dr. Garcia and her experienced team will evaluate your unique needs and recommend the ideal treatment option to help you achieve and maintain your best skin ever. We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
Desert Eyesthetics is pleased to offer a range of cosmetic treatment options to reverse the effects of sun damage and restore your skin’s healthy glow. Dr. Garcia and her team tailor your treatments to your skin’s unique needs, leaving you looking better than ever. Visit our Gilbert office to experience the difference!
These powerful rejuvenating treatments remove the outer layer of aging or sun-damaged skin to reveal a clearer, healthier, more radiant complexion. We offer peels of different strengths, depending on your unique needs. Our most popular peels include the DE, PCA MD, Marini, and ZO Peels. From uneven pigmentation, sunspots, photodamage, and other signs of skin aging and sun damage, our peels will have your skin looking better than ever.
We are pleased to offer a range of custom DE facials to renew and revitalize sun-damaged skin. From deep pore cleansing to steam, exfoliation, custom mask, massage, and hydration, we’ll pamper your skin and help reveal its natural beauty. Choose from our DE Signature Facial, DE Detox Facial, and DE European Facial to reverse the signs of sun damage and skin aging, along with addressing a host of skin concerns.
The HydraFacial patented technology cleanses, extracts, and hydrates in three steps. Its super serums are customized to target unique skin concerns, such as sun damage or premature aging. They are created using the purest and most nourishing ingredients to deliver a beautifully rejuvenated, clear, and refreshed complexion with an instant, gratifying glow!
Diamond microdermabrasion involves using real diamonds to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, revealing a clear and healthy complexion. The gentle skin resurfacing treatment can help reduce sun damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can also improve skin tone and texture and minimize scars and age spots, delivering dramatic skin rejuvenation with no pain, discomfort, or downtime.
The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin, leading to sunspots, hyperpigmentation, dryness, and even premature lines and wrinkles. Dermaplaning uses a small sterile blade to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and impurities to rejuvenate your appearance and address the signs of sun damage. It also removes the fine layer of vellus hairs known as peach fuzz, leaving you with an ultra-smooth complexion. Dermaplaning is effective as a standalone treatment but also delivers stunning results when combined with other treatments such as HydraFacials or chemical peels.
BBL Hero is the world’s most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) device, offering a quick and effective solution for treating sun damage and troublesome age spots across the body, including the arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and more. The gentle procedure eliminates the visible signs of aging and sun damage, including sunspots, age spots, redness, or dull-looking skin. Our providers can address multiple areas of concern in one short treatment session with little to no discomfort or downtime.
Forever Young BBL targets skin imperfections at the molecular level. BBL light therapy or photorejuvenation virtually erases the signs of aging and sun damage, leaving you with a more even tone and texture. Treatment areas are usually those most exposed to the sun’s damaging rays, including the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back of the hands.
As the years go by, repeated sun exposure can leave you with signs of sun damage and premature skin aging, including sunspots, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Halo fractional skin resurfacing restores your skin’s clear, refreshed, and radiant appearance. The transformative treatment will leave your skin with a healthy, luminous glow.
Moxi by Sciton is our latest fractionated laser that revitalizes and refreshes your skin’s appearance. It improves skin tone and texture and corrects hyperpigmentation, even from melasma. Moxi comfortably delivers non-ablative laser energy to correct the early signs of aging and sun damage. The lunchtime procedure is ideal for any type of skin, any time of the year.
Contact Desert Eyesthetics to explore our cutting-edge treatment options for sun damage. Dr. Garcia will evaluate your unique needs and recommend the most effective solutions to restore your clear, radiant complexion! We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
If you’re in search of a solution to improve the appearance of droopy, puffy eyelids, your trusted team at Desert Eyesthetics is here to help. Dr. Garcia, our board-certified oculoplastic surgeon, is pleased to offer an eyelid lift known as blepharoplasty to make your eyes look younger, brighter, and more alert.
As the years go by, the skin gradually decreases its production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that provide it with structure, strength, and elasticity. That, coupled with gravity, can cause excess upper or lower eyelid skin, resulting in droopy eyelids, a condition known as dermatochalasis.
Dermatochalasis is common for people over age 50. While skin aging and loss of elasticity are the most common causes of eyelid drooping, it can also be hereditary or result from weak connective tissues, congenital illnesses, thyroid problems, or years of smoking. Severe eyelid sagging not only leaves you with a sad or tired appearance but can also obstruct your peripheral vision or leave you with a sense of heaviness in the eyelid.
