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Blepharospasm

Repeated uncontrollable muscle contraction around the eyes and eyebrows is the hallmark of a disease called blepharospasm. Blepharospasm does not occur during sleep and is often exacerbated by stress, dry eyes, and bright lights.  It can be disabling and was the original reason that Botulinum toxin (Botox) was developed in the 1980’s. Botox is a medicine that can reduce involuntary muscle spasms around the eyelids and eyebrows. Botox is administered in the office in small amounts through tiny injections. Typically, no anesthetic is necessary, and for this purpose, Botox treatment is usually covered by health insurance. The “muscle relaxant” effect of the medicine lasts about three to four months and can be repeated as needed.  Rarely, surgery is needed when Botox no longer works.  Dr. Fante’s research on treatment of Blepharospasm has been published in the peer-reviewed medical literature.  He has performed tens of thousands of Botox injections.

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If you are experiencing symptoms of blepharospasm, contact our Denver office today! Call (303) 839-1616 to schedule a consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Fante.