As time passes, our skin shows the natural, inevitable signs of aging – wrinkles, sagging, sun damage. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures available at our practice allow you to smooth lines and wrinkles, raise sunken areas, reduce blemishes and scarring, tighten sagging skin, treat spider veins, and generally produce fresh, glowing skin so you can look as young and rejuvenated as you feel. Please review some of our treatments and products below.
When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested services. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow's feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, and lines on the neck.
BOTOX® is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a purified protein that acts as a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent. Originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX® was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value.
Physicians have been using BOTOX® injections for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. The medication relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. When injected in small doses in specific areas, BOTOX® injections block the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. In this way, BOTOX® smoothes the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry.
A good candidate for BOTOX® treatment may be anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Men and women considering BOTOX® treatment should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. At his practice in New York City NY, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly discuss your goals and present all options available during your consultation.
Using a very fine needle, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. In order to minimize any discomfort from the injections, a topical anesthetic is placed on the areas to be injected. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, the BOTOX® treatment allows you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
Immediately following the BOTOX® treatment, there may be a mild amount of redness at the injection sites, but this resolves shortly and may be concealed with cosmetics. Mild bruising is uncommon, and occurs mostly in patients who are taking aspirin or another medication that predisposes to bleeding. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within two days, with continued improvement over the next five days. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last from four to six months, after which time the muscles will begin to function. Repeat injections are performed as muscle function returns.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will relax the muscles in your face and neck, giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance. For optimum results, many patients choose to use BOTOX® in conjunction with Juvéderm or Restylane, a facelift or eyelid lift, skin rejuvenation therapy, and/or laser skin resurfacing.
Some patients are concerned that they will look expressionless or strange. The answer is absolutely not!at his practice in New York City NY, Dr. Schwartz is intimately familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic, having successfully treated hundreds of patients at his office. He takes the time to talk with each patient before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s), so they can have smoother, younger looking faces.
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects caused by BOTOX® are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. In rare cases, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur. Any risk of complications can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician.
Hyperhidrosis is a common condition that involves excessive sweating on certain parts of the body, including the face, hands, feet and underarms. Patients with this condition often need prescription-strength antiperspirants to control sweating, and may have to change clothes frequently or avoid wearing certain fabrics.
However, now patients with hyperhidrosis can receive BOTOX injections to control excessive underarm sweating. BOTOX injections block the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, significantly reducing the amount of sweat produced. Most patients notice a dramatic reduction in underarm sweating within just four weeks, with results lasting for more than six months. While symptoms will gradually return, patients can maintain their results by seeking routine follow-up treatments.
If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX in New York City, call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.