We are proud to offer a variety of aesthetic services, provided by Dr. Jovkar, for rejuvenation of the eyes and face. We offer treatments for natural-looking facial rejuvenation including Botox, fillers, and eyelash enhancement with Latisse.
As a highly trained and skilled opthalmologist, Dr. Jovkar is experienced in highly sensitive eye surgeries and knows how delicate eye tissues can be. His training in engineering has instilled in him the great precision and technique that he uses in the course of his work. These techniques also serve him well in Botox and filler injection procedures.
Few rejuvenation treatments provide results as visibly dramatic to patients as Botox Cosmetic. Botox is used to treat “wrinkles in motion.” These are the lines that form when you smile, frown, or raise your eyebrows. Eventually, these lines can become present at rest and will no longer respond to Botox. Fillers such as Juvederm can then be helpful as discussed below.
Botox is a protein that relaxes the facial muscles that form wrinkles and is administered by injection directly to the wrinkles. The procedure takes only minutes and you can return to your normal activities. Temporary bruising, redness, or, rarely, lid droop are the most common side effects. Benefits are usually evident within a week, and last about 3-6 months.
Ophthalmologists were the first medical specialists to use the Botox protein about 35 years ago. Botox has an excellent safety profile. Ask for a consultation with Dr. Jovkar to discuss this popular treatment. Dr. Jovkar has 15 years of experience using Botox and has worked with pioneering ophthalmologists* who used Botox to treat eyelid problems (see reference below).
*Arthurs B., Flanders M., Codere F., Gauthier S., Dresner S., Stone L. Treatment of blepharospasm with medication, surgery and type A botulinum toxin. Can J Ophthalmol 1987;22:24-28.
Results may vary.
In general, insurance companies will not reimburse for cosmetic procedures. For your convenience, we offer our patients a number of financing plans, including a monthly payment option. We are pleased to offer cosmetic gift certificates for special occasions, including birthdays and holidays.