Botox: A Breakdown

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As the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S., neurotoxin treatments are now a part of many patients’ beauty routines. However, despite its popularity, there are still misconceptions about the treatment. If you are interested in Botox, read on for a full breakdown on the treatment and what it can do for you.

What is Botox?

Botox is made up of botulinum toxin type A, a type of neurotoxin. While some may be alarmed to learn that it is made up of a toxin, Botox is made with a very low dose, and is completely safe.
Botox is categorized as a neurotoxin, along with Dysport and Xeomin. These products work by blocking nerve signals to facial muscles that contract when we make facial expressions. By blocking these nerve signals, the targeted muscles relax, and wrinkles and lines smooth over.

What Areas of the Face can Botox Treat?

Botox TreatmentBotox most commonly treats areas of the face where muscle activity can leave behind lines and wrinkles. These areas include the “eleven” lines, or the lines between the eyebrows, wrinkles around the eyes, including crow’s feet, creases on the forehead, platysma bands, and dimpling on the chin. Results from Botox can take about 5-7 days, so patients can look younger and feel more confident within a very short amount of time!

Are Botox Results Permanent?

Many patients are worried that they may not like the outcome of their Botox treatment. If this sounds like you- don’t worry. Botox results are temporary, usually lasting between three and six months. This creates a win-win situation; if you don’t like the results, you don’t have to continue treatment. However, if you do enjoy your results, regular treatment can provide the same effects.
If you are interested in trying Botox injections, you have nothing to lose! Take the first step towards a more youthful appearance by contacting our New York office today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Wallach.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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