For decades, Botox has been the go-to option for treating facial wrinkles. When you first notice a fine line or wrinkle on your face, it can be upsetting and make you feel like your youthful years are behind you. You can try to cover up the issue with makeup, but makeup can only do so much.
While aging is a natural thing, you don’t have to let the effects of aging make you feel older. The more lines and wrinkles you start to notice, the more self-conscious you feel about your appearance.
At the Westchester Center for Dermatology in NY, we know that even small wrinkles can have a big impact on your comfort with your appearance. We can help reduce the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles and restore the smooth and youthful appearance of your face using Botox.
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What is Botox®?
Botox is an injectable product designed to soften the appearance of wrinkles by targeting and treating their underlying cause: contracted facial muscles. Every time you smile, frown, squint, look surprised, or speak, you use multiple facial muscles. When you make these facial movements, you may notice wrinkles and lines that disappear once you relax your facial muscles.
Just like your other muscles, your facial muscles can become strained and stiff from repetitive use. Once your muscles become fatigued from constant use over the years, it becomes harder for them to return to a state of rest. This means that the wrinkles on your face become permanent as well as more severe over time.
Botox contains botulinum toxin, a substance that can be used to temporarily paralyze muscles. Botox works by injecting the product into the fatigued facial muscles to help them relax. Once the muscles are relaxed, they no longer cause the skin above them to wrinkle and fold.
– Betty Rivera
Is Botox Right for Me?
Botox can be used to reduce the appearance of a wide array of common facial wrinkles and lines. Botox is an excellent option for older individuals looking to retain a youthful appearance as well as younger individuals who are combating premature aging. Botox can be used to treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Brow lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Chin wrinkles
- Smile lines
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Vertical neck bands
Anyone who is in good overall health, unhappy with the wrinkles on their face, and looking to rejuvenate their appearance is a good candidate for Botox injections. It only takes around 15 minutes to perform a Botox treatment. Botox injections produce little to no pain or discomfort.
There is no downtime required after treatment, though you may want to take an hour or two to relax. It will take around 3-5 days to see the full results of your Botox treatments.
The results that Botox injections provide typically last for around three to four months, though some people have experienced results lasting up to six months. Once your results begin to fade, you can come in for additional treatments to help prolong your results.
You can schedule routine Botox treatments throughout the year to keep your face looking young and smooth for as long as possible. Botox injections can also be combined with other treatments such as dermal filler injections for more comprehensive results.
Which Conditions Can be Treated with Botox®?
Botox® is very safe and successful at removing the wrinkles that appear on the face due to repetitive facial expressions. It is an excellent way to remove the unsightly horizontal lines that show up on foreheads, crow’s feet wrinkles from around the corners of the eyes, vertical wrinkles that can appear on an upper lip, and the scowl lines that often appear between the eyebrows at the top of the nose.
We provide complete Botox® injection treatments in our Westchester and Scarsdale dermatology offices.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Botox® Treatments
How Are Botox Treatments Performed?
Botox is injected into the treatment area using a needle. Botox injections do not need to be performed inside a hospital.
How Does Botox Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles?
Botox weakens facial muscles, allowing them to relax which keeps the skin above the muscles from wrinkling and forming fine lines.
What Should I Expect After My Botox Treatment?
There may be, at most, mild discomfort when our Westchester dermatologist administers the injections, and some slight bruising may appear in the few days after the treatment. This can be easily covered with makeup. It is possible to return to work immediately after your Botox® treatment in Scarsdale.
How Long Does Botox® Treatment Last?
While there is no recovery period, some individuals may experience slight discomfort and light bruising around the injection sites. These issues should dissipate quickly, and the light bruising can be easily concealed with makeup.
Why Should I Get My Botox® Treatment at The Westchester Center for Dermatology?
At the Westchester Center for Dermatology, our medical director, Dr. David Kriegel has been successfully administering Botox® in Scarsdale since 1993. Dr. Kriegel is included in Castle Connolly’s America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists. In addition, our board-certified dermatologists are all highly skilled and experienced in administering this treatment.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment Cost?
Botox® treatment cost varies greatly depending on a variety of criteria. Price is dependent on factors like the number of injections required and the number of wrinkles being treated. Please contact our office for more information.
Arrange a Consultation
Contact us at the Westchester Center for Dermatology in New York today to schedule a consultation for your Botox injections. We can provide you with the outstanding care and results you need to feel good about the way you look.
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