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BOTOX® Cosmetic is the number-one injectable in use today. A non-invasive treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic is very effective for helping patients achieve a younger, more refreshed appearance without surgery. The procedure is quick and safe, with no downtime, scarring, or risks associated with surgery. BOTOX® Cosmetic is composed of purified botulinum toxin protein that is injected into the specific muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. These injections reduce the activity of those muscles to soften lines and wrinkles and prevent their formation for a long-term treatment.
Skin Care at 5th Avenue is an Allergan Platinum Practice, making us a premier provider of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the top five percent of providers throughout the country.
Almost anyone who is unhappy with their appearance due to lines and wrinkles can be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Candidates should be 18 years of age or older and want to improve the appearance of:
Patients should also be in good health overall and should not be pregnant or nursing. BOTOX® Cosmetic may not be suitable for patients who have facial scarring or certain skin conditions, or those who have a neuromuscular disorder. If you are not a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Galitzin can work with you to find an alternative treatment that is more suitable.
Prior to treatment, you will meet with Dr. Galitzin for your initial consultation. He will discuss your goals with you and evaluate your potential treatment areas, carefully observing the movement of your facial muscles. Once he determines that BOTOX® Cosmetic is appropriate for your specific needs, your treatment can be scheduled. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed in our office by Dr. Galitzin. Treatment typically takes just 15 minutes. A topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment are to reduce discomfort; however, most patients experience minimal discomfort without the cream.
A thin needle is used to inject the solution into the appropriate muscles. The total number of injections you receive will depend on the areas that are being treated. Ice can be applied to the treatment area after your injections to minimize swelling and additional discomfort. You can return to your regular daily activities immediately following treatment, but you should avoid strenuous activities for at least 24 hours.
It can take up to ten days for your final results to be fully visible. It is important to remember that BOTOX® Cosmetic is a temporary treatment that will last three to four months on average. You will require additional treatments as the effects of the injection wear off in order to maintain your results.
If you have facial lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you feel, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be a great treatment solution. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Galitzin.