Offering Botox to New York Patients
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BOTOX® injections are typically used to erase forehead lines, crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes) and frown lines. On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well. BOTOX® is a purified neurotoxin which causes paralysis of specific muscles in these areas when injected in minute amounts. The reason it works is that wrinkles in these areas are actually creases that are created or worn into the skin by muscle contractions that make the same expressions repeatedly.
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Background on Botox
BOTOX has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 10 years and in dermatology and wrinkle therapy for over six years. BOTOX injections are safe and effective since the effect of BOTOX is in the immediate area of injection. There is no numbness in the area of injection as it does not affect sensory nerves.
The effects of BOTOX usually last three to five months. After several treatments the effects may begin to last longer in individual patients, sometimes up to six or eight months. One usually begins to see the results in five to seven days. There are few restrictions regarding BOTOX treatments. Patients who are pregnant or have a nuerological disease should not be treated.
How Does Botox Work?
BOTOX® injections can be done with Restylane injections simultaneously, and in some areas optimal results can be achieved by combining the two treatments. BOTOX® injections are also considered a safe and effective treatment for axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the armpit and palms). The effect of BOTOX® on excessive sweating typically lasts longer than for wrinkles (9-12 months).
How Does Botox Compare to Other Facelift Options?
There are a number of key differences between Botox, when used to mitigate wrinkles, and other cosmetic options available on the market today—both surgical and non surgical. First and foremost, Botox injections are considerably less expensive than surgical facelift procedures. The results are also apparent far more quickly than in surgical procedures. There may be some redness or bruising after a Botox injection, but those effects fade quickly. Conversely, surgical facelift procedures require weeks of recovery time.
Botox is also considerably different from other injectable options, such as dermal fillers. While dermal fillers are designed to increase volume, Botox mitigates wrinkles by interfering with the muscle’s ability to contract and form the wrinkle in the first place. That makes Botox particularly well suited to combat certain types of wrinkles, such as moderate to severe frown lines between the brow. In fact, Botox is exceptionally well suited to mitigate deep wrinkles caused by muscle contraction of any kind. Another common example of these kinds of wrinkles are smile lines and concentration lines.
If you’re interested in seeing what Botox injections can do for your brow or for your concentration lines, contact Dr. Cameron Rokhsar—one of the most well respected Botox specialists in New York—to schedule a confidential consultation.
How Long Does it Take to See Botox Results? What Do Botox New York Results Look Like?
Generally, it can take up to thirty days to see the fullest extent of your Botox injection results. Most patients will begin to see changes after the first few days, and those changes will gradually increase until the wrinkles and lines targeted diminish to their fullest extent. In most cases, these results will last for anywhere between four and six months, at which point patients will need to schedule maintenance injections in order to maintain those results.
There are some patients who are at a greater risk of side effects from Botox injections—particularly those with neurological disorders such as ALS. There may be some bruising or redness after injections, and in some rare cases patients may experience headache or flu symptoms. You should certainly consult with Dr. Rokhsar or with a medical doctor should you experience any side effects that make you uncomfortable.
Botox Can Treat Crow’s Feet
The FDA has just approved of Botox’s use for treating crow’s feet. It has announced its safe and effective application, which will expand the already many uses of Botox as a cosmetic injection. Botox is an injection primarily composed of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring purified neurotoxin which is used to erase unwanted lines of aging around the eyes, infamously known as crow’s feet. Botox cuts off the connection from certain neurons that control the micromuscular movement in the face. This will not stop your facial muscles from moving, but instead inhibit unnecessary muscle contractions that are caused from everyday activities such as squinting, smiling, frowning and focusing. The repetitive expressions results in fine lines and wrinkles, which overtime begin to sag and turn into deeper and harder to treat wrinkles.
Botox has been a safe and effective treatment for fine lines and has been successful in treating a variety of other medical conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder and hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating in the underarms, palms and feet.
Botox usually lasts three to five months after treatment. Because botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring neurotoxin, it is eventually digested by the body, allowing the neurotransmitters to work in connecting micromuscular movement signals to travel once again. When treating crow’s feet, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar will inject the neurotoxin around the outside of the eye where the crow’s feet appear. It is also effective to place Botox injections beneath the eye where additional sagging and wrinkling may occur.
