Some 7.5 million Botox treatments are performed annually, accounting for about half of all minimally invasive cosmetic treatments for both women and men for that year. At Smiles Design Manhattan, we’re proud to offer this tried and true treatment to our patients. Look older than you feel? If so, Botox may be right for you. Here’s the low-down from the experts at Smile Design Manhattan.
How Botox works
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals between your facial muscles and your brain. When those signals are blocked, your muscles are never “told” to contract, and that means there’s no chance for lines and folds to form. But as good as Botox is at reducing the appearance of these dynamic wrinkles, its effectiveness is just one reason why it’s so popular. Here are a handful of other important reasons why women and men love Botox — and why you might want to consider adding it to your beauty routine.
Botox is safe
FDA-approved Botox has been used for cosmetic treatments safely for nearly two decades. It’s been evaluated in more than 400 peer-reviewed articles in medical and scientific journals and is approved for cosmetic use in some 78 countries.
Treatments are fast — and there’s no downtime
Botox injections are performed in our office with no need for sedation. Injections take moments, and you can complete your entire treatment in less than a half-hour. Before treatment, we determine the best placement for your injections based on your facial anatomy to help you get the results you’re seeking. After the injections, you can return to your regular activities immediately, without any downtime. Any minor redness or tenderness will dissipate quickly, and you can apply ice gently to the area to reduce any residual discomfort.
Opt for an expert
The experts at Smile Design Manhattan have extensive experience in administering Botox, ensuring you a natural look. Who performs your treatment is critical. Visible ripples, shiny foreheads, and frozen look are indications of Botox that’s been poorly administered. When expertly administered, patients should not lose the ability to show expression.
You can combine Botox with dermal fillers
Many patients opt to have Botox treatments along with dermal fillers to address both dynamic and static wrinkles in the upper face and around the mouth, nose, and chin, offering a kind of “mini facelift,” but without any of the risks (or cost) of surgery.
Regular touch-ups are all it takes to maintain your results
You can maintain that smooth, youthful appearance with regular touch-up injections of Botox. Most women and men benefit from touch-up injections every four months. Your treatment schedule can be adjusted to suit your specific goals, so you always look and feel great.
When you’re ready to minimize those pesky frown lines and crows’ feet with Botox, call us at 646-328-4401 to schedule your appointment. You can also quickly and conveniently book online.