When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed.
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country. It is one of our most requested services at our three New York and New Jersey locations. Quick, safe and effective, Botox reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, Botox gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck.
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, Botox may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms.
Anyone looking for Botox should assess whether or not they are a good fit for the procedure. A good candidate for Botox treatment may be anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with Botox are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder. Men and women considering Botox treatment should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You should discuss the desired results with your doctor to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
Using a very fine needle, a Dr. Fiorillo will inject Botox into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, Botox treatment requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
Immediately following the Botox treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising, which will go away shortly. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The effects of Botox typically last up to four months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year. After several Botox treatments, the results may be prolonged.
Side effects of Botox are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects caused by Botox are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. In rare cases, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur. You can schedule a consultation at Dr. Fiorillo’s New York office where will go over any potential risks with you to make sure you understand all possible outcomes.
To learn more about Botox options in New York and New Jersey, and determine if it’s right for you, contact Dr. Fiorillo online or by phone at 866-537-0954.