Holidays are a time for gatherings and parties, and that means lots of photos, videos, and social media posts. It’s only natural to want to look your best. But if you have lines and wrinkles like most of us, you're probably looking for a simple and dependable way to smooth them before the holidays officially begin. The good news: Botox® could be just what you’re looking for.
Botox is, by far, the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. In fact, every year, millions of people turn to Botox to smooth lines and wrinkles on their forehead, near their eyes, and around their mouths, helping them look more youthful while reducing the “stressed-out” look.
Located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York City, Adult and Pediatric Dermatology helps every patient look and feel their holiday best with Botox treatments aimed at tackling the ravages of time. Here’s how a little Botox can help you reap big rewards this holiday season.
Botox is designed to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles — lines that form as a result of repeated facial movements. These include wrinkles that form between your brows, across your forehead, around your eyes, and near your mouth and jaw area.
Sometimes referred to as a neuromuscular agent or a neuromodulator, Botox acts on the nerves that control muscle movements, specifically the movements that create dynamic wrinkles over time. When injected into these muscles, Botox temporarily blocks the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. When the muscles don’t contract, they don’t tug on your skin, eliminating wrinkles.
One of the keys to getting the best results from Botox is to work with a provider with significant expertise in Botox treatment, so you can avoid over-treatments that can leave you looking stiff or unnatural. Dr. Michael Paltiel of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology and his team tailor every Botox treatment to suit your goals for beautiful and natural-looking results.
Many people opt to combine Botox treatments with dermal filler injections. While Botox works on dynamic wrinkles, fillers “plump up” static wrinkles that form as a result of aging, genetics, and other factors. When used together, Botox and fillers can achieve a “liquid facelift” effect that can help your whole face look more youthful and rejuvenated.
Once you and your provider have decided that Botox is the right choice for your goals, your treatment plan is mapped out for optimal placement of your injections. Botox treatment takes just a few moments per treatment area.
Prior to your injections, you can choose to have a topical anesthetic applied to your skin. Botox needles are extremely thin, and most people say they feel a “pinching” sensation during treatment. If you're very sensitive to needles, a topical anesthetic will numb your skin so your treatment will be more comfortable.
After treatment, you can return to your regular activities without any downtime. You might have some mild redness or swelling near the injection sites, just as you’d have with any injection. These effects clear up quickly, though.
One of the reasons why Botox is so popular is because you can see your results quickly. Typically, you’ll notice a decrease in your lines and wrinkles within a few days, with maximum benefits occurring within 2-4 weeks.
If you want to look your best for your holiday parties, having treatment now is a great choice. Plus, with regular Botox treatments, you can maintain your results and continue to enjoy a smoother and more youthful complexion.
Botox is a great choice for helping you look your best this holiday season and all year round, too. To learn more about Botox, call 315-860-1185 or book an appointment online with Zina Goldvekht of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology of Forest Hills today.