When you look in the mirror, do you see fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet that you are unhappy with? BOTOX® injections can help you achieve the younger appearance you want. Even if you have not developed significant lines and wrinkles, you can take preventive measures stay looking younger. Millions of women and men use BOTOX® Cosmetic to diminish the signs of aging and to enhance their facial features. Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg offers BOTOX® Cosmetic at his Long Island, NY, practice to help you achieve a more youthful look. It only takes a few minutes to receive injections with minimal discomfort and lasting results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Explained
Wrinkles develop due to a large number of factors. Whether from age, stress, or environmental factors, BOTOX® Cosmetic is an easy and effective solution to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and achieve a smoother, refreshed appearance. The ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily block nerve impulses from reaching the muscles, preventing them from contracting. By preventing muscle movement, your existing wrinkles will be less apparent, and do not deepen or become more pronounced. This gentle, effective treatment is very affordable and can also be used as a preventive measure to avoid the development of wrinkles before they even appear.
A Safe Procedure
BOTOX® uses an extremely diluted version of the botulinum toxin, which has been proven safe for medical use. Patients can face a chance of an allergic reaction to the ingredients used, but this is rare and the benefits often far outweigh any risks. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BOTOX® Cosmetic for treating frown lines on the forehead, between the eyes, and around the base of the nose.
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe and effective, and only involves few small injections during a short treatment session. Due to the safe nature of BOTOX® Cosmetic, very many individuals find themselves as great candidates for treatment. If you have unwanted lines, wrinkles, or crow’s feet, you are most likely a good candidate. The best way, however, to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Greenberg. He has helped thousands of patients improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while achieving a younger look.
Upon your arrival to one of Dr. Greenberg’s offices, you will be asked to fill out medical history and patient information forms. Due to the the nature of the BOTOX® formula, it is important to disclose all information regarding allergies, current medications, or any other related medical matter so we can make an accurate and safe treatment plan for you.
You will also meet either with Dr. Greenberg or a qualified member of staff to thoroughly discuss what you hope to achieve from treatment, as well as your expectations, candidacy, and concerns. If you are not a good candidate for BOTOX® therapy, we may recommend other non-invasive or surgical treatments to achieve your goals.
What to Expect during Treatment
During your appointment, Dr. Greenberg or a certified member of our team will ask you to contract certain facial muscles so they can see where lines and wrinkles are located on your unique features. They can then precisely inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the needed areas to be the most effective. A very small needle is used to inject the solution, and you may feel a small pinch. No anesthesia is typically required, but we can provide a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Treatment typically only lasts about ten minutes, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after you are done.
Patients frequently combine other non-invasive treatments to achieve more dramatic effects. Different kinds of dermal fillers can be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic to achieve the most youthful look, such as JUVÉDERM® and other injectables that can restore volume to the face.
Dr. Greenberg and his team are highly experienced, and can help you determine the right time and areas to receive BOTOX® treatment. They always try to help patients achieve the most natural-looking results and avoid the “frozen” look of the past.
BOTOX® Cosmetic for Men
BOTOX® Cosmetic is primarily used to treat unwanted lines and wrinkles in women. However, more and more men are beginning to use BOTOX® Cosmetic for its wide variety of benefits. Similar to women, men enjoy using BOTOX® Cosmetic to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This procedure can also be combined with other treatment options that are tailored to help men achieve the masculine, enhanced features they desire.
While BOTOX® injections can help patients achieve a smoother, younger-looking appearance, the results will fade over time. On average, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic will only last about three to four months. To maintain results and prevent new wrinkles, patients can undergo repeat treatment for optimal effects. Dr. Greenberg and his team are highly experienced, and can help you determine the right time and areas to receive further treatment. They always try to help patients achieve the most natural-looking results and avoid the “frozen” look of the past.
Alternative Uses for BOTOX® Injections
Although the most popular use of BOTOX® Cosmetic is for facial aesthetics, the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic, extend to treatment for other conditions. BOTOX® injections can dramatically reduce excessive sweating to avoid embarrassment and ruined clothing. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be injected into muscles that cause pain, causing the muscle to relax and providing much needed relief for those have not been able to find it elsewhere. BOTOX® is often used for back or neck pain, as well as to treat oral health conditions such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Receive Personalized Results
Whether you want to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, receive help from excessive sweating, or manage your chronic pain in a more effective manner, Dr. Greenberg and his highly-skilled staff have a solution for you. We want to make you feel happy, healthy, and attractive. Contact our practice today to find out how we can help.