New York dermatologist explains wrinkle prevention with Botox
Patients in New York who are seeking wrinkle prevention with Botox can turn to Dr. Stephen Comite for treatments. As an NYC dermatologist, Dr. Comite offers Botox as a treatment to soften and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With age, lines begin to develop around and between the eyes and along the forehead. Botox is a safe, effective way to improve these wrinkles.
Wrinkle prevention with Botox
Botox is a neuromodulator that works to relax the muscles giving the skin time to recover. We develop permanent lines in our skin because our facial muscles are constantly working to create expressions. This results in creases or wrinkles in the skin. Over time, the skin also becomes damaged by the sun and environmental toxins. The skin is then unable to rejuvenate itself as quickly from the creases caused by muscles. Botox is an option to gently relax the muscles allowing the skin to repair itself, so the lines are no longer visible.
Botox is both a treatment and prevention option for wrinkles. Patients who currently have wrinkles when the face is at rest use Botox to relax the muscles and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Those who do not have wrinkles can use the treatment to again relax the muscles preventing lines and deeper wrinkles from even forming. There is no right age or time to start. Botox is a successful wrinkle treatment for men and women.
Although commonly used for wrinkle prevention in the upper portion of the face, Botox can also be used off-label in the following areas:
- Around the corners of the mouth
- Along the neck
- In the lower face to contour the jaw.
Botox injections are easily tolerated. Treatments take about 15 minutes and patients can leave the office with little evidence of the treatment. Side effects are rare but redness or minor bruising at the injection site may occur, and these and other side effects will be discussed during your consultation Within two weeks or sooner of Botox treatment with an NYC dermatologist, the muscles relax, and lines are softened.
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