Dr. Garcia, our acclaimed oculoplastic surgeon, will evaluate your unique needs and determine whether the condition is medical or cosmetic. She will work with you to create a customized treatment plan based on your needs and lifestyle.
In most cases, droopy eyelids are corrected using a procedure known as blepharoplasty. Upper blepharoplasty, commonly called an eyelid lift, can improve your peripheral vision and restore your youthful, radiant appearance. The outpatient procedure is typically completed under a local anesthetic and IV sedation for your comfort.
Dr. Garcia will make a small incision within the eyelid crease and extend it as far outward as possible to address any redundant skin folds on the outside of the upper eyelid. Next, she will remove any excess skin and small pockets of fat. Dr. Garcia will contour and reshape the upper eyelid, leaving you with a more rested, bright appearance.
Following your eyelid lift, make sure to follow our post-operative instructions to promote healing and take the pain medication we prescribe, as needed, to alleviate any minor discomfort. Dr. Garcia may recommend covering your eyes intermittently with cold gauze for a few days and may instruct you to sleep in an elevated position. You may experience blurry eyesight, which should soon resolve without intervention.
You may experience minimal bruising or swelling, which typically subsides within two weeks. You should be able to resume your usual daily activities in one to two weeks. Once the healing is complete, which may take a few months, you’ll be amazed at how fresh and youthful your eyes look!
Candidates for blepharoplasty are generally men or women who are 30 years old or older, in good health, non-smokers, and individuals with no other eye conditions. Make sure to let Dr. Garcia know if you have any eye concerns, such as glaucoma, dry eye, or a detached retina, or if you have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or thyroid disorders. Dr. Garcia will evaluate your medical history and unique concerns and help you determine whether an eyelid lift is right for you.
Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our safe and effective droopy eyelid solutions. Dr. Garcia will work with you to create a custom treatment plan, taking into account your unique needs and treatment goals. Are you ready to restore your youthful, rested appearance? We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
Desert Eyesthetics is pleased to offer a range of rejuvenating facials to restore your skin’s healthy glow. We tailor our treatments to your unique needs to deliver a beautifully clear and radiant complexion. Whether you’re looking to exfoliate, hydrate, nourish, revitalize, clarify, or retexturize, we have the perfect solution for you!
HydraFacial delivers an instant gratifying glow in just three steps:
We offer a range of DE facials to address your skin’s unique needs:
Signature Facial: Enjoy a custom facial, including deep pore cleansing, steam, exfoliation, massage, and hydration, along with a choice of one of the four following masks:
DE Detox Facial: Enjoy one of our four therapeutic masks from the DE Signature Facial in addition to a deep, detoxifying pore treatment. The powerful lactic, glycolic, and salicylic acids blend exfoliates your skin, revealing a purified, radiant complexion. The gentle, deep pore cleansing treatment provides clarifying and antioxidant action.
DE European Facial: Enjoy one of our four therapeutic masks from the DE Signature Facial in addition to a powerful oxygenating trio. The transformative treatment delivers antioxidants, enzymes, and botanicals, leaving your skin purified, rejuvenated, and glowing.
Chemical peels are power skin rejuvenating treatments that remove the outer layer of aging skin to reveal a healthier, more youthful complexion. We offer peels of different strengths, depending on your unique needs. The following is a look at some of our chemical peel options:
PCA MD Peel: This peel rejuvenates your skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting a more even skin tone. The PCA MD Peel is a more potent version of the DE Radiance Peel.
Marini Refine Peel: This peel is perfect for individuals wanting more powerful skin rejuvenation in fewer applications, with less downtime than more aggressive treatments. A concentrated Retinol Activator with peptides follows to enhance recovery and the overall treatment results.
Marini Transform Peel: This is the most aggressive Marini Peel. It addresses advanced sun damage and pigmentation while providing overall skin rejuvenation. A highly concentrated Retinol Activator with peptides and antioxidants follows treatment to enhance recovery and overall results.
ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel: The innovative peel, only offered in physician’s offices, targets melasma, fine lines, rough texture, enlarged pores, acne, and dullness. A follow-up at-home treatment helps enhance your peel’s outcomes.
Microdermabrasion, often touted as an instant facelift, is a powerful facial with results comparable to plastic surgery. The gentle resurfacing procedure exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities, revealing a youthful, radiant complexion. Microdermabrasion works well for most skin types and delivers dramatic skin rejuvenation results without pain, discomfort, or downtime.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that uses a small sterile blade to gently remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, impurities, and fine vellus hair or peach fuzz from your face. The incredibly gentle treatment delivers a clear, ultra-smooth complexion with an instant glow. Dermaplaning works as a standalone treatment or can be paired with another service, like a HydraFacial or chemical peel. Removing the superficial layer of dead cells enhances the effects of any following treatments.
Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our different facial treatments to reveal your best skin ever. Dr. Garcia will evaluate your skin’s unique needs and recommend the ideal facial for results you love! We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
Looking for solutions to achieve a healthy, radiant complexion? It all starts by understanding your skin’s unique needs to determine the most effective skincare regimens. VISIA Skin Analysis offers a comprehensive assessment of your skin, providing valuable insights that allow us to create personalized solutions to address individual concerns. A visit to Desert Eyesthetics will have you on track to your healthiest skin ever!
VISIA’s groundbreaking skin analysis system offers an unmatched experience for skincare providers and patients alike. The newly designed module captures left, right, and frontal facial views, providing a comprehensive evaluation of every angle of your face. The updated software allows for speedy image capture, automatic skin classifications, and refined facial feature detection.
Our VISIA skin analysis system produces ultra-high resolution, multi-spectral digital images of your skin with all its individual features. It identifies areas of concern, including sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or even furrows, folds, or creases in the skin not yet visible to the naked eye. The comprehensive analysis provides an in-depth understanding of your skin’s condition and identifies areas for improvement.
The VISIA system allows your trusted team at Desert Eyesthetics to measure your skin’s health with incredible accuracy. Here is a look at some of the skin conditions that VISIA detects and evaluates:
Once the VISIA skin analysis system evaluates every aspect of your skin health, it generates a detailed report outlining your specific needs. The innovative technology not only uncovers current skin concerns but can also point to problems that may develop later in life, allowing for targeted prevention.
Dr. Garcia and her team at Desert Eyesthetics use the complexion profile created by our VISIA system for effective treatment planning. We will work with you to design a custom skin care plan tailored to your needs to deliver your healthiest, smoothest, and most radiant complexion ever!
The VISIA skin analysis system provides ongoing support on your journey toward a healthier, more vibrant complexion. It offers an incredibly valuable resource to monitor the effectiveness of your skincare regimen and stay ahead of your skin’s needs. Our goal is to address current concerns, maintain a healthy, youthful complexion, and prevent future skin damage.
Visit Desert Eyesthetics for a complete and comprehensive evaluation of your skin’s health and unique needs. Our experienced team will customize your daily skin care regimen to reveal and maintain your healthiest skin. Are you ready to unlock your skin’s full potential? We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
With the temperatures on the rise and the days getting longer, it’s time to start thinking about getting summer ready with Forever Bare BBL. The revolutionary laser hair removal solution will leave you with silky smooth skin without the hassle of shaving, tweezing, or waxing. Visit Desert Eyesthetics to experience effortless beauty and long-lasting results.
Forever Bare BBL by Sciton offers a safe and effective option to permanently reduce unwanted hair. The innovative device emits concentrated broadband light, or BBL, directly into the hair follicles. The pigments in hair follicles absorb the light energy, destroying the hair follicles without damage to the surrounding tissues.
Forever Bare BBL delivers multiple fluence pulses at high repetition rates, protecting your skin while raising the temperature of the hair follicles to ideal leaves for permanent hair reduction. Traditional laser hair removal devices typically apply all their energy at once, producing less impressive results.
Forever Bare’s handpiece comes with a thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate that provides continuous cooling for your comfort. BBL Motion technology ensures all the hair follicles receive even heating, minimizing the likelihood of missed areas as with other hair removal laser devices. Forever Bare’s multi-burst and cooling technology make it suitable for use on more skin types and colors than ever before!
Forever Bare BBL treatment can be fully tailored to your specific needs, taking into account the color of the unwanted hair, your skin type, and the treatment area. Multiple spot-size adapters target larger and smaller areas, delivering excellent results on the face, chin, upper lip, underarms, hands, back, legs, chest, and parts of the body where you have unwanted hair. You can resume your everyday routine immediately after treatment without any downtime.
Your treatment time will depend on the size of your treatment area as well as your hair and skin type and color. Smaller areas typically take a few minutes to treat, while larger areas can take 15 minutes or longer.
Forever Bare BBL hair removal treatments are safe and comfortable. Our experienced provider will apply a clear gel to your skin, then deliver the BBL energy using the device’s innovative cooled applicator. Some patients experience a warm or stinging sensation in the treatment area. However, most report minimal to no discomfort.
You may notice some redness after treatment, which should resolve within a few hours. Don’t be alarmed to see what looks like hair regrowth a few days to a week after treatment. What’s happening is that most of these hairs are being shed as a result of treatment, not growing back.
