BOTOX®, Dysport and Xeomin
Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan
BOTOX® Cosmetic has revolutionized the cosmetic industry. Because of the effectiveness of this injectable treatment at reducing the appearance of some wrinkles, people have come around to understanding the potential of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. In recent years, BOTOX® Cosmetic alternatives Dysport and Xeomin have entered the market with slightly different formulas that are essentially equivalent.
This page explains a little about how BOTOX® Cosmetic works and what types of wrinkles it can treat, but it cannot tell you what type of results you can expect. To see the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic, please call (888) 610-3133 or email us to schedule an appointment at Juva Skin and Laser Center in central Manhattan.
How BOTOX® Works
We are all familiar with the sensation of muscle memory, how we teach our muscles to automatically do complex tasks without our consciously controlling every single motion. You know how when you learned to swing a golf club or tennis racket, you had to think harder about it, but with practice your muscles have taken over many of the basics, allowing you to perform better with less mental effort.
Some facial wrinkles are a result of the same phenomenon. Our facial muscles contract so often as a result of facial expressions that they learn to anticipate these expressions and remain contracted, leading to facial folds and wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets the nerves controlling these muscles, causing the muscles to relax. The result is a temporary smoothing of wrinkles caused by overactive muscles. Over time, the nerves circumvent the intervention of BOTOX® Cosmetic, restoring your muscles to their full function.
Areas Where BOTOX® Is Used
BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin only affect wrinkles caused by overactive muscles. These include:
- Horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Vertical lines between the brows (glabellar lines)
- Crow's feet
- Lipstick or smoker's lines
Why Choose Juva Skin and Laser Center
BOTOX® Cosmetic is generally very safe, but most of the side effects are related to injector error. In selecting a practice for your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, find one where the doctors and staff are highly trained in the skin and facial anatomy. Experience also goes a long way to improving an injector's technique, so choose a practice where all injectors are highly experienced. At Juva Skin and Laser Center, our doctors and staff are trained and experienced in performing these injections. In fact, we train other doctors in performing them--doctors come from all over the world to take advantage of our expertise with cosmetic injectables.
To see for yourself the great results we can achieve with BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact us today for an appointment. Call us at (888) 610-3133.