What You Need to Know About New York Botox Treatments
Low cost and zero recovery time have made Botox New York’s most popular facial cosmetic procedure (see our previous post). Botox eliminates moderate to severe facial wrinkles that form over time as the result of repetitious muscle movement. Botox is particularly effective on dynamic wrinkles that form on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
After Botox treatment, facial skin becomes smoother, unlined and younger-looking. Botox is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. In a non-surgical procedure, tiny amounts of Botox are injected directly into the muscles that underlie facial wrinkles. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses to the targeted muscles, decreasing the muscle movement that causes skin to wrinkle. Botox treatments typically take 10 minutes and require no recovery period. Discomfort during the procedure is minimal. Improvements in skin quality are usually evident within days with results lasting for up to 4 months, although this can vary from patient to patient.
Botox has become such a common cosmetic procedure that many people believe it to be an extremely safe, fairly benign treatment. However, the face is a delicate and complex area. If not performed by a highly trained, skilled and experienced NY facial plastic surgeon, any cosmetic facial procedure has the potential to cause permanent injury or disfigurement. Inexpertly performed Botox procedures have, in some cases, resulted in permanent nerve damage, leaving patients with a “frozen” face.
If you are considering Botox, make sure you obtain the attractive results you desire by scheduling your Botox treatment with a board-certified New York facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Edward Kwak. Dr. Kwak has the specialized medical training, practical experience and professional expertise required to ensure that Botox gives you the fresh, young, attractive appearance you desire.