- Downtime: VERY MINIMAL
- Pain Level: Very Minimal
- Results Duration: 3-4 months
Expression lines and wrinkles such as crows feet, forehead, frown lines, gummy smile, chin, neck, masseters, and bunny nose lines
Slight redness immediately following treatment
Primarily used on the face
Medication is injected to the desired areas using tiny needles
Topical anesthesic available
Reduction of lines and wrinkles
Results visible in 1-7 days
With many anti-aging treatments available today, Botox Cosmetic remains among the most popular for those who are looking to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. With its long track record of safety and effectiveness, millions of individuals have made Botox a mainstay in their beauty regimen. At Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO, Tribeca, and Uptown, NYC, our team of board-certified dermatologists and physicians assistants help patients achieve beautiful and natural-looking results using the simplest and least invasive techniques possible, including injectable wrinkle smoothers like Botox Cosmetic and Dysport.
WHAT IS BOTOX COSMETIC?
Botox has a long medical history starting in the 1970s, originally FDA-approved for the treatment of eye muscle problems. Cosmetic Botox appeared in the 1990s, and the FDA approved it for the treatment of wrinkles and crow’s feet. Many clinical trials have evaluated the safety and efficacy of Botox Cosmetic since, and along with many years of published research, including more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. Botox Cosmetic is the most studied and widely used treatment of its kind.
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HOW DOES BOTOX COSMETIC REDUCE WRINKLES?
When you make a facial expression, muscles contract and form creases in your skin. These are called dynamic wrinkles. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, causing dynamic lines to deepen and become more pronounced. When dermatologists inject a neuromodulator into facial muscles, signals from the nerves to muscles are blocked. When the injected muscle no longer contracts, wrinkles soften and relax, creating the appearance of smoother, younger-looking skin. wrinkle smoothers like Botox Cosmetic can treat:
- Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
- Smoker’s lines
- Crow’s feet (smile lines around the eyes)
- Bunny lines (on the nose)
- Chin dimples
- Neck bands
Botox can also be combined with dermal fillers for optimal anti-aging benefits.
who is a candidate for botox?
Women and men who have moderate to severe lines and creases on the forehead and around the eyes can benefit from Botox Cosmetic treatments. Candidates should be in good overall health, with no history of neuromuscular diseases, be at least 18 years old, and have realistic expectations. Botox Cosmetic treatments are also ideal for those who want to prevent future wrinkles.
Benefits of Botox
Visible results in 1 week or less, lasts for 3-6 months
Quick sessions (around 15 min)
Safe and typically very tolerable
Does not require downtime
Subtle and tailored results
What can i expect from my results?
A neuromodulator treatment is typically a quick and easy procedure. It usually takes just a few minutes to complete. Our dermatologists and physician assistants use an ultrafine needle to inject the appropriate amount of Botox Cosmetic, which will depend on the treatment area and your aesthetic goals. The needle is so small that most patients find the procedure to be very comfortable without topical numbing and report only a minor pinprick sensation. Once your treatment is complete, you are free to return to your regular activities.
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Wrinkles can make you look older than you feel. We’d like to help you stop the clock on aging and give you a rejuvenated appearance through comprehensive medical care and the most advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments available. To learn more about Botox Cosmetic and our other anti-aging treatment options, schedule an appointment online or contact Spring Street Dermatology in SOHO, Tribeca, and Uptown, NYC to schedule a consultation.
Botox Questions & Answers
Q: Are There Any Possible Side Effects from Botox Cosmetic?
A: Botox Cosmetic injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced provider. Side effects are very uncommon and should be temporary, including:
- Bruising, swelling, and mild pain around the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Eyelid drooping
- Crooked smile or drooling
- Eye dryness or severe tearing
- Numbness or weakness in nearby muscles
Q: How Long Do Results Last?
A: Botox Cosmetic results are temporary. The average patient enjoys their neuromodulator results for 3-6 months. To maintain results, we recommend a repeat treatment 3-4 months after the first procedure. Some patients also find that having regular wrinkle smoothing treatments can help train the muscles, thereby preventing future lines and allowing them to go a bit longer between sessions over time.
Q: Do Botox Cosmetic Injections Hurt?
A: Botox Cosmetic wrinkle treatments at our New York City offices are very well-tolerated. As a general rule with any injection, the needle’s size impacts the patient’s comfort level. We only use the finest needles because a sharp needle will be more comfortable than a dull needle. To ensure optimal comfort, you may choose to have a topical anesthetic applied beforehand.
Q: What is Recovery from a Botox Cosmetic Treatment Like?
A: Botox Cosmetic injections don’t require any recovery time. You can return to your normal activities following treatment. In fact, many of our patients undergo treatment on their lunch break and then return to work immediately.
Botox Cosmetic aftercare, however, will help encourage optimal results while minimizing the risk of bruising and swelling. On the day of your procedure, we recommended you:
- Leave the treated area alone
- Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area
- Maintain a normal heart rate
- Wait at least 24 hours to exercise
Q: Are There Any Alternatives to Botox?
A: We also offer Dysport as an option for a neuromodulator.
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