Botox helps reduce muscle activity, therefore, minimizing wrinkle appearance
Dr. Roly Borges is an NYC based expert in the application of non-surgical aesthetic injectable treatments like Botox Cosmetic
Botox is an injectable prescription that temporarily reduces muscle activity. Unlike plastic surgery, it is not invasive, and its effect on crow’s feet and frown lines is noticeable from the first visit.
As an FDA-Approved substance, Botox Cosmetic injections are safe for use on individuals over 18 years of age. Its potential side effects occur in a low percentage of patients. However, side effects can be explained and controlled by a specialist administering the treatment.
A Botox procedure can be as quick as 10 minutes. It requires no recovery time, so you can get right back to your routine and enjoy the lasting effects for up to 4 months.
The procedure can take as little as 10 minutes so you can get on with your day. Typically, you receive 3 botox injections for the crow’s feet area and 5 botox injections for frown lines.
Before administering Botox, your doctor will assess your needs and determine which product is best for you. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss potential side effects.
You will be able to see the initial results from day one. However, there could be some swelling and localized redness. Your doctor will explain all the aftercare details.
There is no downtime required after getting Botox. Patients are able to resume their daily routines as soon as the procedure is over. However, if you experience any painful symptoms or excessive swelling, you should notify the doctor for further instructions.
Botox Cosmetic lasts an average of 4 months depending on the severity of your lines and your body’s reaction to the product.
Keep in mind, it is important that you only visit experienced and licensed professionals to minimize the risks around such delicate muscles.
Although you may notice changes immediately, the actual results take up to 48 hours to show. Even more in some patients.
Botox Cosmetic is an Allergan product, a recognized and reputable manufacturer that ensures quality control.
When applied by professionals, Botox looks natural and does not affect your facial expression.
The effects of Botox Cosmetic last up to 4 months by limiting muscle movement in the treated area and minimizing wrinkle formation.
As any dermal filler, getting a botox facial injection may cause some discomfort. It should not be any greater than a pinch sensation. Your doctor can apply a numbing cream beforehand to avoid any pain.
Typical Botox side effects are both minimal and temporary. They usually involve localized redness and swelling. A very low percentage of patients experience greater side effects. For example, the Botox Cosmetic official website states that 3% of patients experience eyelid drooping and 1% of them eyelid swelling.
Botox Cosmetic is produced by Allergan and was first approved by the FDA in 2002. Botox uses go beyond anti-aging, it can also help treat migraines and minimize excessive sweating.
This is one of the primary concerns with Botox. The truth is, when applied by an experienced doctor, Botox does not have to look fake or obvious. The point of a cosmetic procedure is to enhance your own features and refresh your look, not to alter your appearance. Bad results are commonly due to injecting an excessive amount of Botox or because the injections are not placed at the correct points on the face. Choose your doctor carefully to avoid these problems.
Botox Cosmetic lasts up to 4 months. It is designed to have that temporary effect and there is no way to delay its expiration. However, Eden Aesthetics created Zytaze, a pill with high doses of zinc and phytase that claims to make Botox last longer. Zinc is known for its ability to heal damaged tissue. Zytaze developers assert that the pill can make Botox effects last 30% longer and that results show much faster.
There are several dermal fillers available, and they each have their own strengths. Botox Cosmetic is commonly used for crow’s feet and frown lines. Dysport has the same uses, but it has a higher botulinum toxin concentration. Other popular products are Restylane and Perlane, both highly effective on wrinkles, nasolabial folds and lip augmentation. Ask your doctor about your options at your consultation, so you can determine which product is best for you.
Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin A. Even though it was approved by the FDA in 2002, it was in use before that.
Botox is not only suitable for cosmetic procedures, it can also help with conditions related to muscle spasms and migraines.
Alcohol ingestion is not recommended immediately after a Botox injection because it could increase bruising and swelling.
Unfortunately, you will find unscrupulous people administering Botox injections without proper certification which may result in enhanced side effects, muscle or nerve damage and financial issues. You can avoid all that by visiting a certified and experienced professional. Take your time to do your research and book a consultation to make sure you feel comfortable with your doctor.
Dr. Roly Borges is an expert in the application of non-surgical aesthetic injectable treatments including Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Dysport, Perlane, Radiesse, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Pelleve.
Now based in NYC, Dr. Roly Borges graduated from Iberoamerican University School of in Santo Domingo. He was a fellow at North Shore University Hospital and is certified by The American Board of Medical Specialties in Internal Medicine.
In addition to his first-class Medical Spa and Skin Rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Borges currently leads a private practice in Astoria, NY serving as a primary care physician and internist and is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens and North Shore LIJ, specializing in Hypertension, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Thyroid, Allergies, and more.