To diminish the effects of aging and reduce lines, wrinkles, and loose skin on the forehead and upper face, Housel Dermatology, P.C. in Liverpool, NY is pleased to offer BOTOX to Syracuse area patients.
This facial rejuvenation treatment offers amazing results and board-certified dermatologist Joseph P. Housel, M.D. provides it for many of his patients. This injectable can dramatically improve facial wrinkles, which come from making facial expressions and muscle contractions on the forehead. These facial lines may or may not go away when the face is relaxed. This muscle relaxer is a purified strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the underlying tissue and muscle. To ease the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is carefully injected to relax and soften the skin. This specific injection is most commonly administered between the brows where the number "11" appears, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and throughout the forehead.
BOTOX injections are used for patients who hope to diminish and soften the visible look of wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if wrinkles have not yet formed — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is an effective noninvasive solution if you have obvious forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows. It is also a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you experience more severe or deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be recommended by Dr. Housel.
BOTOX injectable treatments are available as an outpatient procedure right in Housel Dermatology, P.C.'s office. If it is your first time to visit our office in Liverpool, NY to get BOTOX, know that we often perform the treatment on the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Housel. You will be asked to make a number of expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us see where the injections need to be placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help prevent bruising and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not needed. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, after which you may return to your usual routine almost immediately.
What to Expect
Following the BOTOX injection, you are allowed to return to your normal schedule, although strenuous activities, like exercise, should be postponed for a minimum of a day. You will be advised to sleep with your head propped up for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face might look red, swollen, or bruised for a couple of days, but you should not have any serious or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it takes around a week before the final results of BOTOX become clear. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to make a follow-up appointment at Housel Dermatology, P.C. to refresh your face.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day – 2 Weeks
- How Long It Takes
- 15 Min
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX, you can smile, frown, laugh, and make any face you want without causing wrinkles. To smooth lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule a consultative appointment with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Housel in Liverpool, NY to discover more about this revolutionary, nonsurgical wrinkle relaxer.