Smooth away unsightly fine lines and wrinkles with Botox injections and dermal fillers from Manhattan Skin & Laser Centers!
What Causes Wrinkles?
Imagine folding a piece of paper: “folding” that paper in the same place repeatedly creates a permanent crease that’s thinner and weaker than the surrounding paper. The same thing happens to your skin; as muscles contract repeatedly across your face, over time the skin thins at “folds,” creating fine lines, wrinkles, and facial creases. The areas of your face that show the most expression—your mouth, nose, eyes, and forehead—are the most susceptible to developing prominent wrinkles that just get deeper through the years. And, as if that isn’t enough, our faces lose fat as we age. While you don’t want fat on your hips and thighs, you do want a bit of fat in your face to give it volume and help fill the creases. Fat loss from your face can create hollows under your eyes and highlight and deepen wrinkles around your mouth, nose, and eyes.
One of the best tools available for smoothing away wrinkles and filling the spaces left by fat loss is Botox injections and dermal fillers.
Botox is a neuromodulator solution made up of the Botulinum toxin. It acts as a temporary nerve blocker, relaxing and weakening the contracted muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox is injected directly into the skin to fill the spaces created by wrinkles and volume loss. If you go back to the paper analogy, Botox performs two functions: first, it prevents the paper (or skin) from being able to fold along the old familiar crease by blocking the nerves, and second, it gently fills the crease (or wrinkle) so that is no longer as visibly thin and weak. On paper, the crease looks less noticeable; on skin, the combination of Botox injections and the skin’s natural ability to regenerate results in noticeably smoother skin.
What does Botox® improve?
- Expression lines
- Lines between and around the eyes
- Lines on the forehead
- Crow’s feet and under-eye depressions
- Lines along the neck
- Smile marks, around the outside of the mouth
- Wrinkles and lines around the nose (sometimes known as “Bunny Lines”)
Is Botox® painful?
Botox® is non-invasive and is simply administered in a small shot with minimal discomfort. If you’d like, we can numb the area with a small amount of anesthetic, but that’s generally unnecessary.
What are the Results?
Results can be seen almost instantly and can be expected to reach their peak after about 24 hours. Botox® needs to be repeated every 6-12 months in order for patients to maintain results, however after repeated sessions patients may experience more permanent results.
Contact us today if you’d like to try Botox® and relieve those unwanted wrinkles and expression lines. We’re here to answer all your questions, including inquiries about Botox prices in NYC.
Before & After