What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles, or those caused by certain hyperactive muscles responsible for facial wrinkles. It is commonly used to treat signs of aging including:
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Frown lines
What are the benefits of BOTOX®?
BOTOX® injections can also be used to raise the eyebrows, giving the eyes a more youthful appearance. Additionally, it can also be used to treat excessive sweating in the armpits, palms, feet and groins. Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is covered by most insurance plans (hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is frequently covered by insurance).
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for certain wrinkles. This softens and often times eliminates unwanted lines like crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases for three to six months.
Who is the ideal candidate for BOTOX®?
Anyone who is good physical health, not pregnant and with realistic expectations.
Is anesthesia used while administering BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Generally anesthesia is not necessary for the administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, the area may first be numbed with a cold pack or anesthetic cream if desired.
What can I expect while getting BOTOX® injections?
During your appointment, BOTOX® is injected directly into the muscle where it temporarily weakens the muscle, thus softening and frequently eliminating lines and wrinkles completely. When properly performed, facial expression will not be altered.
Are there any side effects?
Occasionally, patients may experience minor swelling or redness at the injection site, which typically fades quickly.
Is BOTOX® safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used in millions of cases and is a safe and reliable treatment for wrinkles. Individuals who have a known sensitivity to BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be treated. Ask your doctor about any concerns you might have.
What can I expect during recovery?
Recovery time is minimal and most patients are able to immediately return to work and other normal activities after treatment. Effects are usually seen within five to seven days following treatment with the maximum effect occurring after about two weeks and lasting for three to four months on average.
Schedule a consultation
If you are searching for BOTOX® treatment in the Long Island area, look no further than Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC. Unlike other practices, Dr. Duboys performs all injections himself and uses BOTOX® Cosmetic obtained from United States sources. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.