Aesthetic Treatments Q & A

Your eyes should reflect your vitality, yet they’re often the first place where aging appears in the form of wrinkles and loose skin. Dr. David O’Day at Charleston Cornea & Refractive Surgery protects the delicate tissues around your eyes with aesthetic procedures that rejuvenate skin, lift sagging eyelids, and eliminate lines and wrinkles. When you’re ready to fight the signs of aging around your eyes, call the office in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, or book a consultation online.

David G. O’Day, MD

What aesthetic procedure rejuvenates your eyes?

You can rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes with a handheld device, ThermiEyes®, that’s specially designed to safely treat the delicate skin around your eyes.

ThermiEyes uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat your skin, which immediately tightens existing tissues and stimulates collagen production.

Each pain-free treatment lasts 20-30 minutes to do both eyes. For optimal results, you’ll need a series of three sessions spaced at least two weeks apart to achieve:

  • Tighter skin
  • Diminished lines and wrinkles
  • Improved skin strength and resilience

What does Botox® treat?

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that treats two problems: moderate to severe facial wrinkles and abnormal muscle spasms.

Wrinkle reduction

As you get older, your face develops two types of wrinkles. Static wrinkles are caused by age-related changes in your skin, while dynamic wrinkles develop from repeated contractions of the muscles used for facial expressions. Botox is used to treat your dynamic wrinkles.

When Botox is injected into targeted muscles, it blocks nerve impulses that cause muscle contraction. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles caused by that muscle are significantly diminished or eliminated.

The wrinkles treated with Botox include:

  • Crow's feet around your eyes
  • Frown lines between your eyebrows
  • Forehead furrows

Facial spasms

Botox effectively treats chronic eyelid spasms, blepharospasm, and facial twitches on one side of your face. Dr. O’Day uses a very fine needle to inject Botox into spasming facial muscles, where the medication stops muscle contraction.

Muscle Relaxing Injections: Overview

Can you restore thinning eyelashes?

Thinning eyelashes naturally occur as you get older. You can also lose eyelashes from excessive rubbing, inflammatory eye conditions, and health problems such as skin disease and thyroid disease.

Dr. O’Day rejuvenates thinning eyelashes with Latisse®, an FDA-approved prescription treatment that helps your eyelashes grow longer, darker, and fuller. You apply the medication to your upper eyelids every evening. You’ll need to continue to use Latisse to maintain your results.