When we make expressions, the muscles in our faces contract resulting in movement of, and creases in, the overlying skin. As skin loses its elasticity with age, those lines and folds become visible when the face is at rest. This can result in the face appearing older or a constant angry or stressed expression. BOTOX is a medication that relaxes muscles. When used for cosmetic purposes in the facial expression muscles, BOTOX reduces movement and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX is also popular among people under thirty years as everyone has different habits of facial expression and different facial aging issues.
Skilled and experienced BOTOX treatments in Manhattan NY by Aglow Dermatology with renowned board-certified Dr. Dina D. Strachan, MD. BOTOX injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country and is used by both men and women.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin which currently has 12 FDA-approved therapeutic indicated uses. It is most popular for its cosmetic uses. At Aglow Dermatology, we use Botox, and other neurotoxins, for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles caused by muscles of facial motion. Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the target areas to relax the muscles and reduce the wrinkling. Dr. Strachan is an expert in using Botox, and other neurotoxins, to treat forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow's feet, and bunny lines. She also treats gummy smile and chin dimples. Dr. Strachan's style of treatment is to create a natural--rather than a frozen-- look. Neurotoxins such as Botox can both prevent, and treat existing, wrinkles. Dr. Strachan also uses Botox to treat medical problems such as excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis.
How Many Units of BOTOX Will I Require?
The number of units used per injection site depends on your specific needs, your history with neuromodulators, and the number of areas being treated. During your initial consultation with Dr. Strachan, we can help you determine the number of units required to help you reach your goals.
How Soon Before I See Results?
Results from BOTOX are often apparent in several hours but typically start after 2-3 days. The full effect may take up to two weeks to materialize. Once maximum results are realized, they will remain for typically up to 4 months. Expect to do maintenance treatments at our comfortable NYC office. Some people find that with regular Botox treatments that the may require them less frequently over time as their muscles are trained not to contract so strongly.
Is BOTOX Safe?
First approved for cosmetic use in the United States in 2002, BOTOX has been safely used on millions of people worldwide for decades. The most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment for several years, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have undergone treatment with BOTOX with no to minimal side effects.
Some redness and swelling at the injection site are common following treatment. This can easily be addressed with proper aftercare. Less common complications, including headache and ptosis (forehead droop), typically self-resolve.
Will My Face Look Frozen?
BOTOX interrupts the signal between the muscle and the nerve. This prevents tension and allows the overlying skin to smooth. BOTOX does not paralyze the muscle and should not interfere with facial expression or movement.
What is the Difference Between BOTOX and Dermal Fillers?
BOTOX is a neuromodulator. It works by interrupting signals between muscles and nerves to allow the skin to relax. This makes it ideal for areas where volume loss is not an issue.
Dermal fillers address volume loss, restoring a fuller and softer look to places such as the cheeks, temples, and underneath the eyes. Dermal fillers are more commonly used in folds. Fillers are also used in the lips and around the mouth.
While both products can address various lines and wrinkles throughout the face. They are fundamentally different and cannot be used for the same purposes. They can, however, be used in combination for complete facial rejuvenation.
Botox cost NYC
We will be able to inform you of the cost of your Botox, or other neurotoxin, treatment after your consultation with Dr. Strachan. She must first examine you to determine where you need treatment and how many units it will require. If you are considering Botox for a medical reason, such as excessive sweating, we will help determine whether the treatment will be covered by your insurance.
Am I Too Young for BOTOX?
BOTOX is suitable for adults of any age. People have various degrees of facial expression independent of age. Some start to develop the types of wrinkles which responded to treatment with Botox, or other neurotoxins, as early as their 20s. Some market research has shown that as many as 30% of Botox users were under 30 years old. Your candidacy for the treatment has much less to do with your age than with how you feel about your appearance. If you have crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead creases, a gummy smile or dimpled chin BOTOX may be an ideal solution, regardless of age. The best way to learn if it can help you reach your goals is through a consultation at Aglow Dermatology.
Botox on black skin
Although African Americans have a reputation for appearing younger than their stated age, many black people with strong facial expression muscles will develop wrinkles on their faces. If you have been looking for black Botox doctors near me in New York City, Dr. Strachan is among the best. At Aglow Dermatology we treat people of all skin types. We are also experts in Botox for African American skin.
Botox for sweating
After the cosmetic use of Botox, another popular treatment is Botox for sweating. This works because sweat is pushed out of sweat glands by small muscles. Botox for excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is an FDA-approved indication. We most commonly use it in the armpits, but Botox can also be used for sweating in the palms or soles. Many patients wonder if Botox for sweating is covered by insurance. It commonly is. We determine that after you have a consultation with Dr. Strachan.
BOTOX is safe and effective in various areas of the face, including:
- Lines in the Forehead
- Frown Lines
- “Elevens,” (lines between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet
BOTOX treatments take just a few minutes, do not require anesthesia, and have minimal downtime allowing you to return to work and continue your day immediately after. Sometimes, however, there is mild bruising shortly after treatment. Over the next several days after treatment, the smoothing effects of BOTOX begin to appear. Maximum effects of a BOTOX treatment can be seen after approximately two weeks. The results of injections can last approximately four to six months, but over time treatments may become less frequent as muscles are “trained” to remain relaxed, allowing the Botox injection results to last longer.
If armpit sweat stains clothes regularly, irritates the skin, social stress, or limitations in wardrobe choices, BOTOX may also provide a solution in this case. BOTOX is FDA approved for injections into the skin of the armpits to help reduce the activity of the sweat glands.
BOTOX Treatment in NYC - Contact Aglow Dermatology
Are you considering the many benefits of BOTOX? Call Aglow Dermatology today to schedule an appointment to take advantage of how having BOTOX in NYC can help you look and feel more youthful and relaxed! Our office is in Manhattan and is conveniently located for those in greater NYC.