Botox® Cosmetic, or Botulinum toxin, is one of the most popular and most requested cosmetic procedures in the country. This is a safe, effective, quick treatment for reducing or eliminating facial lines. There is no downtime, little to no discomfort, and results last up to six months. Botox® is ideal for treating crow’s feet, frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, worry lines around the mouth, lines on either side of the nose, and lines or bands on the neck for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Botox® may also be used to treat migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms of the eyes and neck.
Unlike injectable fillers which work by restoring volume to wrinkles or depressions, Botox works by relaxing the muscles responsible for certain expressions. Expressions like smiling, laughing, frowning and even looking puzzled cause the muscles of the face to contract. Over time, the repeat skin creases that occur as the muscles contract can turn to permanent wrinkles and furrows in the skin. Botox® works by erasing these marks of aging while also preventing future lines from occurring.
Candidates for Botox® treatment are generally healthy and are looking to improve dynamic wrinkles. Many people seeking Botox® treatment complain that they look old, tired, angry or sad. Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech perform BOTOX® injections on an outpatient basis at their JCAHO Accredited office-based facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery of New York City. During treatment, the BOTOX® is administered through a series of tiny injections using a very fine needle. Discomfort is minimal and there is no downtime. Patients are able to immediately return to work and their normal routine. Your smoother, more youthful appearance may last for up to six months.
Though BOTOX® is a very safe, quick treatment to undergo, it is essential that you choose an experienced and qualified physician to perform your injection . At Gotham Plastic Surgery of New York, we are very careful to improve your expression lines and rejuvenate your appearance without producing a “frozen” or surprised look.