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BOTOX is a purified protein, injected into precise areas to smooth dynamic facial creases and lines. It disrupts the signals from nerves that cause muscle contractions, minimizing the look of wrinkles caused by facial muscle motions. BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA-approved medication designed to smooth moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead creases. Our New York BOTOX injections, when performed with meticulous skill, can also be used to lift the nose tip, create a subtle increase in lip volume, or treat excessive underarm sweat.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a neuromodulator, derived from a protein. It is typically injected into the forehead, glabella (between the brows), and canthus (crow’s feet). It is also used to correct a gummy smile, slim the face, and smooth bunny lines.

What does BOTOX do?

BOTOX relaxes and prevents the overuse of targeted muscles that create a tired, heavy facial look.

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How long does BOTOX last?

BOTOX conservatively lasts four to five months.

Where can I get BOTOX? 

Patients can get BOTOX injections in various areas of the face and body.

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Am I a candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX has several cosmetic applications, in addition to reducing wrinkles. You may be a good candidate for BOTOX treatment if you are seeking an effective treatment for any of the following:

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Wrinkle reduction: dynamic wrinkles are created on the skin by repeated facial motions such as squinting, frowning, and concentrating. Dr. Ostad expertly injects BOTOX to address vertical furrows between the brows, horizontal forehead creases, crow’s feet, and vertical neck bands. BOTOX can be the sole treatment for these issues or part of an overall facial rejuvenation strategy.

Gummy smile: an attractive smile shows no more than three millimeters of gum tissue between the top of the teeth and the bottom of the upper lip. BOTOX injections can drop the upper lip, improving this proportion.

Non-surgical nose enhancement: BOTOX eases tension from the end of the nose to the upper lip, raising the tip of the nose. Dermal fillers can further enhance the nose silhouette.

Hyperhidrosis treatment: in addition to cosmetic applications, Dr. Ostad treats hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) with BOTOX.

What can I expect with BOTOX treatment?

Dr. Ostad uses a very fine needle for BOTOX treatment. The injections are placed just beneath the skin with a very fine needle, causing little pain or discomfort. A session typically takes approximately 10–15 minutes to complete.



What about other products similar to BOTOX?

In our New York practice, we offer BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin treatments to smooth away lines and wrinkles by gently softening the underlying muscles. These products have slightly different formulas, although the active ingredients are all variations of botulinum toxin. Called neuromodulators, these products reduce excess nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions.


The latest frown line treatment on the market, Xeomin was approved by the FDA in 2010. It has been clinically tested and proven effective for the reduction of moderate to severe frown lines. The active ingredient in this formula is slightly different, called incobotulinumtoxinA.


Dysport is designed to fight frown lines without looking overdone. It is approved by the FDA and proven to smooth lines between the brows (glabellar lines). Dysport is formulated with botulinum toxin A and has an excellent record of safety and effectiveness.

Botox Cosmetic was the first product of its kind on the market, and it remains the best-known brand. It is FDA-approved for reducing both crow’s feet and frown lines. Formulated with botulinum toxin A, BOTOX has helped millions of people around the world look younger for years longer than nature intended.

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Is there any recovery after BOTOX injections?

There is no downtime after a New York BOTOX treatment. You may return to your regular activities immediately after your appointment. You may have a few mosquito-bite sized spots at the injection sites, which should go away within 30 minutes. Any bruising will affect a very small area and can be hidden with cosmetics.

Why choose Dr. Ariel Ostad for BOTOX injections?

Dr. Ostad and his staff stay ahead of the curve on state-of-the-art techniques in aesthetic dermatology and are known for their advanced training and artistry in the use of injectables

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How long will it take to see the full results from Botox?

Results can be seen in as little as 24 hours, with the maximum effect being realized in 6-7 days.

How do facial expressions cause wrinkles?

Smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions occur naturally. We rarely think about the multitude of tiny muscles that power them. However, we use those muscles many times a day and after years of repetitive movement, they become rigid, causing lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin.

Which product is better—BOTOX, Dysport, or Xeomin?

Many patients ask which neuromodulator is better, BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau or Xeomin. In most cases, if administered correctly, they will achieve the same or very similar results. As each body is unique, some people respond better to a particular formula. In the hands of an experienced board-certified dermatologist, BOTOX injections are safe and produce natural-looking results. Call Ariel Ostad MD PC to schedule a consultation if you would like to learn more about BOTOX treatment.

How much does Botox cost?

Botox cost will vary depending upon what areas are treated and how many units of Botox are injected. This will range from $350-$1450. It is important to have a skilled expert injector with exquisite knowledge of facial anatomy to optimize results and avoid droopiness.

What are the most common areas Botox is applied to?

Botox is traditionally used to treat forehead lines, in between the eyebrows (known as the glabella), and corner/side of each eye (referred to as the canthus). Other areas and conditions treated with Botox are gummy smile, TMJ, Bunny Lines, Chin, Neck and Jawline, as well as lips. Botox can also be used to treat excess sweating in the hands, feet and underarms.

Are there any negative side effects of Botox?

Not when it is done correctly. It is extremely important to have a skilled and competent practitioner administering this medication. Botox is essentially a natural protein that acts as a neuromodulator, meaning it “relaxes” the muscle to reduce appearance of wrinkles. When done appropriately, Botox has only this desired effect. Potential and rare unwanted side effects are droopiness of the eyebrows, eyelids and headaches. If side effects occur, they are typically reduced in a matter of 2 weeks and disappear.

How long does Botox last for a gummy smile?

Botox lasts about 3-4 months for a gummy smile. Since this area is constantly in motion, it is recommended to treat gummy smiles more frequently.

At what age should I consider getting Botox?

This truly differs from person to person as everyone ages differently. Most individuals, however, find that wrinkling occurs in their early 30s, making them a good candidate for this treatment.

What do I need to avoid after Botox?

Clients should avoid laying down or leaning forward for the first hour of Botox. To limit the chance of bruising, although there is a small chance of this occurring, clients are advised to avoid alcohol and blood thinning medications for 24 hours prior to their treatment.

Do I have to keep getting Botox once I start?

Botox is not a permanent treatment. It is marketed to last 4 months. This timeline, however, may differ from patient to patient depending upon anatomy and activity.

Can Botox address my hooded eyelids?

Botox can help to subtly open the eye when injected into the corner of each eye, an area referred to as the canthus. If one’s pronounced brow droop or excess eyelid skin is prominent, Botox will be ineffective. Surgical intervention may be the best course of action to treat this common problem area.

Does Botox hurt?

There is minimal discomfort with this procedure as a very miniscule needle is utilized for its administration. Dr. Ostad has a very specific technique that helps to decrease the chance of discomfort even further.

What other conditions can be treated with Botox?

Botox can help treat a gummy smile, TMJ disorder, bell’s palsy asymmetry, and help with migraines. Other cosmetic treatments include tightening the jawline, helping neck laxity, chin dimples, and lift lips.

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