When they need a Botox medical spa Queens residents expect the very best. With over 500,000 treatments performed annually, Botox injections have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. These safe injections are most commonly used for the treatment of horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, lines on the neck, and nasal scrunch or squint lines.
Botox can be used for small areas of the face, depending upon how your individual facial expression muscles are situated. It can also help to raise the outer part of a sagging eyebrow, lift mouth corners, and smooth cobblestoned or dimpled chins.
What It Is
Botox is a type of botulinum toxin that is injected for the treatment of so-called “dynamic wrinkles.” It has a history of safe use both medically and cosmetically for over two decades. The product itself is carefully purified under the strictest of controlled conditions in a laboratory and is made by a company called Allergan that has a proven track record of product safety.
Botox was approved by the FDA and has been found to be safe and effective for the treatment of:
- Forehead lines and nasal squint lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
How It Works
Botox works by preventing the formation of dynamic wrinkles caused by underlying facial muscles that contract when you make certain facial expressions. It acts as a type of nerve block to prevent the transmission of nerve signals from the brain to the treated muscle causing the wrinkle. Since the muscle never actually receives the nerve transmission, it will not contract and form a dynamic wrinkle at the area of treatment.
Once injected into your face, Botox does not migrate anywhere else outside of the treatment area. It remains where it was injected without traveling systemically throughout your body. It will gradually wear off in a few months. At that time, you will need touch-up injections to maintain your wrinkle reduction results.
Before Your Botox Procedure
Before the first time you receive your Botox injections, you will meet with a practitioner for a consultation. At your initial consultation, you will need to provide your complete medical history so that we can make sure that Botox is an appropriate and safe treatment choice for you and your individual needs.
At this time, we will answer any additional questions that you may have regarding any stage of the procedure or aftercare. We will also discuss what parts of your face that you would like to be treated. At the end of the consultation, you should have a complete understanding of every stage of the treatment process so that there are no surprises.
During your initial consultation, we will need to know about the following:
- Medications you are taking
- Your current medical condition
- Your surgical history
Before your Botox injections, you will need to stop taking substances like aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, official, or vitamin E. These substances are all known to thin the blood, which can increase the risk of bruising.
What To Expect
At your first appointment, we will prep your skin with alcohol to remove any bacteria and makeup. We will then use a fine needle to inject Botox into facial muscles in the treatment area to prevent dynamic wrinkles. If desired, we can place a topical anesthetic over the treatment area to completely numb your skin prior to the injections.
Ideally, Botox would last forever and only one treatment session would be needed to maintain results. In the real world, your skin will continue to age normally after your treatment and periodic touch-ups will be required for the maintenance of results.
The results of your Botox treatment can last up to six months. After about three months, you may begin to notice some gradual return of facial muscle movement in the treatment area, at which time you can have an additional Botox session to lock in your anti-aging results.