Dr. Steven H. Dayan is one of the country’s foremost experts on Botox and cosmetic surgery. He has accomplished significant research and numerous published articles, including a “how to” manual for medical professionals about the injectable treatments BOTOX® and Restylane. Dr. Steven H. Dayan is also recognized by his peers as an educator and leader in the field of injectables; he is one of the few physicians selected nationwide as a National Education Faculty member by Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX®. If you are interested in BOTOX® or just want to learn more, we invite you to contact us.
What can I expect following the Botox treatment?
Botulinum exotoxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is an inhibitor of neuromuscular activity. It blocks the communication between the nerve fiber and the muscle preventing contraction and temporally relaxing the muscle. Botulinum toxin is a safe, effective, and proven method for treating fine lines and wrinkles. Its safety is well established, as it has been used therapeutically for over 20 years. Known as the wrinkle remover.
Is Botox for me?
If you desire a slight improvement in your look or a “cleaning up” of age-related wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be for you. It has become a superb option for the patient hesitant to undergo surgery, yet wants to erase the deep creases and furrows of the face. By relaxing the muscles that cause these wrinkles, you can rid yourself of the heavy tension look or remove a misrepresented, tired and angry appearance. Patients appreciate its subtle improvement and are pleased when their acquaintances are not quite sure why they look better. Following Botox treatments, you can expect to appear more relaxed and rested. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also commonly used to reduce the heavy vertical creases between the eyebrows, flatten deep forehead wrinkles, and smooth out the crow’s feet area of the eyes. Newer areas that are being treated include the age-defining wrinkles around the mouth, nose and the thick muscle bands of the neck.
When will I see the results and how long will it last?
You can generally expect to see results in 3-5 days, although it may take as long as two weeks. Most people can expect to enjoy the benefits for 3-4 months, and some people will see results lasting up to 6 months.
What is the future of Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic’s indication continues to expand. Currently BOTOX® is used to reduce excessive underarm and palm sweating, and is it also being used in adjunction to surgical and laser procedures.
Relief from migraine headaches is a new and interesting indication for BOTOX® Cosmetic, as several innovative ideas continue to be developed for BOTOX® Cosmetic use. Its safety and convenience assures it is here to stay.
Botox Treatment Recovery Care
We are continuously dedicated to giving our patients the attention they deserve during their period of recovery. Our Botox patients will have complimentary access to our fully stocked touch-up bar to restore their make-up prior to returning to work. It is important that we make your Botox recovery time as convenient as possible. For more information about Botox recovery, head over to our recovery care page.
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