Botox Cosmetic

Botox is a wrinkle-relaxing injectable used to soften expression lines.
  • Downtime: very minimal
  • Pain Level: Very Minimal
  • Results Duration: 3 – 4 months

Treats:

Expression lines and wrinkles such as crows feet, forehead, frown lines, gummy smile, chin, neck, masseters, and bunny nose lines

Side Effects:

Slight redness immediately post treatment

Location:

Primarily used on the face

Follow Up:

None required

How Performed:

Medication is injected to the desired areas using tiny needles

Preparation:

Topical anesthetic available

Procedure Type:

Injectable

Expected Outcome:

Reduction of lines and wrinkles

Onset:

Results visible in 1-7 days

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 and prevent 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 with full results becoming apparent 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 right away. Your dermatologist may give you specific aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Sometimes a bruise occurs because of the needle’s contact with the skin, so plan accordingly with your personal and professional obligations.

Real Patients Before and After photos

Dysport Injections to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles in the Forehead

Dysport Injections to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles in the Forehead

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Dysport Injections to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles in the Forehead

Dysport Injections to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles in the Forehead

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Filler Injections to Add Volume Around the Mouth Area

Filler Injections to Add Volume Around the Mouth Area

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

In The News

The Top 20 Aesthetic Experts Reveal the Most Anticipated Post-Covid Cosmetic Procedures, featuring Dr. Henry at Life and Style Magazine

The Top 20 Aesthetic Experts Reveal the Most Anticipated Post-Covid Cosmetic Procedures, featuring Dr. Henry at Life and Style Magazine

The Pandemic’s Secret Botox Panic, featuring Dr. Anolik at Town & Country

The Pandemic’s Secret Botox Panic, featuring Dr. Anolik at Town & Country

How to Extend Botox and Filler Results, Michelle Henry M.D., featured in STYLECASTER

How to Extend Botox and Filler Results, Michelle Henry M.D., featured in STYLECASTER

✕ The Rise of the ‘Botox Bar’, Robert Anolik, M.D. featured in Glamour Magazine

✕ The Rise of the ‘Botox Bar’, Robert Anolik, M.D. featured in Glamour Magazine

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 when treating men versus women, and our dedicated dermatologists take these differences into account during every treatment. Our goal is to create a naturally enhanced appearance with each of our patients. 

Botox Cosmetic

Questions and Answers

Q: Is Botox Safe?

A: Yes. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox as a temporary aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. It rapidly became one of the world’s most recognized brands, approved for use in 98 countries. It is a successful treatment when dosage, needle placement, and frequency are all performed correctly. As with any cosmetic treatment, always work with a medical practitioner and experienced injector to ensure the best results, like our aesthetic experts at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York. For the safest treatment and best results, you should never get injections at non-medical spas, parties, salons or someone’s home. Other neuromodulators such as Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are all FDA-approved as well.

Q: How Long Do Results Last?

A: You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, but it can take up to 2 weeks for final results. The effects of neuromodulators will usually last between 3 and 5 months. Scheduling another treatment as the effects of your first begin to wear off will help maintain your results. Repeated Botox treatments also reduce the worsening of fine lines and wrinkles and can prevent some from appearing altogether.

Q: Do Neuromodulators Treat All Wrinkles?

A: No. Neuromodulators work best on dynamic wrinkles, which are the lines caused by repeated facial expressions. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau all work on wrinkles that deepen when facial muscles contract, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. Wrinkles produced by loose, sagging skin, like nasolabial folds, will not respond as well to neuromodulators. We typically treat these lines with injectable dermal fillers.

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?

A: While side effects are uncommon, some patients may experience minor complications for 2-3 days. Symptoms might include headaches, slight pain, swelling or bruising at the injection sites.

Q: Will My Face Look And Feel Unnatural?

A: When treated by a licensed and trained injector with expertise in facial anatomy, like the board-certified cosmetic dermatologists at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, you can expect subtle, yet impressive results. No one should be able to tell you had a Botox treatment unless you choose to tell them. The goal is to use enough toxin to improve fine lines and wrinkles, while still allowing patients to maintain their natural facial expressions. You’ll still look like you, just younger and more refreshed.

Q: When Should I Start Getting Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

A: There is no set age to start receiving Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau treatments. We recommend scheduling a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist and Botox expert who can assess you in person and determine whether now is the right time for treatment.

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