What to expect for wrinkle removal with Botox in New York
You don’t want wrinkles, but you don’t want to look frozen. With precisely performed Botox treatments, patients can achieve the natural, youthful looks they desire. Located in New York City, Dr. Stephen Comite and the team at SkinProvement Dermatology New York offers Botox for younger-looking skin. The treatment addresses unwanted lines and wrinkles, decreasing the signs of aging without changing the look or movement of the face.
It is impossible to avoid facial expressions in our daily conversations whether it is a smile, frown, or a skeptical look. However, the repeated contraction of facial muscles can lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Botox is an FDA-approved medication. As a form of botulinum toxin type A, Botox safely and effectively relaxes the muscles and decreases movement. As the muscle relaxes, it is prevented from responding to nerve impulses that control muscle contractions. Therefore, when patients make facial expressions, the muscles do not move as freely so the skin has time to rest and smooth out.
Botox reduces the appearance of lines in adult men and women. The following areas may be treated:
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal lines on the forehead
- Small lines around the lips
What to expect
Botox is injected using thin sterile needles. Treatments are performed in the office in as little as 10-20 minutes. The injections are easily tolerated with minimal if any, discomfort. A small amount of product is injected into the appropriate facial muscles temporarily pausing movements, relaxing the muscles, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Changes in the facial lines and wrinkles are noticeable after 1 to 2 weeks. Full effects are visible within 1 to 2 weeks and may last 3 to 6 months. Botox treatments create an effect that allows the skin to look smoother and younger without looking frozen.
Side effects are mild and may include redness or possible bruising at the injection site. Downtime is typically not needed but you may be advised to avoid strenuous exercise or massaging your face on the day of treatment. This ensures the product does not migrate to an unwanted area.
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