Botox Cosmetic, or botulinum toxin type A, is a popular non-surgical injection which can reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines and lines on the neck. The injections may also be used as a non-surgical brow lift for raising the outside corners of the eyebrows and restoring this area of the face to its proper position.
This neurotoxin works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles responsible for wrinkles, thus relaxing the wrinkles and providing a more rejuvenated facial appearance. The injection is also an effective treatment for excessive sweating. Dr. Roland performs wrinkle treatment injections in his Manhattan office, and the procedure takes about ten minutes or so to complete. A very fine needle is used to administer several tiny injections directly into the targeted muscles.
There is little downtime or recovery associated with this treatment and patients are able to immediately return to their normal routine. The effect can be seen within five to seven days and will last for up to four months. Patients may experience some minor, temporary redness or swelling at the injection site which tends to fade quickly.
Commonly Asked Questions Concerning Your Injections
What can Botox do for me?
The botulinum toxin type A, can improve the appearance of certain facial wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet, worry lines and lines on the neck. It may also be used for a non-surgical brow lift by elevating the outside corners of the eyebrows and for excessive sweating. The treatment is non-surgical injection administered in the office setting.
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
Unlike injectable fillers which fill in lines and other depressions, Botox works by relaxing the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles which occur over time with certain facial expressions that we make.
Am I a good candidate for Botox Cosmetic?
The best candidates for Botox injections are in good physical condition and have realistic expectations for the improvement of frown lines, crow’s feet, worry lines, neck lines or certain other facial wrinkles.
How is the BOTOX injection performed?
Treatment with Botox New York take approximately ten minutes or so and anesthesia is not necessary. Dr. Roland will make several tiny injections using a very fine needle directly into the targeted muscles.
What is the recovery from Botox like?
There is minimal recovery or downtime following the treatment. Some temporary redness or swelling may occur at the injection site, however botox patient can return to the normal routine right away. Results are seen as early as five to seven days after treatment and they generally last for up to four months.
How long do the effects of Botox Cosmetic last?
The effects of the injections generally last up to four months.
What are the risks of Botox Cosmetic?
Though risks are generally rare with this kind of treatment, they may include bruising, numbness, droopy eyelids, allergic reaction, headache and flu syndrome. Dr. Roland will review all of your options and the potential complications prior to treatment.