There’s plenty to smile about when you achieve a fresher look with a fast, simple injection that offers natural-looking results.

There’s plenty to smile about when you achieve a fresher look with a fast, simple injection that offers natural-looking results. With Botox, you can delay wrinkles from creeping up as you age, for a fraction of pain, risks – and cost – of traditional cosmetic surgery.

There’s no avoiding facial skin movement. We laugh, we talk, we frown, and we blink – hundreds of times a day – whether we want to or not. Along with loss of skin elasticity and plumpness due to natural aging and many other factors, all these muscle contractions create lines and wrinkles.

But you have control over how you want to look. You can stop smiling and laughing, or you can enjoy the freedom of living a happy life and still be able to do something about wrinkles. When you have an option like Botox, it’s easy to make a decision.

Looking forward to looking relaxed and worry-free? Schedule an appointment with a New York aesthetician now and get an anti-aging treatment plan that best suits your needs and goals.

Botox: The Basics

OnabotulinumtoxinA, or Botox, is a nonsurgical muscle-relaxing treatment delivered as an injectable.

 It was initially used to relieve eyelid spasm, and was later approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a cosmetic treatment.

Botox has many medical uses, but it’s best known as an anti-aging treatment. When you want to smooth out lines between your forehead and “crows’ feet” or wrinkles in the corners of your eyes, a Botox shot offers better effectiveness, higher safety and lower cost than surgical procedures.

How does Botox work?

Botox is applied to the target area directly underneath the skin using a thin needle. The contents of the injection temporarily block nerve signals that control muscle contraction. 

Because the underlying muscle doesn’t contract as often, the skin above creases less. Wrinkles between your eyebrows and around the corners of your eyes now appear less pronounced when you move facial muscles, giving you a relaxed look. 

Botox provides two-fold benefits as an anti-aging treatment. As it relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles, Botox also slows down the formation of new lines since there are fewer muscle contractions that create lines on the skin surface. Not only do you look less stressed, you also delay signs of aging. So talk to a dermatologist in New York today and see results, fast!

As a minimally invasive procedure without surgery, Botox injections only require topical anesthesia so there is little pain or discomfort during and after treatment. Botox injections require no downtime, allowing you to go back to normal activities right away.

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Where can Botox be used?

Botox is used for the treatment of chronic migraines, overactive bladders, and excessive sweating of the underarms.

For cosmetic applications, Botox has shown to be highly safe and effective in nonsurgically treating the following areas:

  • Botox Brow Lift – Erase “Angry 11” 

The forehead area is front and center of everyone’s attention, and you don’t want to draw attention there for the wrong reason. Frown lines between the eyebrows can make you look angry; hence, the name “angry 11” given to the glabellar lines in this area. 

Botox works best as treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. This “angry 11” vertical fold gradually relaxes so you appear friendly.

Traditional surgery removes extra muscles in this area while Botox injections do not, so you achieve natural-looking results in a few days’ time. New York Botox treatments for wrinkles are available in many clinics in the city, so it’s worth calling around to find out which one is most suitable for you. 

The forehead muscles will eventually have an easier time to pull up the now-relaxed area between your brows. As your brows are lifted up, your eyes naturally open up too, making you look youthful and cheerful.

  • Smile Lines: Botox a “crow’s feet” treatment to smile about

Since the eyes are a prominent area of our face, they are often the first ones that show obvious signs of aging. That’s because this area is delicate, as it is 40% thinner than the rest of our facial skin. They are also more prone to sun exposure, hastening the appearance of “crow’s feet” or fan-like wrinkles around the eye corners when we smile or laugh. 

Botox delivery to smooth out “crow’s feet” is typically minimal to relax muscles and still allow natural movement. To replace lost collagen, Botox may be paired with dermal fillers that are injected into the eye corners to fill out deep wrinkles. 

Preparing for Botox Treatment

Botox requires minimal pre-treatment preparation. Still, avoid blood-thinning medications (even aspirin) before receiving injections so as to reduce your risk of bruising. 

What to expect during Botox injections

If you’re looking for Botox cosmetic treatments in New York, choose ones that are done by a cosmetic surgeon, dermatologist, aesthetician or doctor trained in giving Botox injections. They are given in a doctor’s office in an outpatient setting. 

To help numb the injection site, topical anesthesia (and even ice!) is applied to ease the discomfort during the first delivery of a tiny amount of Botox. The number of injections depend on how deep the wrinkles are.

The entire process takes about 15 minutes or less.

What to Do After Getting Botox Treatments

Do not touch or rub the injection site, as this might spread Botox to other parts of the body not designed to receive Botox injections. Botox block nerve signals to muscles that may affect how they function.

You may resume regular activities post-procedure, making Botox an ideal treatment for when you want to put on a fresher appearance without looking like you had something done.

Botox Results and Duration

Noticeable results may take up to three days to show up while the full effect lasts up to four months. Look livelier for longer by getting follow-up injections every few months. Follow-up injections also help delay the appearance of “angry 11” and “crow’s feet.”

Botox Risks and Side Effects

Discomfort or minor bruising resolves within a few days after the procedure. Other side effects may include tiredness, dry eyes, neck pain, headache, swelling/drooping of the eyelids, double vision or allergic reactions. 

Looking for New York Botox treatment?

Get that relaxed, worry-free look when you schedule a consultation with our New York dermatologist today. Our experienced doctor will help you develop an anti-wrinkle treatment plan you will be happy about.
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