Botox injections can be used in conjunction with Restylane injections. Restylane is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound that can boost volume, smooth out wrinkles, and fill in facial hollowness that may have occurred under the eyes or in the cheeks. In some patients, optimal results have been seen when using both Botox and Restylane simultaneously to achieve cosmetic goals. Individual results may vary, depending on the overall condition of the skin.
New York Dermatologist and Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is a fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist. As the leading authority in laser surgery and non-invasive techniques, Dr. Rokhsar has extensive training and expertise in the field of skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Most of Dr. Rokhsar’s New York Botox patients tend to be thrilled with their overall results. If you’re interested in keeping up with your Botox, contact us to schedule a consultation and an appointment.
Other Uses for Botox
Using Botox to Reshape the Jaw
Botoxcan be used to reshape the jaw line by injecting it into the Masseters (chewing muscles), which relaxes and weakens them. Once the muscles are weakened, they shrink in size along with the mandible (jaw bone). For many patients, this change can be visibly dramatic. The treatment involves three to five injections into each side of the face, into the Masseters. Even though the muscles are shrunk, it doesn’t mean they won’t work. The muscles will have to work harder to eat a large quantity for several days after the injection, but after ten days the muscles should return to full working capability while still remaining reduced and slimmer.
Treatment takes about five minutes. The results can last for about three to six months, depending on your weight, activity level, and metabolism. The injection causes only a slight pinch- most patients do not report any pain or discomfort. There may be tiny marks at the sites of injections, which are usually easily covered with makeup. The only rule to follow post-treatment is to avoid lying down for four hours. You can return directly to work or play after treatment- for most patients there is absolutely no downtime!
Dr. Rokhsar is an internationally renowned dermatologist who has exceedingly advanced knowledge and experience working with Botox injections. Using Botox to reshape the face takes a dermatologist, like Dr. Rokhsar, with significant experience. Because of his fellowship training as a cosmetic surgeon, he has the specialized skills the enable him to deliver consistent results to his patients.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox is most commonly known for its ability to treat facial wrinkles, but its effectiveness in treating hyperhidrosis in various areas has proved itself to be a successful medical procedure as well. The main component in Botox is botulinum, a purified neurotoxin that blocks the chemical responsible for both sending contraction signals to muscles and releasing sweat from sweat glands. Once injected into the armpit site, Botox works to block the sweat gland chemicals from producing excess sweat. For most patients, there will be a significant reduction in underarm sweating in about 4 weeks after the first treatment. The actual procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes, and a topical numbing cream may be applied to make the procedure more comfortable. In many patients, results can last almost 7 months post treatment. In general, there is no downtime necessary post treatment, however there may be temporary soreness in the injection site for a few hours afterwards.
Botox for Feet
Botox is used in the feet for two main reasons: hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), and muscle spasms from wearing high heels. Hyperhidrosis can affect any area along the body but is more commonly found under the arms, feet, palms, and face. Those suffering from hyperhidrosis can experience embarrassment and interference with normal daily activities.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis of the Feet
Many people suffer from excess sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. This disorder causes excessive sweating from the feet, hands, groin, and under the arms.
Botox®, more commonly known for its use in treating facial wrinkles, is also effective treatment for hyperhidrosis. Botox® blocks a chemical involved in both sending contraction signals to muscles and releasing sweat from sweat glands. Botox can be injected into the feet to block the sweat glands from releasing too much sweat.
Botox for Muscle Spasms from Heels
In some women, the arch and height of heels can cause muscle cramps and spasms. Even if you usually don’t wear high heels, wearing them for even one special occasion may cause spasms and/or discomfort. This can be eliminated by injecting Botox in certain muscles on the bottom of the feet. Botox will prevent the muscles from contracting; easing any foot discomfort.
Prior to Botox treatment of the feet, you may be given a numbing cream and/or a muscle relaxer in order to maximize comfort during the injections. Most patients have minimal discomfort. Treatment takes less than half an hour. After treatment, you can return to work, play, or any of your regular activities.
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