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How Does Botox Work?

Botox is an injectable treatment that can be used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. It uses botulinum toxin type A, the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, a protein substance. When injected, it temporarily reduces muscle activity by blocking the nerve impulses, preventing wrinkling. Botox can soften existing wrinkles and prevent them from becoming more pronounced when used by a skilled provider. This helps improve the appearance of wrinkles while still ensuring you maintain the ability to make facial expressions. 

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What are the Benefits of Botox?

Popular Botox treatments provide many benefits for patients who would like to prevent or reverse the signs of age. Benefits include the following:

  • Short, easily-experienced treatment
  • Non-surgical rejuvenation
  • Nearly painless
  • No downtime, and a very short recovery period
  • Minimally invasive
  • Smooths wrinkles many areas of the face
  • Natural-looking results

Who is a Candidate for Botox?

If you are interested in receiving Botox in Manhattan, this may be the right treatment for you. Ideal candidates for Botox are those who:

  • Want to improve lines and wrinkles on the face or neck
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have no allergies to Botox or its ingredients
  • Do not have a neurological condition
  • Do not have any active skin infections or conditions

Areas Botox Can Improve

Botox injections in NYC can improve the appearance of wrinkles in the face and neck. Some of the most common areas for Botox include:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines or creases
  • Smoker’s lines
  • A gummy smile
  • Marionette lines
  • Eyebrows, including
  • Wrinkles along the décolleté
  • Chin cleft or indentation
  • Fine lines or creases along the neck
  • Facial scars

How Botox is Administered

Botox can be administered in just 10 to 15 minutes, making it a convenient choice for even those with the busiest schedules. The treatment is injected directly into the muscle using a thin needle. Because of the size of the needle, many patients find that topical numbing creams are unnecessary, although we do provide them when necessary. 

Once the treatment is complete, you will be able to return to your regular activities, and no recovery time is required. Some patients may experience some redness or bleeding at the injection sites, but this clears up shortly after treatment. Because of how easy and quick Botox treatments are, it’s easy to integrate them into your beauty routine.

Results and Recovery After Botox Treatment

The recovery period after a Botox treatment is quite minimal. As soon as the injections are complete, patients can return to their usual routine, whether going back to work or other activities. Patients may experience some redness or small red bumps in the treatment area, which disappear after about an hour. Do not massage the area for a day or two, and avoid alcohol or exercising heavily during this time.

For each of our Manhattan patients, Botox results will vary. In some, changes will be visible within a few days, while others may require a few weeks for the results to take full effect. 

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Why Choose Dr. Espinoza?

Dr. Ronald Espinoza has a decade of experience specializing in plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments such as Botox and fillers. He provides safe, highly-effective Botox treatments that are customized to suit your exact needs, always resulting in a fresh, natural-looking appearance. Dr. Espinoza puts his patients first, making sure they are comfortable and cared for during their treatment. Call today for a consultation about Botox treatments with Dr. Espinoza.

Botox FAQ

What are units of Botox?

How long does it last?

Is it safe?

Does Botox hurt?

What are units of Botox?

Botox is measured in units. Botox most often comes in 100 unit vials. During your consultation, we can discuss how many units your areas of concern will require and the estimated cost of your treatment.

How long does it last?

The effects of Botox treatments generally last 3-4 months before a maintenance treatment is required.

Is it safe?

Botox is FDA approved as a safe treatment to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.

Does Botox hurt?

The experience is almost pain-free for most patients as it is performed by a skilled injector using a small needle.

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