BOTOX® Cosmetic in New York City
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed over time. Within days, our New York City BOTOX patients may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Keep in mind that results may vary and if you do not continue treatments, the lines will gradually look like they did before treatment.
How the Procedure Is Performed
The beauty of having BOTOX in New York City at our Manhattan office is that it's a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. Dr. Lisa Airan will administer several tiny injections of BOTOX directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe wrinkles.
- Dr. Airan will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals.
- No anesthesia is required, and discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
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There is no recovery time. Minimal redness and swelling at the injection site usually resolves within hours.
Answers to Common Questions
Will I be able to make facial expressions?
BOTOX will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised – without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What exactly is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, our BOTOX patients receive very low doses of the product via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
How does BOTOX work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
When will I see results from a BOTOX treatment?
Within 5 to 7 days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months.
How long does BOTOX last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Is treatment with BOTOX painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Many people are in and out of the physician's office without downtime.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
Is BOTOX affordable?
According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, BOTOX is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations.
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic at our New York City practice to enhance your skin health and appearance, request a consultation with Dr. Airan or call (212) 400-0999 to schedule your appointment.