Our patients in New York City deserve the very best when it comes to anti-wrinkle treatments. Did you know that there are different types of wrinkles? There are the everyday wrinkles that we are all familiar with, and then there are “dynamic wrinkles.” These are wrinkles that are formed from underlying facial contractions that develop when you make certain facial expressions like frowning or appearing surprised. If you have prominent dynamic wrinkles, you should consider having Botox® injections in New York City to treat them.
What It Is
Botox® is an injectable liquid consisting of a purified protein solution developed in a laboratory under controlled conditions. The treatment was once reserved for the rich and famous, but has now become widespread as the cost has come down.
What It Treats
Botox® in New York City is able to minimize wrinkles like those found on the forehead, between the eyebrows, or crow’s feet near the eyes. In addition to its cosmetic applications, injections can be used to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, as well as for helping to prevent and treat migraine headaches.
How It Works
Botox® works by temporarily reducing the activity of injected facial muscles to prevent them from receiving nerve transmissions from the brain to contract. If they cannot receive the message to contract, the treated muscles cannot form dynamic wrinkles at that location.
Botox® Versus Fillers
Some people confuse Botox® with injectable fillers. Although there is some similarity between the two products, there are some pretty big differences. Injectable fillers work by enhancing facial skin volume as a method of minimizing lines and wrinkles. Botox® works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles.
One of the most appealing aspects to this treatment is that it is quick and painless. You will take part in a consultation first to determine what treatment best suits your needs. Before you receive injections, a topical numbing agent will be applied to your skin to ensure your comfort. You may have up to eight injections administered into targeted muscles.
After your injections, you will need to contract treated muscles a bit by making certain facial expressions. This helps to ensure that the product is evenly distributed under your skin. You will be asked to refrain from certain physical activities for a day or two after your treatment to ensure that the product settles in the correct location without migrating elsewhere.
If you are a resident of New York City who would like to learn more about how Botox® injections can help turn back the clock on aging skin and wrinkles, consider us here at Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser. We are conveniently located in Midtown, Harlem, and Washington Heights. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!