It’s unfortunate but true – wrinkles and fine lines are the earliest, most obvious and common signs of aging. However, do not feel discouraged because you are not alone in the pursuit for better and younger looking skin, as this nuisance happens to everyone. Moreover, you probably already tried expensive serums and creams that claimed their anti-aging effects would reverse the clock and make you look rejuvenated. And most likely, those creams provide little effect other than moisturization.

But don’t feel disheartened. There are plenty of innovative and safe treatments on the market that reduce the appearance and severity of wrinkles. Botox treatment is one of the most popular and safest on the market.  While many people think it causes a completely fake looking face, the good news is that the results of Botox actually look completely natural when artfully administered. Additionally, it’s not a surgical procedure and you will be in and out of the office in no time, making this one of the most convenient procedures available. Our professionals at SkinGenity will be happy to provide you with a consultation so you can learn more about all the benefits that Botox does for your skin.

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Most Common Botox Areas

Botox NYC is most commonly injected in the face and neck areas. These problems areas are where wrinkles tend to appear most prominently and, luckily, are the easiest to fix without the need for surgical intervention.

Additional areas where Botox is commonly used:

  • Botox Between Eyebrows: Pesky vertical wrinkles that appear between your eyebrows when frowning can be removed by Botox NYC.
  • Botox Eyebrow Lift: Botox can also be utilized to give a noticeable lift to any drooping in the eyebrow area.
  • Botox Around Eyes: The application of Botox in corners of your eyes can smooth out crow’s feet wrinkles and help deter further signs of aging.
  • Botox Forehead: Another area where Botox is used to smooth out wrinkles is the forehead, where horizontal lines often form due to raising of the eyebrows.
  • Chin Botox: Chin creases can also be removed with a Botox treatment.
  • Bunny Lines Botox: Botox can also be used to combat and remove “bunny lines”, which are the wrinkles that form on the bridge of your nose.
  • Jaw Botox: A slimmed down look can be achieved with Botox to produce a more defined jawline. This is achieved through the use of Botox injections into the masseter muscle, thereby shrinking the muscle and slimming down your lower face.
  • Botox for TMJ: Chronic TMJ condition, where pain and discomfort is the result of frequent grinding of the teeth, can be treated and assuaged with Botox.
  • Neck Botox: Botox is frequently used in the neck to smooth out prominent neck bands formed over time by platysma and is referred to as Nefertiti lift.
  • Botox for Migraines: Botox can also be used as a solution to migraines. Botox is injected into the temples and neck to combat and lessen migraines.

How Does Botox Work?

The safety and efficacy of Botox has long been clinically proven for the treatment of lines and wrinkles that form as a result of the aging process. Clients of all ages opt for Botox treatments to slow and reverse the development of wrinkles. It is common wisdom at this day and age to tackle the problem if it exists irrespective of the actual age. Botox injections are the best solution to maintain and preserve youthful and vivacious skin.

Botox, aka botulinum toxin, is a safe and dependable medical compound which is injected into the facial muscles to relax them without causing harm. The doctor conducting your treatment will use a sterile syringe to inject the solution into the desired area to weaken and calm the muscles. This is achieved by blocking nerve signals that travel from your brain to the muscle(s). Over time, this will cause the muscles to slow down contractions, and will reduce movement and expression in your problem areas. The result will be smooth looking skin free from any wrinkles or lines. Botox will not affect your day-to-day life or negatively impact your health. It is a completely safe treatment with results backed by science and decades worth of clinical studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the procedure take?

A session of Botox treatment is fast and easy. Botox is widely considered to be one of the quickest cosmetic procedures available. A typical appointment usually lasts about 20 minutes from start to finish. If a topical anesthetic is needed, this may extend the duration of the session slightly.

How long does Botox last?

Typically, the results from Botox treatments endure 3- 4 months depending on the dose received and your body’s metabolism. There are also other underlying factors that can influence your results. If you get Botox treatments more frequently your results will last longer. Follow up procedures to help maintain the initial results of Botox will be needed with longer intervals. Other things that can impact how long the results last are lifestyle aspects such as intensity of your workouts, which tends to speed up the metabolism and break down of medicine.

When will I see my Botox results?

It generally takes 2-4 days after your treatment before you start seeing the results. Final results usually occur by 10 days after your treatment. The onset is gradual and natural, so you can’t really feel it unless you look in the mirror and notice that the severity of lines and wrinkles is diminished.

When should I come back for maintenance treatments?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer for when you should return for maintenance treatments. Our doctor will discuss it with you and evaluate your personal needs during your consultation at SkinGenity. The effects of Botox usually last 3-4 months, but again this is affected by how often you undergo Botox treatments. After multiple treatments, you can go for longer periods of time before needing another treatment. Ultimately, it is your decision how often you want to come in, and you may choose to opt for a maintenance treatment once your results start to fade, whether slightly or when you get back to your baseline level.

Botox Before and After

We recommend stopping NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and also aspirin a few days before the procedure. Within just a few days after your treatment, the difference in your skin will become noticeable. You will look rested, refreshed and energetic. The best part is, the look is completely natural, and seamlessly integrates into your daily activities without anyone noticing a dramatic change. We encourage you to not rub, exercise or otherwise disturb the treated area for 24 hours.

How much does Botox cost in New York?

Botox cost can be based on the number of units administered or the number of areas covered. One unit can cost between $10 and $25, and an average of 20 units are usually needed to effectively smooth frown lines between the eyebrows, so it will cost between $200 and $500. Alternatively, there can be a flat price per area treated, for example crows’ feet, which usually ranges between $300 and $600. The price will also depend on the location of the clinic and the expertise of the doctor performing the injections. When you schedule your consultation all the aspects related to Botox cost will be discussed with you in depth.

Is Botox safe?

Botox is completely safe and has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles. It is the most widely sought after cosmetic procedure today.

Am I a candidate for Botox?

The answer is resounding yes! You are an ideal candidate for Botox irrespective of your age as long as you have the indications, such as bothersome lines and wrinkles. The only exceptions are pregnancy, active skin infection, or certain genetic conditions such as myasthenia gravis.

Is Botox painful?

You will feel a slight pinch during injection similar to a mosquito bite. If you have sensitive skin, you can choose to numb the treatment area through the use of a topical anesthetic or an ice pack.

What are Botox side effects?

Botox is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure. You will not have to worry about any serious side effects, and the downtime after your treatment is none to minimal. The only side effect you may experience is slight swelling and possible redness in the treated area immediately following your treatment. This lasts only a few minutes, and you can continue on with your day right away!