Botox New York

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a medication dermatologists use to improve the appearance of wrinkles, such as those between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and forehead.

Botox® is one of the most extensively studied dermatology treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. The safety and efficacy of Botox® have been evaluated in many clinical trials, including more than 400 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals. Many of these trials were performed here at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® within our research department.

How does Botox® Cosmetic Work?

When Botox® is injected into a muscle, the muscle temporarily relaxes for up to 3 to 4 months. Expertise is required to deliver a natural appearance, avoiding a “frozen” look. There are many reasons why some people look artificial while others look beautiful and we are keenly aware of those differences when we treat our patients. The goal is to simply look better, relaxed, and rejuvenated. You should not lose the ability to show normal expression or be yourself.

Does Botox® Cosmetic Treatment Hurt?

Many patients report Botox injections feel like a pinch. If you are concerned about discomfort, your dermatologist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

When Will I See Results?

Cosmetic benefits become noticeable within the first few days and have maximum benefit after about a week. Benefits may last up to 4 months with a single treatment.

How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

After treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities. There is minimal downtime and your dermatologist may give you specific aftercare instructions. Sometimes a bruise occurs because of the needle’s contact with the skin, so plan accordingly with your personal and professional obligations.

Do Men Receive Botox®?

Yes. Botox® has been intensively studied in men and we treat men routinely at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York®. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 1 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in the United States in 2014. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014. There are different approaches, however, when treating men versus women, and our dedicated dermatologists take these real differences into account during every treatment.

Dr. Robert Anolik explains the uses of Botox and demonstrates it LIVE on the Kelly and Ryan morning show!

Dr. Geronemus explains how we reduce needle pain during your cosmetic treatment at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York


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