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Since first being approved for wrinkle treatment in 2002, Botox has been used on millions of people looking for a way to get rid of wrinkles throughout the face. Botox’s safe, effective formula is expertly used by board-certified plastic surgeons throughout the United States to achieve noticeable results and help people look as young as they feel.
What is Botox?
The active ingredient in Botox and other neuromodulators is botulinum toxin A. This chemical disrupts the signal process from the brain to muscles, lessening the muscle activity in a treated area. This leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement, also called dynamic wrinkles.
Botox is a simple procedure during which Dr. Steven Wallach will inject the Botox formula directly into the areas requiring treatment. Depending on the type of facial rejuvenation desired, Dr. Wallach may recommend a different neuromodulator or more holistic procedure, which is why a consultation with him is the best place to start for the most personalized treatment plan to get rid of your wrinkles.
What Can Botox Treat?
Botox is FDA approved for injection. It is commonly used in 7 different areas of the face to treat the following wrinkles:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabeller lines (frown lines)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Upper eyebrows
- Smile lines
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Chin dimple
In addition to wrinkles, Botox has also been used to treat chronic migraines and excessive sweating.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox?
Because Botox is proven to be safe for all skin types, nearly anyone who has concerns about the appearance of wrinkles that show up when making certain facial expressions such as frowning and smiling can be eligible for Botox injections.
Some people can be allergic to Botox, so Dr. Wallach will give you a thorough medical evaluation prior to any treatment.
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The Botox Procedure
The non-surgical, non-invasive Botox procedure takes less than half an hour and produces results that last around four months or more. After a consultation, Dr. Wallach will sterilize the area(s) that need treatment and then strategically inject small amounts of Botox throughout the area, using a delicate technique to ensure your comfort and the success of treatment. Once the injections are complete, you are free to leave and get on with the rest of your day.
Results from a Botox appointment may be noticeable in as soon as a few days, but it can take up to a week to see your full results. Your natural facial expressions will still be noticeable although the wrinkles that used to appear with certain movements will be wiped away, giving you a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance.
Botox in Manhattan, NYC
If you’ve been interested in what Botox can help you achieve for facial rejuvenation, you’re not alone. Trust the expert, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach, with the most natural, conservative Botox treatment in NYC. Schedule your consultation to find out if Botox or another injectable treatment is right for you for your wrinkle concerns. Get started by calling our office or contacting us online today.