Written by Dr. Ellen Gendler
One of the most popular, well known, and widely used cosmetic treatments, Botox injections, have been helping to smooth facial wrinkles since the early nineties. In recent years, Botox has also been used to treat neck spasms, migraine headaches, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and TMJ disorders.
Here in Manhattan, Dr. Ellen Gendler is a leading expert in the use of Botox and frequently trains other dermatologists and physicians on its use. She even helped formulate the consensus guidelines for Botox use in the US, showing her extensive experience and knowledge in Botox and other anti-wrinkle injections.
Botox, also known as onabotulinumtoxinA, is a prescription medicine that is injected into the muscles of the face with a very fine needle. The neuromuscular signals from the muscles are blocked by the Botox, which restricts the muscles from constricting and relaxes them to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Dr. Gendler uses Botox to treat moderate to severe wrinkles in the upper face, including:
Botox is a highly safe and effective anti-wrinkle treatment, appropriate for practically anyone who wishes to reduce the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles. However, you may not be able to have botox if:
Your Botox treatment generally takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the number of the areas treated. Within days, you will begin to see an improvement, with results lasting approximately four months. Individual results may vary, as everyone metabolizes Botox differently. After repeated injections, the effects of Botox are often more long-lasting because muscles are re-trained to move differently, so be sure to talk to Dr. Gendler to determine when to schedule your next appointment.
You may experience some temporary bruising at the injection site, though this can be easily concealed with makeup.
Dr. Gendler develops personalized treatment plans for each of her patients in order to help them look and feel their best. A board-certified dermatologist, she is loved by her patients for her personable manner and expert knowledge. You’ll walk out of her Manhattan office feeling youthful and radiant.
For more information about Botox treatments in New York City, contact Gendler Dermatology today at (212) 288-8222 to schedule a consultation.
Botox pricing varies depending on how many areas are treated and how much Botox is needed to accomplish the desired result.
No anesthesia is required for Botox, though rarely some patients request topical numbing cream prior to their procedure.
While Botox produces visible results, you will still be able to frown, look surprised or make other facial expressions. When administered by an experienced injector, Botox will not radically change your appearance or make you look as if you’ve ‘had work done’.