No matter your circumstances, life today and all that comes along with it, can be stressful. Unfortunately, a lot of those cares and worries can leave their marks on your face in the form of wrinkles around your eyes, frown lines around your mouth, and creases across your forehead.
These signs of stress, and in some cases, aging, can make you look and feel older, tired and less attractive than you really are. For my patients who do not want facial surgery but would like to look younger, fresher and more positive, I recommend Botox, a highly effective way to take years off your appearance but without surgery or facial scars. To learn about the many other ways I can help you achieve a more beautiful face, click here.
What can Botox do for you?
One of the most popular facial procedures I perform, Botox noticeably improves the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet lines around the eyes, forehead wrinkles and vertical forehead creases between the eyes. In addition, when Botox is injected into the lower face and neck muscles, it can improve some of the visible signs of aging in these areas, too.
What exactly is Botox?
Contrary to what some people think, Botox is not a filler. It is actually a protein produced by a bacteria called clostridium botulinum which, in the small amounts that plastic surgeons like myself use, can safely be injected into a muscle to cause it to relax by blocking signals between the nerves and the muscles. 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 wrinkles caused by squinting and/or muscle patterns.
What happens during a Botox treatment and how long does it take?
Botox is a liquid that is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles. This only takes a few minutes and does not require any numbing medication.
How long do the effects last?
A Botox treatment generally takes 3-7 days to take full effect and usually lasts 3-4 months. After that, as muscle movement gradually returns, a person’s lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear and will need to be treated again. However, with each Botox treatment, these lines and wrinkles will be less visible because they’re being “trained” to relax.
As well as decreasing wrinkles and frown lines, Botox has many other important benefits:
- Treats migraines
- Manages acne
- Softens the jawline and chin
- Tightens jowls
- Gives a temporary facelift
- Lifts the lips
- Smooths the neck
- Smooths out cleavage
- Mimics a nose job
How much does Botox cost?
Because the texture and appearance of every person’s facial skin is different, and the results they are seeking from Botox are unique to them, 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. For further pricing details, please contact me.
I am highly experienced in Botox procedures
Having been in practice for over 20 years as a plastic surgeon, I have performed thousands of Botox treatments with outstanding results. I understand how important it is for both women and men to feel good about themselves, and a lot of that has to do with how they feel about their facial appearance. I can confidently say that by “turning back the clock,” Botox can achieve the smoother, younger-looking results they are looking for.
For more information on Botox, I recommend these 3 blogs
So you can be fully informed before you decide to have a Botox treatment, I invite you to read these three blogs explaining the procedure and its benefits:
- Want To Turn Back Time? With Botox®, You Can!
- 5 Incredible Uses For Botox® (Beyond Erasing Wrinkles)
- Is Botox® Right For You?
Considering a Botox treatment?
If Botox is something you are interested in, please contact me for a free consultation. I will meet with you, explain the procedure and make sure you understand exactly what results to expect. Also, I will take all the time you need and make sure all your questions are answered.
To learn more about the many facial procedures I offer
There are several facial procedure options available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages 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 Surgery (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.