What is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A. It is used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, and migraines.
what areas can be treated using botox?
Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Skin bands on the neck
what can i expect during treatment?
Using a very fine needle, BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream.
When will I see results? How long does botox last?
Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to four-six months. Areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer requiring less frequent injections.
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If you are interested in more information about Botox, contact our New York City office today! Call 212-772-6968 to schedule a consultation with Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Aron Kressel.