ABOUT BOTOX®­ Cosmetic

BOTOX®­ Cosmetic

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 all of his practices 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.

Personalized Consultation

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.

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.

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.

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.

Repeat Treatment

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.

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.

Understanding BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost

Many wrinkles, like crow’s feet and forehead lines, are caused by involuntary muscle contractions. BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents facial muscles from contracting, relaxing and diminishing wrinkles and even deep, stubborn lines. Receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic injections takes only a few minutes, and the effects can last up to six months. Doctors and plastic surgeons use this treatment on thousands of patients every year. Many people interested in using BOTOX® Cosmetic to look younger are curious about the cost of this non-surgical treatment. To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic cost or schedule an appointment at our Long Island practice with Dr. Stephen P. Greenberg, contact us today.

Determining Whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is Right for You
BOTOX® Cosmetic is used primarily as an aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles and lines that result from aging. It is often used to smooth crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic has earned approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and is often an excellent alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgery, such as a neck lift or facelift. BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for wrinkles caused by muscle tension. For wrinkles caused by sagging skin, dermal fillers, also offered at our offices, could be a better solution for you.

If you are between 18 and 65 years old with unwanted wrinkles or lines, you are likely a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Greenberg will be able to assess your skin and candidacy for BOTOX® Cosmetic during a consultation at our practice.

Determining Your Treatment Cost
Each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is customized to your specific needs and concerns, so each patient’s plan carries a different cost. Total cost primarily depends on how many treatment areas you wish to soften and where they are located on your face. This will determine how many units of BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected, since deeper lines generally require more of the injectable. Various patients’ skin may also respond differently to treatment, so two injections for one patient may be equivalent to several for another.

Choosing a Provider
An important factor to consider is Dr. Greenberg’s high level of expertise using this product. He has completed special training in administering BOTOX® Cosmetic and is a member of the BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians Network. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a medical treatment, and it is important to work with an experienced professional to avoid costly complications, undesirable results, and potential discomfort.

Flexible Financing Options
Patients who want to improve their appearance and soften wrinkles should think of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections as an investment in their confidence and wellbeing, especially since the effects of a single treatment can last up to six months. We feel strongly that each of our patients deserves to look and feel their best, regardless of their budget. To help you achieve your cosmetic goals, we offer financing options that can break the total cost of your treatment into easily manageable payments.

Learn More During an Appointment
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and its cost, schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenberg by contacting us today.