Under my right eyem about two finger spaces down and to the right on my cheekbone area, I have an incessant muscle tic. About 2 or 3 months now. Not stressed, no fatigue. Not much caffeine and it is driving me mad. Is botox a good choice for this issue. I have read everything about the causes amd the obicularis oculi and so on. I need something. This is beyond irritating!
Is Botox a Good Choice for a Constant Muscle Tic?
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Botox is a good treatment for a muscle tic
Eyelid tics are very annoying. They can even be so intense that they are visible to others. A little botox injected into the affected area, about 2 units, usually breaks the cycle and stops them. This is a very small dose and should be quite inexpensive if you use a doctor that charges by the unit and not the area. In Northern California, the charge for a single unit of Botox ranges from about $9 to $20..
Botox is good for a tic
Botox is an excellent treatment for an eyelid twitch, also called a tic or myokimia. A very small dose can often make it stop permanently.
Botox for eyelid spasm
Botox usually works great for this type of problem. Most oculoplastic surgeons would be comfortable treating this problem with a low dose of botox into the orbicularis muscle.