What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin is produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The injection of this neurotoxin, commonly known as BOTOX®, is an extremely safe and effective method to reduce lines and wrinkles and rejuvenating the aging face. When a small amount of BOTOX® is injected into a muscle, it blocks nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract. The result is that it temporarily weakens or paralyzes the facial muscles, which in effect smooths or eliminates wrinkles in the skin. Getting BOTOX® injections takes just a few minutes in our Woodbury office on Long Island, NY.
Benefits of Botox
The effects are temporary and last 3-6 months. BOTOX® injections can be done quickly, require no recovery time, and are not as complicated as many other cosmetic procedures for the face.
What To Expect After botox Treatment
It can take 3 to 4 days before you notice an effect from the BOTOX®. The full effect may take up to 1 week. Results may last from 3 to 4 months on average but sometimes up to 6 months. After that, you will begin to slowly see the wrinkles return.
Uses for Botox Cosmetic
Botulinum toxin has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating frown lines in adults younger than 65. BOTOX® injections also are frequently used to reduce other wrinkles on the face and neck, such as crow’s feet, brow furrow, and forehead lines. Botulinum toxin is also approved by the FDA to treat a wide range of problems, such as chronic migraine headaches, eye muscle disorders, and muscle stiffness.
Dr. Schlessinger offers a non-surgical browlift using Botox® to create an eyebrow arch that diminishes forehead lines while preserving natural expression. Known as the “Schlessinger Arch,” is has become one of our most requested lunch-time procedures. BOTOX® may also be useful for the treatment of migraine headaches, excessive sweating and eye & neck muscle spasms. Dr. Schlessinger is a member of the prestigious BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians Network.