New York City and Manhattan, NY
Do you have frown lines, crow’s feet around your eyes, or other unwanted facial wrinkles? While these are all normal signs of aging, some people are concerned and prefer not to have them. You can prevent or reverse these signs of aging by receiving Botulinum Toxin A, an injectable treatment from Drs. Debra Wattenberg and Ilyse Lefkowicz, board-certified dermatologists in Manhattan at NY Skin RX.
How do these injections work?
Don’t let the word “toxin” scare you. These treatments have been used safely for decades by cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists all over the world. The active ingredient is a purified protein medication, which can be administered by one of our New York City dermatologists in minutes, and the effects last as long as 4-5 months.
In addition to treating fine lines and wrinkles, Botulinum Toxin A also can be used to manage excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) by weakening the activity of the sweat glands. An injectable toxin can curtail excessive sweating for up to 6 months before a repeat treatment would be necessary.
What can I expect?
Each injection administered by one of our board-certified dermatologists delivers a very small amount of medication into a specific facial muscle. The protein binds with the nerve endings in the muscle, causing it to relax and smooth the corresponding wrinkles on the skin’s surface, giving you a natural look. Most toxins take 3-5 days to begin working.
After receiving a Botulinum Toxin A injection, occasionally patients may notice bruising at the injection site, but this can usually be concealed easily with makeup and will not last long. You may also experience a headache after receiving injections in the forehead area—especially if it is the first time you are receiving a treatment of this kind. However, you should be able to return to work and resume most activity immediately following the procedure. We recommend avoiding aspirin and anti-inflammatory medication for 7-10 days prior to the treatment.
NY Skin RX offers the following types of injectable toxins:
- Botox®: Used in both medical science and cosmetic procedures for many years, results of a Botox® injection usually last between 3-5 months. Botox® weakens the facial muscles, preventing them from the contractions that cause wrinkles, although resulting in a completely natural look. Botox® is used most often to correct the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Popular locations for Botox® injections include the forehead, between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” around the eyes, the chin and the neck.
- Dysport®: Using the same purified protein neurotoxin that serves as the active ingredient in Botox®, Dysport® yields similar results but without creating the “frozen” look commonly associated with Botox®. Ideal for targeting frown lines located between the eyebrows, Dysport® targets only the specific muscle being treated while the surrounding musculature maintains normal function.
- Xeomin®: This toxin is ideal for treating moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. The active toxin blocks the release of the chemicals that contract the muscles and cause these frown lines to form. As a result, the lines soften or completely fade in some cases.
Botox® in Manhattan
If you are interested in learning more about how injectable toxins can safely, and dramatically improve your looks and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, please contact NY Skin RX by calling (212) 288-3200 to schedule a consultation.
NY Skin RX provides state-of-the-art cosmetic and medical dermatology services to patients in New York City, as well as the Upper East Side of Manhattan.