BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective way to treat lines and wrinkles without major surgery like a facelift. Plastic surgeons offer a myriad of facial plastic surgery procedures, but BOTOX® Cosmetic remains the favorite of older adults throughout the world.
Since its introduction, BOTOX® Cosmetic has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among both men and women in the US because it is a simple, non-invasive and easy way to treat moderate to deep wrinkles in the forehead, especially between the brows. Dr. Scott E. Newman offers BOTOX® Cosmetic injection treatment for patients in the New York City, Westchester, and Long Island areas, and provides consultations to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment might be for you.
What BOTOX® Cosmetic Does
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and wondered why you seem to have a perpetual frown? This is likely due to the automatic, unconscious contraction of muscles in your forehead. Contraction of these muscles can eventually lead to permanent wrinkles between the brows. These vertical wrinkles can be greatly reduced with BOTOX® treatment. Unlike a face lift or a brow lift, BOTOX® treatment is quick and easy and requires little to no downtime.
BOTOX® functions by actually making these muscles unable to contract. To treat these facial wrinkles, it is administered in very small, carefully targeted doses. After a short period of time to take effect, usually a day or two, the lines between your brows will be significantly eased as these muscles relax.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection Sites
During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Newman about the areas you would like to have lines removed from. Those sites may include:
- The forehead to treat horizontal lines
- Between the eyebrows for frown lines
- Around the eye area to soften crow’s feet
- In the lip area to minimize lines typically caused by smoking
How BOTOX® Cosmetic is Administered
After discussing your goals for your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, Dr. Newman will determine the best placement for your injections. The injections themselves can be administered in the office, usually without anesthesia. Needles used to administer BOTOX® injections are very fine and do not cause a great deal of discomfort. The treatment usually takes a half hour or so, and you can immediately return to your everyday activities.
Some easing of the tension and the deep lines in your brow will be immediately apparent, but the full effect of the treatment will appear within a few days. During that time, it is important not to rub excessively at the treated area to keep from moving the BOTOX® to areas where it was not intended to go. The full effects of your BOTOX® treatment will last about four months, after which they will begin to fade. Additional treatments will be necessary to maintain the more relaxed look of your brow. For long-term results, you will need to repeat treatment every four to six months, but most people find it easy to fit the ten to 30 minute treatment into their schedules.
In the New York City area, Dr. Scott Newman performs BOTOX® injections at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center, with offices in Westchester, Long Island and New York City. For more information about BOTOX® or to schedule an appointment or a consultation, please contact Dr. Newman’s offices.