Your hair grows in three distinct cycles. Anagen is a growth phase, catagen a transitional phase, and telogen a resting phase at the end of which the hairs are released and fall out. The hair follicles stay inactive for a short time, and the hair growth cycle starts again.
About 30 percent of hairs are in the growth or anagen phase at a given time, which is when laser hair removal treatments are most effective. We typically recommend 4-6 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart to ensure your hairs are all treated during the anagen phase, delivering the best possible results.
After you complete your treatment sessions, you’ll see significant hair reduction. Any hairs that grow back are usually finer and virtually unnoticeable. You may require future touch-up treatments to continue enjoying silky, smooth, and hair-free skin.
Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about Forever Bare BBL permanent hair reduction. Our experienced team will customize your treatments to deliver your desired results. Are you ready for a silky-smooth summer? We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
Diamond microdermabrasion continues to grow in popularity, and it’s no surprise why. The revolutionary skin resurfacing procedure provides a safe and gentle solution to address most common skin concerns, delivering dramatic, immediate results with no pain or downtime! Are you ready to recapture your skin’s youthful glow?
As the years go by, dead skin cells and impurities accumulate, leaving your skin dull and not as bright and even as it could be. Microdermabrasion, often touted as an instant facelift, is a gentle skin exfoliation procedure that involves polishing the outer layer of your skin, revealing healthy, youthful skin beneath. More and more men and women are opting for microdermabrasion as an alternative to surgical facelifts.
Diamond microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped wand to gently remove the outer layer of your skin from even the most hard-to-reach areas. Meanwhile, the device sucks the dead skin cells and impurities, leaving you with a clear and radiant complexion. Our innovative device comes with varying tip sizes for normal, coarse, or sensitive skin. Each diamond tip is made up of thousands of real, uniformly-sized diamond particles for a total skin transformation.
Diamond microdermabrasion is similar to traditional crystal microdermabrasion, which involves the use of fine crystals to exfoliate your skin. However, diamond microdermabrasion is gentler on the skin, and you won’t have to worry about any crystals being left behind. The revolutionary cosmetic procedure produces superior, lasting results.
Exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells and impurities triggers collagen and elastin production, healing the skin and lifting it from within. It also promotes new skin cell growth, which helps erase the signs of aging and sun damage, including fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. With regular treatments, you should see a significant improvement in dullness, blemishes, tone, and texture. You’ll love your beautifully youthful and radiant complexion!
Diamond microdermabrasion offers many benefits, including the following:
You will not need any downtime or recovery time after your diamond microdermabrasion treatment, meaning you can resume your daily activities right away. You may have a sunburned appearance or mild swelling, but you should not feel pain in the treatment area. Our dedicated team will provide treatment aftercare instructions and a customized skin care regimen, including sun protection, to promote healing and maximize the treatment’s benefits.
The number of treatments you will require to transform your complexion will depend on your routine needs. We typically recommend 6 to 12 treatments for optimal results. Follow-up treatments every 2 to 4 weeks will ensure you maintain your skin’s youthful radiance.
Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about virtually erasing complexion imperfections and recapturing your skin’s glow. Our team will evaluate your unique needs and customize your treatments for dramatic, long-lasting results. We invite you to call 480-454-7130 to schedule your appointment today!
Most people have had a temporary brush with eye twitching, which often results from tiredness, lack of sleep, or stress. For some, however, eyelid twitching is a chronic concern, a condition known as blepharospasm. Dr. Garcia and her team at Desert Eyesthetics are pleased to offer Botox treatment for eye-twitching with real, lasting relief. You can always count on our experienced oculoplastic surgeon for outstanding care and service.
Blepharospasm is a condition characterized by repeated blinking or other eyelid movements, such as twitching, that you cannot control. It affects women two to four times as often as men and usually develops between 40 and 60 years of age.
Early signs of blepharospasm usually appear in one eye, then gradually move to the next. The exact causes of blepharospasm often go unknown. However, It sometimes occurs due to dry eye or as a response to eye movements, head movements, stress, wind, and bright light. Even noise, fatigue, alcohol, or smoking can trigger eye blinking and twitching.
Aside from blepharospasm, some patients suffer from hemifacial spasms, which can cause muscle shaking and spasms only on one side of the face, starting with the eyelid and extending to the cheek and mouth. The spasms begin intermittently and increase gradually until they occur almost continuously. While painless, the condition often resembles having seizures, which can cause emotional distress and embarrassment.
