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Dr. Ariel Ostad

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

What other conditions can be treated with Botox?

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

Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.

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