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Botox Aftercare: Minimizing Bruises After Botox Treatment

Lip BotoxInjectable wrinkle prescription treatments, such as Botox, are a great way to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and lines. While the treatment itself is safe, some patients may experience mild but perfectly normal side effects following the treatment. One of the side effects commonly experienced by patients is bruising. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize post-Botox bruising. Patients should keep these things in mind to reduce bruising and keep the skin beautiful and healthy.

Apply Cold Compress to the Affected Area

Apply cold compress on the affected area before and after the treatment. Chilling the skin using a cold compress will make the blood vessels contract and prevent bruises from getting larger. Moreover, it will also provide a numbing effect, which reduces the pain.

Avoid Taking in NSAIDs and Similar Medication

NSAIDs, such as aspirin, have blood-thinning components that cause more bleeding in damaged blood vessels. It’s best to avoid taking in these drugs at least a week before your Botox injection. If you need to take medication for pain relief, opt for an alternative, such as acetaminophen.

Refrain from Performing Strenuous Exercises

Demanding physical activities, such as exercise, can cause the heart to pump rapidly and increase your blood flow and blood pressure. Thus, instead of working out, take this time to relax and recover from the procedure.

Bruises, and other post-treatment side effects, such as redness, swelling, and muscle weakness, are only temporary and will eventually go away. A great Botox treatment, however, lasts for several months.

If you’re looking for a clinic that provides safe, effective, and long-lasting treatment for skin aging, look no further. At Dr. Leslie Gerstman, we can help you dramatically improve your appearance through our Botox injections. Our treatment can enhance your beauty and bring back your youthful glow by softening, reducing, and eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.

Ready to give Botox a shot? Book your appointment with us today!

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Getting Rid of Forehead Wrinkles: Botox or Juvederm?

Redheaded GirlWrinkles are a natural result of aging, and one of the first places they’ll begin to show is on your forehead. Fortunately, there are safe treatments that you can go through to eliminate forehead wrinkles.

Two of the most popular procedures for wrinkle removal are Juvederm and Botox, which you can get here in our clinic in New York. They’re both injection procedures that help bring back the youthful texture of the skin, though in different ways. Find out which one is more appropriate for you.


Botox is one of the three main types of non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques available in NYC. A diluted botulinum protein, Botox relaxes wrinkles, including the worry lines on your forehead and other fine lines caused by repeated facial expressions.

The effects of a Botox injection last for three to six months for most patients. The results, however, depend on the used number of units and how strong the muscle is. Follow-up visits should be every three months to keep the wrinkles from reappearing. Moreover, regular treatment may shrink the problem muscle areas, letting the wrinkles fade away.

Using Hylacross technology, Juvederm is a sterile gel made of hyaluronic acid. This type of acid is a natural gas that you can find in your skin, and it acts as a cushioning agent by holding in water at the injection site. It has the best safety profile compared to other fillers because it doesn’t contain any human or animal DNA. Rather, biosynthesis develops the acid in a Juvederm gel. Because of its nature, taking an allergy test before the treatment will not be necessary.

Juvederm treatment lasts for six to eight months and corrects moderate wrinkles on your forehead and other parts of your face.

Whether you decide to get Juvederm or Botox to revitalize your facial skin, Dr. Leslie Gerstman can help you out. Call us today and get the results you deserve.

Botox Treats More Than Wrinkles


We love our Botox! Everyone knows those angry lines, worries lines, and crows feet can magically disappear after we visit out beloved doctor for a few drops of Vitamin B (AKA Botox!) But Botox treats more than wrinkles!

But did you also know that Botox can diminish nasty migraines and lift your depression??

Well allow me to briefly explain what Botox actually is and how it performs miracles.

Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are also      other brand names, such as Dysport and Xeomin.

Botox relaxes the muscles that cause your skin to wrinkle by blocking signals from the nerves to            the  muscles. Ahhh…..

So what else can Botox do for me you ask?

The beauty of Botox is that the same signal-blocking effect it has on the muscles of the face works also works on other areas of the body.

So here’s the list:

1. Botox stops sweating (hyperhydrosis)

Armpit stains be gone! In as little as one week, Botox injections in the underarm area work to reduce excessive sweating and effects last about seven months.

2. Botox relieves depression.

In May 2014, a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research reported that more than half of the study participants demonstrated a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression after having just one Botox injection in between the brows.

3. Botox treats jaw pain (TMJ)

Botox can be used “off-label” to relax the muscles of mastication and reduce teeth grinding (bruxism). Botox is injected into the jaw muscle and the effect lasts about four months. It also shrinks the jaw muscle creating a softer jawline.

4. Botox treats urinary incontinence

Botox injected into the bladder acts as a muscle relaxant. The FDA has already approved such treatment for use in reducing episodes of urinary incontinence due to neurological injuries, and it may also help control an overactive bladder.

5. Botox treats joint pain

Research has shown that injecting Botox directly into the knee can improve joint function and decrease pain caused by osteoarthritis.

6. Botox minimizes hand tremors

Australian researchers have shown that injecting Botox into the hand area can help ease tremors associated with multiple sclerosis.

7. Botox treats migraines.

In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches in adults.

So, there you have it folks. Botox really is a wonder drug! But remember it is a drug and should only be used by trained professionals.

To find out what Botox can do for you email us to set up a complimentary consultation today!

Give Yourself the Gift of Botox before the Holiday Parties

Is that woman looking back at you in the mirror frowning? Are coworkers hesitant to approach you because you look, well, a little angry? Have those crinkly little lines around your eyes that used to be cute, suddenly become not so cute? If so, then maybe what you need is a little Botox to soften those lines and wrinkles that are getting in the way of your beautiful reflection. And what better time than now, before the parties and family gatherings, to give yourself a gift that makes you look and feel great! After all, you do so much for everyone else.

botoxBotox is used to relax the muscles that over time, contribute to the formation of wrinkles. When used by a professional, Botox is an excellent treatment for wrinkles.

Now I know what you are thinking, does it hurt? If you are anxious about the injection of Botox, your skin care professional can apply a topical cream that will numb your skin making the procedure very comfortable. A well trained clinician will skillfully perform the injections and quickly have you out the door.

Botox is particularly effective in the treatment of the following areas of the face:

  • Frown lines between the eyes
  • Forehead lines
  • To give the eyelids a lift
  • Platysmal bands of the neck
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasalis lines or bunny lines around the nose

Now comes the fun part! In about 72 hours, you will begin to see the results as the muscles begin to relax right along with those nasty wrinkles. Over the next two weeks, you will see more and more improvement. These results will last for 3 to 4 months.

That means, if you get right in for a Botox treatment, you will see results before the holiday parties and family gatherings and right into the New Year!

And oh, don’t worry; no one will guess that you had a Botox treatment because the results are subtle. They will just notice that you look rested, refreshed, and happy, even during the hectic holiday season. So what are you waiting for?

To talk more about Botox, or anything else, please contact us. Thanks.