Would you like to look years younger? You can, with Botox. One of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today, Botox noticeably improves the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines around the eyes, frown lines around the mouth, and vertical forehead creases that develop between the eyes. In addition, Botox injected into the lower face and neck muscles improves some of the visible signs of aging in these areas as well. All to give you a more beautiful face!
Although many people think that Botox is a filler that plumps out the wrinkles in your face, it is actually a protein produced by a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. In the small amounts that physicians use, this protein can safely be injected into a muscle to cause it to relax rather than tighten.
How does Botox work?
Botox blocks signals between the nerves and the muscles, meaning that the injected muscle cannot contract. Instead, it remains relaxed and soft. This “muscle blocking” is what decreases the appearance of wrinkles, lines and creases. Note: Botox cannot decrease wrinkles caused by gravity or sun exposure, only those wrinkles caused by squinting and/or muscle patterns.
How long does a treatment last?
The effects from Botox usually last 3-4 months. As muscle movement gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and will need to be treated again. However, these lines and wrinkles often appear less substantial with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
What does a Botox procedure involve?
Since Botox is a liquid, it is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. The typical Botox procedure takes only a few minutes and does not require any pain-numbing medication. A treatment generally takes 3-7 days to take full effect.
How much does Botox cost?
Because the texture and appearance of every woman’s facial skin is different, and the results she is seeking from Botox are unique to her, the exact cost is determined after I have met with the patient and together, we have decided the number and location of Botox injections that will achieve the best, most natural-looking results.
Considering a Botox treatment?
If Botox is something you are interested in, please contact me for a free consultation. I am happy to meet with you, answer your question, and discuss how Botox can achieve the beautiful results you are seeking.
More information on face procedures
You might find these pages helpful on my website:
- Face procedures
- Eyelid surgery
- Fat injection
- Forehead surgery
- Hair restoration
- Lip enhancement
- Nose reshaping
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.