New Year celebrations might be looking a little different for everyone this year, but the desire to start fresh and look one’s best as we ring in the new year hasn’t changed. There are many cosmetic options that you could select to rejuvenate your appearance before 2021, but one of the most well-known treatments might be your best option: Botox.
At Spring Street Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants offer the latest in medical and cosmetic dermatological treatments in our New York City offices. We provide our patients with non-invasive treatments that will produce beautiful, natural results, including Botox Cosmetic and Dysport injections.
Natural Results Your Friends Won’t Question
When seeing friends and family for the first time after a cosmetic treatment, you might be worried that they will notice your changes right away and want to ask questions. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are sometimes associated with creating a “frozen” appearance, which can happen when you go to an inexperienced injector for your treatment. By selecting a practice with board-certified medical professionals, you can trust you’ll receive enough product to correct your wrinkles, but not so much that your face will look unnatural.
During your consultation, our doctors will discuss the problem areas you’d like addressed to determine the best option for you. Both Botox and Dysport are mainly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that appear when you make certain facial expressions. As you age, these wrinkles remain even when your face is at rest. These products work by blocking nerve signals to the muscles being used to make these expressions, relaxing them and the skin covering them.
Results That Last into Next Season
You may be getting Botox or Dysport to start your new year with a fresh appearance, but the results will last beyond the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. Results from these injections typically last between 3-4 months, and even longer for some people, so your results could extend all the way into spring. You won’t have to worry about coming in for treatments again until the snow has melted and you’re ready to get out of your home to enjoy the warmer weather.
To maintain your results through the rest of the year, you can schedule your treatments ahead of time. We can help you create a treatment schedule at our SOHO, Tribeca, or Uptown offices in New York City so you can keep your fresh look as long as you’d like. You may also sign up for the Alle loyalty program so you can earn points and save on future treatments. To find more information about joining the Alle loyalty program, visit alle.com.
The Procedure Won’t Interrupt Your New Year Plans
Whether you’re busy with New Year’s plans or are trying to stay indoors as much as possible during the ongoing pandemic, you won’t have to sacrifice your time for your neuromodulator treatment sessions. Injections take about 15 minutes. We use the smallest possible needles for our injections, ensuring you stay comfortable during your treatment. Most patients say Botox and Dysport treatments are very tolerable, and some say they do not feel any discomfort at all. We provide topical numbing cream and other options to minimize discomfort.
This is a popular time to start treatments, so be sure to schedule your session as soon as you know when you are available. That way, you can be sure to get your treatment at the best time for you.
Treatments Now Can Minimize Wrinkles Later
Your dynamic wrinkles may not be very severe now, but starting treatments at the onset of facial wrinkles can help minimize their appearance later. Created by Allergan, Botox Cosmetic is used to relax facial muscles that tense up and create wrinkles, as is Dysport. By relaxing these muscles at the beginning of their formations of wrinkles, these muscles will create less intense or fewer wrinkles later in life. These wrinkles include:
- Frown lines (glabella)
- Crow’s feet (lateral orbital lines)
- Bunny lines (transverse nasal)
- Smoker’s lines (perioral lines)
- Forehead lines/horizontal forehead creases (frontalis muscle)
- Marionette lines (depressor anguli oris / trangularis muscles)
- Chin “dents” (mentalis dysfunction)
- Neck wrinkles
Get Botox or Dysport For More Than Just Wrinkles
Botox most commonly treats wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat other symptoms of aging:
- Gummy smile
- Enlarged masseter (chewing) muscle
- Platysma (neck) bands
If you have excess movement of your upper lip that reveals your teeth and excess gum tissue when you grin or laugh, you can receive a small amount of Botox to target the muscles that raise the upper lip, preventing full movement. This can significantly soften and improve a gummy smile.
Botox can also relax the masseter or chewing muscle. This muscle often becomes enlarged with age as it is frequently used. When injected with Botox, the muscle slims and creates a more contoured jawline.
Botox also treats neckbands–one of the more common signs of aging. These bands tend to become more visible as the delicate neck skin thins over time. We can inject Botox directly into the neck bands to weaken the muscles and minimize the appearance of the bands. When started early, Botox can prevent banding in the neck from worsening.
Know Your Options
If Botox and Dysport do not seem like the right treatments for you, you can try other cosmetic treatments we offer in our New York City offices:
- Fillers: Our doctors use hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane to augment the cheeks, reduce wrinkles, enhance lips, and give patients a natural, more youthful appearance.
- Laser Resurfacing: We have both ablative and non-ablative lasers, which can provide dramatic and more subtle results. We will help you select the best device for your treatment based on your goals and availability for recovery time.
- Microneedling/PRP: Also known as a “vampire facial,” this treatment stimulates the production of new collagen, which can tighten your facial skin, minimize fine lines and acne scars, and refresh your face’s appearance.
- Ultherapy: This treatment uses ultrasound technology to tighten skin by stimulating new collagen growth. Results gradually appear and improve over several months.
- Secret RF: This latest advancement in the treatment of wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scarring combines microneedling and radiofrequency technology to remodel and tighten facial tissue.
Schedule A Botox or Dysport Treatment in NYC Today
Don’t wait for the New Year to reveal a “new you.” Schedule a cosmetic injectables treatment or consultation at our SOHO, Tribeca, or Uptown offices today to start the new year as the best you that you can be.