What is BOTOX? 

BOTOX is among the most popular of all injectables, and for a good reason – it works. However, for results that appear refreshed and natural, you need your injections to be performed by a skincare expert with an exceptional level of experience, and who understands how to inject BOTOX correctly.

How does BOTOX work? 

BOTOX in NYC works by halting the constant facial motions that cause deep wrinkles and lines. As your facial muscles contract, over and over, your skin will eventually develop lines and creases across the forehead, crow’s feet around your eyes, or other signs of aging skin related to your expressions. The art of injecting BOTOX is to ensure a precision treatment that treats the correct muscle strands with the right quantity of the product, allowing the skin to smooth.

The results of a professional BOTOX treatment are a younger, refreshed, healthy look. BOTOX is FDA-approved, and the treatment requires only minutes to complete. The active ingredient works to temporarily reduce muscle activity in the targeted area. It is a purified protein that blocks the nerve signals to specific muscle strands for a smoother, more youthful facial look.

Am I a candidate for BOTOX?

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may be an ideal candidate for professional BOTOX injections in New York:

  • Deep lines across your forehead
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines etched between your brows

What should I look for in a BOTOX provider?

When searching for a BOTOX provider in NYC, you want to ensure you are treated by a board-certified, licensed medical provider who has extensive experience with the product. When performed with meticulous care, no other person should be able to tell you were treated with this incredible injectable. At Alinea Medical Spa, we are proud to be known for our precision approach and the beautiful results we achieve with BOTOX injections – fresh and renewed, and very natural.

After BOTOX injections: What is the recovery time?

BOTOX takes several days to activate, and it can take up to a week before results become visible. Immediately after the injections, you may have a slightly reddened look at the injection sites or tiny bumps. To avoid bruising, do not take any over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin, and avoid blood-thinning supplements before your treatment.

The rules for recovery are:

  • Do not touch or massage your face
  • No workouts for 24 hours
  • Avoid saunas or intense heat

How long does BOTOX last?

To maintain a refreshed, youthful look, you will need to have injections every three to four months, although this varies. Many people who undergo regular BOTOX injections find that the results can last longer with time. The results can take five to seven years off your appearance and are very rewarding!

BOTOX FAQ 

How is BOTOX different from dermal fillers?

BOTOX contains a purified substance that forces the muscles to relax, which minimizes lines and wrinkles caused by the muscles that make facial expressions. Dermal fillers add fullness to hollow or sunken areas, which also firms and contours sagging skin. This helps improve the appearance of wrinkles, but dermal fillers are not wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX.

Is BOTOX painful?

A numbing agent can be applied to help reduce discomfort, but even without it, pain is minimal because the needle used is so fine. With expert applications, some patients do not even notice when the injections are done. Patients who do feel it describe the sensation of a little pinch.

How much does BOTOX cost?

BOTOX prices vary depending on how much is needed or how many areas are treated. The range is usually between $250-$500 per treatment area.

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