Common signs and symptoms of blepharospasm include the following:
Conditions that often occur with blepharospasm include ptosis (droopy eyelids), dermatochalasis (excess skin in the upper or lower eyelid), or entropion (eyelids turned inward). Dr. Garcia will help you manage any of these conditions with superior, long-lasting results.
The most effective treatment for blepharospasm, as well as hemifacial spasms, is often as simple as Botox. The injectable neuromodulator relaxes the facial muscles causing the twitching, relieving your symptoms, and restoring your quality of life.
During your procedure, Dr. Garcia will inject small amounts of Botox into your eyelid muscles to relax and ease the spasms. The dramatic treatment results generally last three to four months, after which you will need retreatment to maintain your confident, twitch-free appearance.
Botox treatments have shown great success in the long-term treatment of blepharospasm when administered by a skilled professional. An oculoplastic surgeon has specialized training and expertise to not only treat eyelid spasms but also to address any drooping of eyelids that sometimes follows treatment.
Dr. Garcia always takes the time to answer your questions and address your concerns. She will explain the procedure to you and what to expect. Her incredible skill and gentle care will ensure your eye Botox treatments are comfortable, easy, and virtually painless, leaving you with lasting relief.
Aside from Botox treatment, there are some things you can do to help. Make sure you get enough sleep, practice stress management, and minimize or even eliminate caffeine. Some patients find relief when applying moist, warm compresses to their eyes. If you have dry eyes, using artificial tears or moisturizing eye drops several times can improve your symptoms. If you’d like more tips to minimize eye twitching, Dr. Garcia and her team are happy to help.
Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our eye-twitching and excessive blinking solutions. Dr. Garcia will evaluate your unique needs and recommend the best option to relieve your symptoms. Enjoy state-of-the-art, expert care. Call us and schedule your appointment today!
Botox offers an excellent solution to turn back the hands of time and virtually erase fine lines and wrinkles. However, as with all injectable cosmetic treatments, the results will eventually wear off. Want to make your Botox treatment effects last? Here are some tips to achieve maximum results and enjoy a beautifully youthful complexion for as long as possible.
With repeated facial expressions, fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes become more pronounced. Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. The injectable neuromodulator blocks the release of acetylcholine and disrupts nerve signals to facial muscles responsible for contractions, visibly reducing fine lines, facial folds, creases, and wrinkles.
The following are tips to prolong the effects of Botox treatment:
Choose the Right Provider
Choosing a qualified and experienced injector is key to reducing the risk of complications and ensuring you have natural, long-lasting results. Injecting Botox requires special techniques and an extensive and intimate knowledge of facial anatomy. Dr. Garcia, our board-certified and fellowship-trained oculofacial plastics specialist has the experience, expertise, and skilled, steady hand to provide the best possible results.
Avoid Rubbing Your Face and Using Harsh Products
We encourage you to engage in facial movements and expressions after treatment. Gentle facial exercises also help spread the neurotoxin evenly and prolong your results. However, avoid rubbing your face for 24 – 48 hours post-Botox treatment. It’s also vital to refrain from exfoliating your skin, applying any masks or scrubs, or using abrasive cleansers for at least a week after your Botox injections. Otherwise, you increase the risk of the product migrating and disrupting the effects of the treatment.
Limit Your Sun Exposure
Sun damage is one of the leading preventable causes of the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend staying out of the sun as much as possible and wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every time you step out of your door. Sun protection is one of the most effective ways to make the effects of your Botox treatment last.
Hydration not only keeps you from developing new wrinkles, but it also helps maintain your Botox treatment results. In addition to drinking water, our team at Desert Eyesthetics will recommend skin-hydrating and moisturizing products to keep your skin supple and healthy.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
The foods you eat directly affect the health and appearance of your skin. To maximize the effect of your Botox treatment, we recommend staying away from processed and packaged foods and limiting the amount of sugar in your diet. These foods can cause inflammation, affecting your skin health and interfering with the longevity of your Botox treatment results.
Add Zinc Supplements to Your Diet
Zinc, often referred to as the “Botox Booster,” has been shown to increase Botox efficacy and extend the treatment results by up to 30 percent. Taking zinc supplements a few days before your treatment and regularly after treatment will prolong Botox’s anti-aging effects.
High stress in your daily life increases the production of cortisol and other hormones that accelerate the aging process and result in lines, wrinkles, and unwanted signs of aging. Managing your stress will enhance your sense of well-being and extend the life and anti-aging benefits of your Botox treatments.
Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about restoring your youthful appearance with the help of Botox. Dr. Garcia, our acclaimed oculoplastic surgeon, has the skill and expertise to deliver the best possible results. Are you ready to turn back the hands of time? Call us and schedule your appointment today!