Treatment of Horizontal Forehead Lines with Botox Injections
If you are dealing with horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, or troublesome “eleven’s” in-between the eyebrows, you are not alone! As we age, our skin becomes thinner due to the natural loss of collagen and elastin. At the same time, the muscles throughout the face can cause the formation of lines known as “dynamic wrinkles.” While many individuals wrongly believe that a facelift is needed, this may be necessary for situations where skin laxity is severe. Fortunately, many of our patients at SkinProvement Dermatology in New York, New York, will find that instead of invasive surgery, alternative solutions such as Botox injections can help!
What is Botox, and How Does It Work on Facial Lines?
Botox is a purified protein that, when injected into specific muscles, temporarily relaxes them. When this occurs, the skin overlying these muscles will also smooth out. Because Botox works on the muscles causing wrinkles while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed, it is considered a safe and effective treatment for many individuals.
What Can I Expect During My Botox Treatment?
At SkinProvement Dermatology, we understand that some patients may be nervous about receiving injections. Dr. Stephen Comite and his staff will do everything possible to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure. First, he will discuss your esthetic goals and perform a thorough examination of your skin. Our team will apply a topical anesthetic and, once ready, will cleanse the treatment area. Afterward, Dr. Stephen Comite will gently inject the Botox into your muscles using a safe injection technique.
BEFORE AND AFTER RESULTS
How Long Do Botox Injections Take?
When the Board-Certified specialist at SkinProvement Dermatology performs Botox injections, you can expect the entire process to take less than 45 minutes to complete. You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately afterward with minimal interruption to your day. Although post-operative care has never been adequately studied, we recommend avoiding lying down, doing yoga, drinking alcohol, or going to the gym until the day after the procedure.
What Can I Expect Following My Customized Botox Treatment?
It is normal to experience concerns like redness and swelling at the injection site. These side effects resolve quickly, within a few hours for most. Bruising occasionally occurs and generally lasts a few days but can persist for two weeks or more. In the unlikely event that it occurs, you may use makeup to cover up any bruising. It may take up to 14 days for the full effects of Botox to become apparent, but most patients see a noticeable difference within 4 to 7 days. Results typically last three to four months, but this may vary from patient to patient and occasionally last months longer, especially if patients come in regularly for Botox treatments.
How Do I Learn More About Botox Injections Near Me?
If you are curious about injections such as Botox or any of our other cosmetic injectables and want to speak to a specialist in the area that can provide them, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Comite and his team at SkinProvement Dermatology of New York, New York. His office is conveniently located minutes from Grand Central Station at 110 East 40th Street, Suite 402, and accepts new patients who call (212) 933-9490 to request a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. His practice is open to providing care for general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology needs.
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