With more than 6.5 million Botox procedures performed per year in the United States, this is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. Men and women, regardless of age, seek Botox treatments to maintain their youth by preventing or treating the appearance of lines. Dr. Ariel Ostad offers NYC Botox injections to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Patient expectations

Do you look angry due to the lines between your eyebrows? Being expressive, smiling, and frowning uses facial muscles. Overuse of these muscles can form of lines. If you are considering Botox, Dr. Ostad will discuss your medical history, experience with injections, and your expected outcomes. You may be asked to squint or frown to show exactly where and how deep your lines are. This information helps your doctor determine how much Botox to use and where to inject it.

Botox can treat lines in the following areas:

  • Crow’s feet
  • The glabella or the 11’s between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Loose skin on the neck

Botox injections are easily tolerated. Using a very fine, sterile needle, Botox is injected into the targeted areas. The entire procedure takes about 10-15 minutes and is performed in the office. The only immediate evidence of your treatment may be minimal redness or bruising at the injection site.

Gradual improvement

Following Botox injections, strenuous activity, yoga, and massaging the treatment area should be avoided. Pat your face rather than rubbing it when you wash or moisturize. This ensures the Botox stays in place and does not migrate to an unwanted area. In three to five days, the effects begin to set in as the muscles relax and the lines soften. The fully anticipated results are visible in a week. Botox results last three to six months.

To learn more about Botox injections for your fine lines and wrinkles, contact our office today. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Ostad, our board-certified dermatologist. Call us at 212-517-7900.

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