Erase years of aging
Any time you show emotion on your face, you contract the muscles: smile, laugh, frown, confusion, surprise, etc.. These contractions over time produce permanent lines and sometimes deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes, mouth, forehead and between the eyebrows. These lines can give your face the appearance of sadness, anger, weariness or just plain aging. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can help to erase those signs of aging and also help prevent the lines from deepening during natural facial movements, leaving you looking more refreshed and young..
What can botox do for me?
BOTOX® is one of the most requested services at Dr. Fiorillo’s three New York and New Jersey locations. It’s the most popular procedure in the country. It is quick, safe and effective at reducing or eliminating facial lines and wrinkles for up to 6 months. There is no downtime and little to no discomfort. BOTOX® gives you a rejuvenated look through a series of tiny injections, by smoothing crow’s feet by the eyes, frown lines between eyebrows, wrinkling in the forehead, worry lines around the mouth and lines on the neck.
BOTOX® also may be useful in treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain and muscle spasms.
Am I a good candidate for botox?
Anyone looking for BOTOX® should assess whether or not they are a good fit for the procedure.
This would be anyone looking to improve their appearance by removing or reducing unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX® are in good physical health, not pregnant or nursing, and do not have neuromuscular disorders. Men and women who are seeking this procedure should have realistic expectations of what it can do. These details and desired results should be discussed with Dr. Fiorillo, as he has the expertise and knowledge to guide you in knowing whether this is the right procedure for you.
How is the procedure performed?
BOTOX® is injected into designated facial or neck muscles, utilizing a very fine needle. You may experience some brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but the treatment is very safe and effective. The procedure takes only a few minutes and requires no anesthetic, recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to your normal daily activities the same day.
What is the recovery from botox like?
There may be some mild bruising immediately after the procedure. This is only temporary and will subside shortly following the procedure. Wrinkles will start fading within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The treatment usually lasts up to 4 months, although some patients report it lasting up to a full year. After several treatments, the results may be prolonged.
What are the potential risks of botox?
BOTOX® side effects are rare and often mild and temporary. Most common is headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin where the injections were applied. In rare cases, asymmetry of facial expression may occur or a slight drooping of an eyelid 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.