A person’s appearance can be synonymous with their self-image; how people look directly impacts how people feel. As we age, lines and wrinkles, inevitably begin to appear on the skin of the face. Our skin gradually loses collagen and elastin, and years of expressions damage the various layers. Because of these effects, many seek options for plastic surgery in NYC.
Unlike in times past, you are no longer forced to live with regular signs of aging. You can reclaim your confidence and restore a youthful image with the help of FDA-approved Botox treatments. These treatments can help reduce fine lines, smooth skin, and even prevent new wrinkles from forming, bringing back the youthful appearance you thought you may have lost.
What is Botox?
Botox is a name-brand, anti-wrinkle treatment. Made from a botulinum toxin, it paralyzes the muscles that are responsible for creating the lines you see on your face in a safe and controlled way. The most popular cosmetic Botox treatments are used on the facial muscles to prevent and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Most commonly, Botox is used to treat bunny lines, corner droop of the mouth, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, glabellar wrinkles, platysmal bands, and vertical lip lines. However, there are other benefits of Botox, such as stopping excessive sweating and alleviating headaches. Many patients look at plastic surgery in NYC to help them with more than just aesthetic purposes.
How Does It Work?
Botox injections work by blocking signals that travel from the body’s nervous system to the facial muscles. Treating these muscles and stopping them from contracting smooths the skin attached to them. So when you laugh, cry, concentrate, or think, your muscle movement will be minimized and prevent new lines from forming. Treatments are temporary but powerful, tending to last three to four months on average.
You will have an assessment and thorough consultation with Dr. Maman where you will discuss your goals and develop an individualized treatment plan. You will learn about Botox and how it can best help you reach your appearance goals. Dr. Maman wants to ensure a positive experience with plastic surgery in New York.
Most patients start to use Botox around the age of 30, after three decades of smiling, frowning, and laughing start to catch up with their skin. Preventative treatments are administered to those as young as early-to-mid-20’s in hopes of stopping the lines from forming at all. Treatments of Botox can be used safely by adult patients for various reasons.
There is no need for allergy testing when getting Botox. However, you should avoid aspirin, Vitamin E, blood thinners, and any other supplements with a blood-thinning risk unless required to take them by a doctor. These will not harm your treatment; however, they will increase the likelihood of bruising and potentially lengthen the healing process. Supplementing your diet with Arnica & Bromelain capsules before and after your session is optional and may help reduce your chance of bruising.
When you receive a Botox treatment, it takes 5-7 days to see full results from the time of injection. During this period, you will notice the skin in and around the injection site begin to appear more youthful with reduced tension and fewer or less prominent wrinkles.
During the first few days after treatment, bruising or swelling may occur. This reaction is normal and expected to go away—it is recommended that patients use ice immediately after treatment to prevent these side effects. Dr. Maman will help you prepare for—and recover from—your procedure to help ensure a safe experience with plastic surgery in NYC.
Though patients tend to use Botox for cosmetic reasons, many medical ailments also benefit from the treatment. Patients that suffer from excessive sweating, migraine headaches, and a gummy smile can all find relief with Botox sessions.
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