Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even raising your eyebrows can create wrinkles that visibly age your face. Thankfully, Botox® treatments can eliminate wrinkles that naturally appear.
Unlike facelifts and other surgeries, Botox is minimally invasive and requires little downtime. This treatment can help create a flawless complexion so you feel more confident.
Park Plaza Dermatology in Midtown Manhattan, New York provides safe, expert injections. Dr. Pinkas Lebovits leads a team of experienced assistants who can shave years off your appearance by targeting specific areas on your face. With regular Botox treatments, you'll not only achieve a smoother, younger-looking face, but you'll maintain it long-term.
So, what exactly is Botox?
Despite being a household brand, many people still don’t know exactly what Botox is.
Botox derives from a purified neurotoxin known as Clostridium botulinum. It’s most commonly used as a cosmetic treatment, but it has medical applications in treating migraines and excessive sweating. Over 98 countries use Botox in their approved beauty regimens, including the United States. Botox is often used for wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, and between the brows.
Botox injections work by restricting the movement of certain muscles in your face, preventing them from creasing the skin. Smiling, frowning, and moving your eyebrows will no longer result in forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. Along with alleviating existing wrinkles, Botox also prevents the formation of new ones.
Treatments are fast, minimally invasive, and require no downtime. However, the effects only last a few months. To make the most of Botox, you’ll need regular touch-ups.
Should I include Botox in my beauty routine?
This is a personal question, and not something your doctor can definitively answer. That said, if you’re spending money on anti-aging creams and other remedies, Botox might be a cheaper, more effective solution. Botox works best on medium-grade wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and worry lines.
If you have experience with Botox, you can simply come in and get your touch-up at our office. Even if your previous injections were done by another provider, we’re happy to follow-up and give you a refresher. If you’ve never had Botox or cosmetic injectables before, our staff will be happy to explain the process and help you make a decision.
Why do I need an experienced provider?
While the Botox itself is an important part of the procedure, a skilled provider makes all the difference. That's why it’s important you always go to a professional. In the wrong hands, Botox can wreak havoc on your appearance and sour the effect. Meanwhile, a talented injector can make sure the right amount of Botox is used in the right places.
If you’ve had bad experiences with Botox in the past, don’t be afraid to give it a second chance. A true professional will help you set realistic expectations and provide satisfying results.
Will Botox get rid of all my wrinkles?
Not quite. Botox works on dynamic wrinkles, which only appear when you make certain expressions. By paralyzing the muscles responsible for these expressions, the wrinkles are hidden from your face.
Wrinkles like marionette lines and laugh-lines are caused by sun damage, aging, and other aspects of your environment. Your expressions have no real effect on them, so neither will Botox. However, dermal fillers can be used to hide them as well.
Have you had Botox before? Are you interested in receiving injection treatments? Get in touch with the staff at Park Plaza Dermatology by calling 212-757-7010, or request an appointment at the office closest to you.