Sometime, as the saying goes, less is more…certainly that’s the case for many of my patients when it comes to their faces. They don’t want to radically transform the way they look but they would like to get rid of the lines and creases around their eyes, forehead and mouth. They still want to look like themselves after a facial procedure, but just a younger, smoother version. And they’d rather not have surgery.
The solution? Botox, a great way to enhance and freshen your face without resorting to plastic surgery. In fact, after a Botox treatment, my patients often tell me how much better they look and how much better they feel.
What can Botox do for your facial appearance?
One of the most popular facial procedures I perform, Botox enables you to look years younger but does not involve surgery and does not cause facial scars. To learn about all the many ways I can help you achieve a more beautiful face, click here.
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 between the eyes. Also, Botox injected into the lower face and neck muscles can improve some of the visible signs of aging there as well.
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 physicians use, can safely be injected into a muscle to cause it to relax. It does this by blocking signals between the nerves and the muscles, and it is this “muscle blocking” that decreases the appearance of wrinkles, lines and creases. However, I do want to mention that Botox cannot decrease wrinkles caused by gravity or sun exposure—only those wrinkles caused by squinting and/or muscle patterns.
What does a Botox procedure involve?
Since Botox is a liquid, it can be injected with a fine needle into specific muscles, which typically causes some minor discomfort. A 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 long does a Botox treatment last?
The effects from Botox usually last 3-4 months. After that, 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 visible with each treatment because the muscles are being trained to relax.
As well as decreasing wrinkles and frown lines, Botox can be used to:
- Manage acne
- Give a temporary facelift
- Mimic a nose job
- Soften the jawline and chin
- Tighten jowls
- Lift your lips
- Smooth the neck
- Smooth out cleavage
- Treat migraines
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.
Highly experienced In Botox procedures
Over many decades as a plastic surgeon, I have performed thousands of Botox treatments with outstanding results. I understand how important it is for women (and men) to have smooth, young-looking skin and to feel confident about themselves. Working together as a team, Botox can achieve the beautiful results you are seeking.
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:
- Ready To Lose The Facial Wrinkles, Crow's Feet and Forehead Creases? You May Be Ready for Botox®!
- 11 Things Botox® Can Do As Well As Relax 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.