Botox is one of the world’s most popular cosmetic treatments. People come to us for regular injections to maintain their smooth and youthful skin. If you haven’t tried Botox in NYC yet, it’s time to start.
How Does Botox Work?
Smiling, laughing, chewing, and other facial movements and actions are unconsciously repeated countless times. This leads to stiffening of the facial muscles in these contracted positions. It becomes harder for these muscles to return to an at-rest position. This causes the skin above these muscles to develop fine age lines.
Botox is a brand-name version of botulinum toxin type A. Small amounts of this FDA-approved prescription neuromodulator product are injected into contracted muscles in the face. This blocks nerve signals from reaching the muscles. As a result, they can relax, which reduces facial wrinkles in the skin above these muscles.
Is Botox Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with the aged appearance of your skin due to fine lines and facial wrinkles, Botox may be the treatment solution you’ve been looking for. Botox is an excellent option for treatment of horizontal forehead wrinkles, vertical lines between the brows, crow’s feet, chin wrinkles, and more.
Patients with moderate or harsh age lines in the midface area are not ideal candidates for Botox treatment. These patients can instead benefit from one of our many dermal fillers.
When you come to our office for a consultation, we will ask you about your wrinkle-reduction goals and examine your skin. We will also discuss your complete medical history, which will include questions regarding pre-existing conditions and allergies.
Next, we will tell you more about the Botox treatment process, including all preparation steps and aftercare instructions. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them during your consultation.
I recently had my procedure done by Dr. Lesesne. It’s been absolutely amazing experience with him and everyone in the office. Unlike other plastic surgeons in the city, he was willing to listen my list of concerns/questions and spend time explaining what would be the be the best result. The surgery and recovery were so flawless resulting in the best possibly way. Thank you Dr. Lesesne and Diane.
– Tamago R.
The Botox Treatment Session
A Botox session usually takes around 20 minutes at most. To numb the area against any discomfort during treatment, topical or local anesthesia may be administered. Intended injection sites will be marked to serve as a guide for the injector. The Botox injections will then be delivered.
After Botox Injections
Once Botox has been injected, patients can go back to their day without needing any recovery time. Many patients come in for these treatments during their lunch break.
After a Botox injection session, patients must avoid alcohol, exercise, and prolonged sun exposure. Tanning booths, hot tubs, and saunas should also be avoided. This will ensure that any bruising, swelling, or redness ameliorates quickly. Using an ice pack can help treat these minor side effects.
Typically, Botox’s results last for around three to four months. After this time, patients can return for maintenance treatments to keep their skin looking youthful and wrinkle-free.
How Much Does Botox Cost?
The price of Botox is determined based on the number of units required for each treatment session. Certain wrinkles need more units of Botox for optimal results. Botox’s cost can also be affected by the number of age lines being treated.
Set Up Your Consultation
Come in for Botox in NYC to relax away those wrinkles. To set up your personalized consultation, contact the office of Dr. Cap Lesesne today.