BOTOX® Cosmetic (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer with Botulinum Toxin) – New York, NY

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To age gracefully and to prevent facial wrinkles and lines from forming on the top portion of the face, Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY is proud to offer BOTOX to local individuals. This injectable treatment provides outstanding results and is very common among both men and women. BOTOX can make a significant enhancement to lines, which are made from expressive movement with the muscles contracting on the forehead and around the eyes. These lines may or may not disappear as the face relaxes, which can cause you to look older than you actually are. BOTOX is a clean and purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the facial muscles to soften these wrinkles. BOTOX injections are most commonly placed by plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio between the eyebrows, on the Crow's feet, and across the forehead.

Ideal Candidates

BOTOX is great for individuals who wish to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles on their face without surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive treatment even if you do not show signs of aging — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. It's a terrific nonsurgical treatment if you are frustrated by forehead lines or parallel lines between the brows. It's also a solution for lines around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, a filler product may be more suitable. In addition, if you are older with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, you may be considered for a facelift. This offers a more dramatic result and it's longer-lasting. Uptown Body Contouring offers eyelid surgeries and facelifts as great options.

Procedure Technique

BOTOX treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure conveniently at Uptown Body Contouring. If it is your first time to visit us in New York, NY for BOTOX, we often perform the injection on the same appointment as your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio. You will be asked to make different facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to plan where the injections will be placed. The skin will be cleansed and BOTOX will be applied with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally isn't necessary. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes, then you can resume to your normal routine after a short rest.

What to Expect

After the procedure, you may get back to your daily routine, but strenuous activity should be skipped for at least one day. You will be asked to sleep with your head elevated for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of the face may appear bruised, swollen, or red for 2 – 3 days, but you will not develop any serious or long-lasting side effects. In many cases, it usually takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX can be seen. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your injector about how often to schedule your next appointment at Uptown Body Contouring to extend your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does BOTOX cost?
The cost of BOTOX will depend on how much product is used. This will vary based on your needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will develop your personal treatment plan so he can estimate your costs. BOTOX can produce wonderful results when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Del Vecchio, but it can be unsafe if done by someone without training, which is why it's better to avoid places offering cheap or knock-off injections. To save money, ask about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program so you can get points for BOTOX and other Allergan products, like Juvéderm.

How long will my results last?
Your BOTOX results can last up to four months. Most patients make an appointment every season to maintain their results, but you may come back sooner. If you are getting BOTOX while you are younger as a preventive treatment, you may be able to schedule treatments further apart. After listening to your goals and developing your treatment plan, Dr. Del Vecchio will be able to estimate when you should schedule your next appointment.

What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and wrinkle fillers (like Juvéderm) are both treatments that reduce wrinkles and smooth fine lines. BOTOX relaxes overused facial muscles that cause wrinkles, like frown lines (between the eyebrows), Crow's feet (in the outer corners of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, and smile lines. Injectable fillers add volume under the skin to correct hollow areas and decrease wrinkles. After hearing your goals, Dr. Del Vecchio may recommend BOTOX, fillers, or a combination of both for a "liquid facelift."

Is BOTOX safe?
When used properly, BOTOX rarely causes any complications. With that said, it is important to select someone who has training in handling this medication, like Dr. Del Vecchio. Overusing BOTOX can create an undesirable outcome. A skilled practitioner will use just enough of the medication to effectively freeze the muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today, it's safe and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to cosmetic purposes, BOTOX is also used to treat medical problems, like facial spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.

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With BOTOX, you can smile, laugh, frown, and make any expression you want without developing lines and wrinkles, thanks to BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments. To prevent and smooth lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Del Vecchio in New York, NY to hear more about this popular nonsurgical injectable.

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