Botox® Treatments Westchester
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. The more lines and wrinkles you start to notice, the more self-conscious you feel about your appearance. You can try to cover up the issue with makeup, but makeup can only do so much.
At the Westchester Center for Dermatology located in NY, we know that even small wrinkles can have a big impact on your comfort with your appearance. While aging is a natural thing, you don’t have to let the effects of aging make you feel older. We can help reduce the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles using Botox.
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.
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.
Is Botox Right for Me?
Botox can be used to reduce the appearance of a wide array of common facial wrinkles and lines. 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 and is unhappy with the wrinkles on their face 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.
Which conditions can be treated by 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, crows feet wrinkles from around 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 is Botox® Administered in your New York dermatology offices?
Botox® is delivered by injection and does not require a hospital setting. It is virtually painless, and there is no recovery time.
How Does Botox® Work to Remove My Wrinkles?
A Botox® injection weakens, through inhibition, the muscles that cause the wrinkles, but does not normally interfere with facial expressions. Weakening the muscle that causes wrinkles creates a dramatic improvement in appearance that can be seen within two to seven days.
What Should I Expect During and After the 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?
The muscles that were weakened by a Botox® injection eventually regain their strength and the wrinkles may reappear. On average, Botox® treatment lasts for three months, but it may stretch for up to six months.
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 and 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.
Arrange a Consultation
Contact us at the Westchester Center for Dermatology located in NY, 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.