If you aren’t quite ready to resign yourself to the signs of aging, consider turning back time with Botox® injections. At Primary Medical Associates of Long Island, PLLC in Plainview, New York, Natalia Levinskaya, DO and Vanessa Ali-Pennock, DO smooth frown lines and crow’s feet with safe, minimally invasive Botox injections. Take years off your appearance in a single office visit. To learn more about Botox and other products to soften wrinkles, call or click to schedule a cosmetic consultation today.
Botox, also called botulinum toxin type A, is a prescription medication made from a bacteria found naturally outdoors in soil and lakes. Doctors used Botox in small doses to treat many different health and cosmetic issues.
In small concentrations, botulinum toxin type A prevents certain nerve cells signals from reaching muscles, which stops them from contracting. As a result, treated muscles relax or become less stiff. Botox essentially paralyzes muscle activity temporarily.
Botulinum toxin type A injections are available under several different brand names. Dr. Levinskaya and Dr. Ali-Pennock carefully review the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives of each to help you decide which is best for you. FDA-approved options include Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.
Botox or botulinum toxin type A injections have a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. Dr. Levinskaya and Dr. Ali-Pennock use Botox to treat cosmetic concerns including:
Botox is used medically to treat:
Before administering Botox injections, your doctor completes a thorough physical exam and overall health review to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. You and your doctor discuss your cosmetic or medical treatment goals.
Before treatment, your doctor preps the area with ice or topical numbing cream. Next, she dilutes Botox powder into saline to prepare the injection. Finally, she injects the Botox solution into your neuromuscular tissue. You should only feel a slight pinch. The entire procedure takes only moments.
Generally, it takes between two to three days for Botox to take effect. Your results should last around four months, though results do vary from person-to-person. Side effects, if any, are generally mild and temporary and may include bruising, pain, or swelling at the injection site.
You can soften fine lines and wrinkles without painful, invasive surgery. To learn more about Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, call or click to schedule a cosmetic consultation today.