If you’ve noticed unwanted wrinkles and creases appearing on your face, the thought of getting Botox injections has probably already crossed your mind. Botox is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in NYC today. You’ve probably heard at least one friend or family member rave about the results of their Botox injections.
You’re reading this page because you’re curious about whether Botox could work for you. As one of the best Botox doctors in NYC, Dr. Sunanda Chugh is the best person to help you make an informed decision about this safe and effective treatment.
What Botox Treats
If you’re looking for a wrinkle treatment in NYC, Botox may be your best option. Botox can be used to treat very specific and targeted areas of aging on the face. It is a localized treatment that works to minimize lines and wrinkles in the area where it is injected. Some of the most common areas of the face that we treat with Botox are:
- Vertical lines/frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead or worry lines
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Smoker’s lines (vertical lines around the lips)
- Around the eyebrows to provide a gentle lift
- Gummy Smile
- Corners of mouth for downturned smile
- Dimpling of the chin (“peach pit” chin or peu D’Orange chin)
- Vertical neck bands
How Botox Works
Botox is a purified protein that comes from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. When it is injected into a muscle, it stops the nerve impulse from reaching the muscle, thus preventing it from contracting as strongly. This causes the muscle to weaken and relax, allowing the overlying skin to soften and causing wrinkles in the area to disappear. Botox has been in use for many years and is approved by the FDA for the treatment of areas such as the glabellar wrinkles (frown lines) and crow’s feet.
What to Expect During a Botox Treatment Session
Dr. Chugh uses a tiny needle to inject small amounts of Botox into your skin and/or muscles. The number of injections she administers will depend upon the size of the area being treated and the strength of the targeted muscle. It usually takes about 5 minutes to administer Botox injections.
After receiving a Botox wrinkle treatment in NYC, most of our patients resume their normal routines immediately. You should avoid rubbing the treated area as this may cause the product to move to nearby muscles. Some patients experience minor redness or bruising at the injection site, which can be covered with makeup.
The results of Botox are typically seen within 3 to 10 days. You can expect the results to be maintained for about 3 to 4 months before you need a touch up. Some of our New York patients who have been receiving Botox for several years report that the results last longer and find they are able to extend the interval between injections up to 4 – 5 months.
Dr. Chugh Explains How Botox Helps Prevent Signs of Aging
Exceedingly popular in NYC, Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatments available today. Contrary to popular belief, the Botox protein itself is not a poison as it has been modified extensively into a pure form with a very dilute concentration. When injected properly into the muscle, it does not enter other areas of the body. To increase the safety of this treatment, we encourage patients to only undergo Botox with a physician who is experienced in administering the product. At Anand Medical Spa, we do not use nurses or physicians assistants to administer Botox injections. Dr. Chugh is the only person who provides Botox to our NYC clientele.
Botox Consultation in NYC
If you’re ready to learn more about how Botox can rejuvenate your appearance, we encourage you to contact us today to set up an initial consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Chugh will answer any questions you may have. She will also assess your face and help you determine whether Botox can provide the results you desire.
If you are coming in for a consultation and/or treatment, please make sure to read the pre-treatment instructions.
Botox® vs. Dermal Fillers
For many people, Botox® and dermal fillers are the first line of defense when it comes to addressing signs of aging. If you are considering one of these treatments, you may be curious to understand how they compare. At Anand Medical Spa in NYC, Dr. Chugh often recommends one or both of these non-surgical treatments to her patients. The table below provides a high level comparison of the treatments. During your initial consultation for Botox at our NYC medical spa, Dr. Chugh will help you decide which treatment – or combination of treatments – will best meet your needs.
(Botox® and Dysport®)
|How it Works||Injections (containing purified Botulinum toxin A) administered to temporarily relax facial muscle responsible for wrinkles.||Injections (containing hyaluronic acid,poly-L-lactic Acid, etc) administered to various areas of the face to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles and improve facial harmony.|
|Duration of Treatment||5-10 minutes||15-20 minutes|
|When are results seen?||Botox – Initial onset within 3 -5 days; full results within 10-14 days.
Dysport – Initial onset in 1 -2 days; full results within 10-14 days.
|Initial results seen immediately; optimal results seen within 1-2 weeks after product has settled.|
|Length of Results||3 to 4 months||6 to 24 months|
|Cost||Cost is based on the number of units needed, which varies based on the strength of the muscle and area injected. Price reviewed after your consultation.||Cost is based on the type of filler used and the number of syringes required. Price reviewed after your consultation.|