Robert M. Schwarcz, MD
Cosmetic Surgery & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Scarsdale, NY
If you’re bothered by fine lines and wrinkles, you don’t have to live with them as a simple, noninvasive treatment is within reach. Dr. Schwarcz offers injections to reduce signs of aging, creating a more youthful apearance.
Dysport®, Daxxify®, and Botox® are cosmetic injectables that reduces facial wrinkles associated with frowning, smiling, laughing, and other expressions. These injections contain botulinum toxin, which weakens the facial muscles responsible for many fine lines. It may also increase collagen production.
This is a simple aesthetic procedure that can produce dramatic anti-aging results.
ARE INJECTIONS RIGHT FOR ME
If you are trying to acheive a more youthful appearance without surgery or downtime, injections might be the solution. To find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Schwarcz reviews your medical history and examines your skin. These injections can reduce lines and wrinkles near or on your:
Dr. Schwarcz also utilizes this procedure to lift the brow, sometimes called a "Botox Brow Lift".
In addition to aesthetic correction, this treatment can be quite effective to reduce excessive sweating, migraines, involuntary muscle contractions or spasms, eye twitching, and the appearance of lazy eye.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR INJECTIONS
To get ready for a procedure, please inform Dr. Schwarcz about any medications or supplements you might be taking and any health conditions you might have. Medication includes muscle relaxants, sleep aids, allergy medications, and blood thinners. Dr. Schwarcz will proceed with a consultation to find the best course of action based on what you are trying to acheive. A topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area prior to your injection to optimize comfort.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE INJECTION
During procedures, Dr. Schwarcz gently inserts a tiny needle just beneath your skin into facial muscles in the areas of concern. He injects the toxin at targeted sites to give you the most effective, natural-looking outcome.
The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes, after which you will ice for a few minutes to help reduce any potential swelling. You are advised to avoid touching or massaging treated areas after your injections to avoid shiftiing the product out of place.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE
There is no downtime after injections, so you can resume a normal routine right away, though you should avoid strenuous activity until the following day. The most common side effects are injection site swelling and bruising which could last up to a few days. Cold compress packs can be used for swelling.
It may take up to seven days to see the effects of the injections. Dysport and Botox offer results lasting 2-4 months, and treatment 3-4 times per year is recommended for the best results. The effects of Daxxify can last up to nine months, and it is recommended to be performed twice a year.