Dr. Leslie Gerstman performs Botox in New York – a cosmetic injectable treatment that can bring back your youthful glow and enhance your beauty by softening, reducing, and eliminating fine line and wrinkles.
What is Botox?
Counted among the three main types of non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques in NYC, Botox is a diluted botulinum protein. It relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles, from the worry lines on your forehead, crow’s feet around your eyes, smile lines at the side of your lips, and angry lines between your brows.
This injectable treatment is tested safe and effective in removing fine lines and wrinkles due to repeated facial expressions.
How Long Does Botox Last?
For most patients, a Botox injection will last for 3 to 6 months. The results vary depending on how strong the muscle is and how many units were used.
To keep the wrinkles from reappearing, we recommend follow-up visits every 3 months. With regular use, the problem muscle areas may shrink, allowing the wrinkles they cause to fade away.
Botox vs. Juvederm and Other Dermal Fillers
Other dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, use injectable gel fillers to bring back volume in the skin. Botox, on the other hand, works by blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscle activity to create wrinkles.
When it comes to brow wrinkles, Botox is the preferred procedure. That’s because wrinkles in the brow are primarily caused by muscle movement. If the brow wrinkles are still visible after a few weeks after Botox, you can undergo Juvederm to smooth the wrinkles out further.
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Botox relaxes the muscles by blocking nerve impulses reaching the treated area. After the solution is injected at the designated site, the activity of the muscles responsible for lines and wrinkles is reduced. Check out our Botox Before and after photos to see what kind of results others have experienced
The visibility of the lines and wrinkles will continue to improve in the next 30 days after the treatment. The results usually last for up to 3 to 4 months. Because individual results can vary, it is best to always work with a licensed Botox physician like Dr. Gerstman.
Although the timeliness of results varies from one patient to another, you should be able to notice the first effects of Botox 5 to 10 days following the treatment. On average, the full effects will become visible after 2 weeks, after which you should revisit your doctor to assess the success of the treatment. Any improvements or corrections needed are usually done at this point.
In order to maintain the smooth appearance of your skin, you’ll need to schedule Botox treatment appointments regularly. In the event that you choose to discontinue the treatment, then the muscles will regain their full strength, thus determining the corrected facial lines to return back to their previous form gradually.
Botox is a prescription treatment injected into the facial muscles in order to relax them and consequently, reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles. The procedure should be performed by a licensed professional and is meant for people between 18 to 65 years old. More often than not, Botox treatments are recommended for patients who want to make moderate to severe wrinkles considerably less visible.
Some patients will experience mild adverse reactions following the treatment, especially at the injection site. These side effects are perfectly normal and can include mild bruising, swelling, muscle weakness, or redness.
Depending on your individual aesthetic needs, Dr. Gerstman will numb the site where the injection will be performed via topical anesthetic or an ice pack prior to the injection. The treatment usually takes around 10 minutes and has no downtime.