Botox! It’s on every page of every magazine…,and it’s the real star in most or your favorite movies.
Botox has become a mainstay in the anti-aging arsenal of aesthetic doctors, and new statistics show that it’s here to stay. Will you be one of the millions of women who prevent and eliminate wrinkles and enhance their overall appearance with this multifunctional injectable? botox
Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin – minimally invasive procedures designed to reduce or practically eliminate the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, necklines and lines around the mouth. This treatment involves injecting of small amount of medicine able to decrease facial muscles’ activity thus reducing the associated lines and wrinkles into specific areas to temporarily smooth lines, wrinkles and furrows caused by excessive facial movements.
Botox Cosmetic is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the world today with over 4 million procedures done last year alone. Patterns of facial muscle movement and facial lines caused by the action of these muscles are evaluated. The location, size and action of the muscles that create these “dynamic lines” vary among different individuals. Several tiny injections of Botox Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin administered directly into the muscles that cause these lines. The objective is to create a youthful and more relaxed appearance and NOT a “frozen” or “expressionless” look. Each area requires a different number of units of Botox or Dysport or Xeomin .
Where are Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin Used?
Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin treatments primarily address lines in the skin known as “dynamic wrinkles,” which includes forehead lines, lines between your eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes, wrinkles visible while smiling, laughing or raising the eyebrows. These lines are normally less noticeable when your face is relaxed. May also be used for lip lines, bands in the neck and decollate lines as well as for treatment of facial asymmetry.
Am I a good candidate?
Candidates generally range from the ages of 25 to 70, as the majority of wrinkles in people over 70 are considered “static” and do not disappear when the skin relaxes. There are other procedures which target static wrinkles. Each patient is unique, however, and private consultations are recommended to determine the best and most effective treatment plan.
How is Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin Administered?
A small amount of Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin is injected with a fine needle into the targeted areas. The amount of liquid which enters the skin is very small, and patients experience only minimal discomfort in the form of a slight pinch. No anesthetic is necessary, and you can continue with your everyday activities immediately following the procedure.
Are the injections painful?
botox new yorkinjection needle is very small, which typically avoids any discomfort. The pinching sensation experienced lasts only a short time, and you will return to your usual activities without any painful aftereffects.
When will I notice the difference, and how long will it last?
bBotox Cosmetic results are visible within 7-10 days, Dysport and Xeomin have been shown to be visible sooner, although this may be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. Results normally last for three to six months, and repeat treatments result in longer-lasting effects.
What happens as treatment begins to wear off?
After three to six months, the effects begin to wear off and wrinkles reappear, though often not as deep or visible as they were prior to treatment. In order to sustain smooth skin and a youthful look, three to four injections are usually required. By returning for repeat treatments, fewer injections are required in the future to maintain young-looking skin.
Is there any downtime?
No. Following treatment, patients usually return to their jobs and normal activities immediately. It is recommended, however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area for one day.
How much does Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin cost?
Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin treatments are priced by the units injected. The number of units required to treat each area varies for each person.
Dermal Fillers New York Frequently Asked Questions
If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatment aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of Botox, laser skin resurfacing, etc.. Our aesthetic provider will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.
What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is a smooth consistency gel-like filler that helps restore volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The effects of Restylane, Belotero and Juvéderm last approximately 6-12 months, Radiesse 1-2 years and Sculptra up to 3 years.
Where can dermal fillers be used?
Dermal fillers are primarily used in the face to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds or to add volume to depressed areas, such as cheeks and temporal areas. They can also be used to create more youthful looking hands.
How long does the treatment take?
A treatment normally takes about 30 minutes, although time may vary depending upon the area being treated.
How soon will I see results?
Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero and Radiesse results will be seen immediately. Sculptra results are gradual.
Are there any potential side effects?
Side effects may include slight bruising, redness or swelling.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Fillers are purchased by the syringe; the total number of syringes needed varies from person to person. On average a person needs between 1-2 syringes, depending on the treatment area. Please contact us for a more specific cost.