Botox is a popular non-surgical injection that is used by millions of patients each year for temporary facial rejuvenation. Botox reduces or eliminates dynamic facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines, and neck lines. Botox may also be used as a non-surgical brow lift, raising the outside corners of the eyebrows and subtly restoring the brow to its proper position. Dr. Donald Roland, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York, NY, performs customized Botox treatments for patients who want a refreshed, youthful look.
What is Botox?
Botox is a safe, FDA-approved wrinkle treatment made from botulinum toxin—a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When Botox is injected into facial muscles, nerve impulses are blocked and muscles relax. Severe dynamic wrinkles are eased and the face is rejuvenated.
A Botox Treatment with Dr. Roland
Dr. Roland performs Botox injections in his Manhattan office. No anesthesia or sedation is necessary. First, the patient’s skin is cleansed and sterilized. Next, a very fine needle is used to inject Botox into targeted muscles. Last, ice is applied to the skin to reduce swelling and redness. Total procedure time is approximately 10 minutes.
Dr. Roland was made to do this work. Not only is he a skilled surgeon, his warm and mild-mannered bedside manner inspires trust and confidence. His team is also very capable and helpful.
There is little to no downtime or recovery associated with Botox treatment. Patients are able to return to their normal routines immediately. Patients do not need to spend time away from work or stop exercising. Minor swelling and redness are easily controlled with ice. Because treatment is so quick and recovery is so easy, many patients choose to have their treatment during their lunch break.
Botox results emerge about 5-7 days after treatment. Wrinkled skin becomes smoother and the face is rejuvenated, appearing more youthful. Results last up to 4 months. Repeat treatments may be performed to maintain results.
Men and women who would like to non-surgically improve facial wrinkles caused by repetitive movements may be candidates for Botox treatment. Treatment is reserved for patients who have no medical conditions or illnesses that could negatively affect results or impact patient safety. Patients who have a positive attitude and realistic expectations are typically the most pleased with their results. Smoking can compromise the results of Botox treatments.
An Initial Botox Consultation with Dr. Roland
Your initial Botox consultation with Dr. Roland will be the first step toward reaching your aesthetic goals. During the meeting, a complete medical history review will take place and a physical examination will be performed. Pictures will be taken for comparative purposes. Dr. Roland will listen to your concerns and talk with you about your specific goals. He will let you know where you need Botox and about how many injections you will need. All of your questions will be answered. Every step of the Botox treatment process will be explained to help you make a decision. Dr. Roland will be happy to discuss other treatment options if he feels they will be more beneficial for your individual goals. Your Botox treatment can be performed the day of your initial consultation or at a date and time that is most convenient for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Botox and fillers?
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contraction of the facial muscles, while static wrinkles are caused by loss of facial volume. Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used to treat static wrinkles by physically filling in wrinkles and folds. A physical examination will be performed to determine what type of wrinkles you have. Then, Dr. Roland can recommend the appropriate treatment option. Both treatments typically produce excellent results.
Is it important to receive Botox treatment from a specialist?
It is very important to receive Botox treatment from a specialist. A board-certified plastic surgeon is the most qualified medical professional to diagnose wrinkles and provide Botox treatments. Receiving treatment from anyone who is not a board-certified plastic surgeon decreases the chances of receiving maximum results. Dr. Roland is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has over 20 years of experience. He uses his training, skill, and experience to provide optimal, long-lasting results.
Is Botox FDA-approved?
Botox is FDA approved to treat the following:
- Frown lines between the brows
- Crow’s feet lines
- Moderate to severe forehead lines
Botox is one of the most frequently used and most popular treatment options in aesthetic medicine.
Can I combine Botox with other treatments?
Botox may be combined with other procedures, including chemical peels, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion. Combining treatments is a great way to more comprehensively rejuvenate the face and look your absolute best. At your initial consultation, Dr. Roland will let you know if you are a candidate for a combined procedure.
How frequently can I receive Botox?
Repeat treatments may be performed every 3-4 months. Repeat treatments ensure that the results are maintained. Spacing treatments out is important because it prevents muscle atrophy. Patients only rarely develop a resistance to Botox over time. Repeat injections may be given for as long as the patient would like.
Should I have a Botox treatment or surgery?
Botox temporarily treats dynamic wrinkles. Patients who want permanent results may be better suited for a facelift, browlift, neck lift, or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). During your initial consultation, Dr. Roland will listen to all of your concerns and requests before recommending a customized treatment plan.
Can men receive Botox treatments?
Absolutely! Botox is just as effective on men as it is on women. Dr. Roland has used Botox to provide countless men with a solution to their facial wrinkle problems. Botox’s popularity among male patients has been growing steadily over the last few years.
Do Botox treatments have risks?
All medical treatments have risks. Risks associated with Botox are minimal. All risks will be explained to you during your initial consultation, as will the measures taken to prevent them. The overwhelming majority of patients find the potential benefits of Botox treatment far outweigh the minimal associated risks.
Do Botox treatments hurt?
Dr. Roland takes precautions to ensure Botox treatment does not hurt. A very tiny needle is used. Patients describe the sensation as that of a light prick. Ice application after the procedure reduces swelling and redness that could later cause pain.
Will people know I had Botox?
You can return to work and normal activities after your treatment without anyone knowing you had a Botox treatment. Your final results will naturally enhance the appearance of your face. People will notice that something about you has changed, but they will not know what it is.
Is age a limiting factor for Botox treatment?
There is no age limit for Botox treatment. Dr. Roland will examine your face and diagnose your wrinkles. He will recommend an appropriate treatment option. Your aesthetic goals and skin quality may influence his recommendation.
Is pregnancy a limiting factor for Botox treatment?
Women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding should wait before having Botox treatments.
Does Dr. Roland have Botox treatment before and after photos?
Dr. Roland has a large collection of Botox treatment before and after photos. He will show you the photos during your initial consultation. You will be able to see patients who had wrinkles just like yours. You will also be able to see their fantastic results. Dr. Roland will explain how your results will look similar and different to the patients’ in the pictures. You will know what kind of results to expect.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
Dr. Roland asks that you bring a list of medications and herbal supplements you are currently taking to your initial consultation. A list of skin care products you use is also helpful. If you would like, you may bring pictures for Dr. Roland to review.
How do I schedule my initial consultation?
When you are ready for your Botox treatment initial consultation, you may contact Dr. Roland’s office in New York, NY at 212-744-9400.