What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines in the forehead, wrinkle lines around the eyes, and furrow lines around the mouth and the chin area.
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done within minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months.
Moderate to severe frown and wrinkle lines form over time as the result of muscle activity. Our NYC BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscle groups producing these lines. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
What areas can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Most commonly, BOTOX® Cosmetic is used around the eyes (crow’s feet) and on the forehead (frown lines) to reduce dynamic lines and furrows. It can also be used to treat prominent neck bands or cords. We have also seen success after the treatment of upper lips, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, and chin rippling. BOTOX® medical injections are also highly successful in the treatment of excess sweating of the palms, soles, and armpits.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most describe the injection sensation as feeling like a bug bite. The treatment is performed literally in a matter of minutes. No specific care is needed after the treatment.
What will happen to the frown lines if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look as they did before treatment.
What is the cost of a BOTOX® treatment?
Every patient has different cosmetic goals and needs. We can provide you with a quote for treatment after one of our board-certified dermatologists performs a thorough consultation and exam.
During this time, the two of you will reach an agreement regarding what treatment is necessary to get the best results for you. Our office also accepts CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit to help you get treatment on an immediate basis. Please speak with our concierge for more information.
Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists?
When you come to our office for BOTOX, you are entering an environment of boutique care and technical excellence. Our practice is helmed by Dr. David Goldberg, a world-renowned dermatologist who oversees the quality of our results and your experience. In addition to the full array of medical dermatology treatments, including acne, nail fungus, moles, and skin cancer, we are also known for consummate artistry in cosmetic dermatology. Our office offers the full spectrum of cosmetic dermatology treatments, including injectables, lasers, and non-surgical body contouring.
Rest assured, we are focused on making your treatment as enjoyable as possible—not just the results, but also in every aspect of your journey.
How do I get started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss our NJ BOTOX® treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.