Many wrinkle lines in the upper face are not formed from the skin itself but are created by muscle tension. These include frown lines between the eyebrows, wrinkle lines across the forehead, and Crow’s feet that form during smiling or animation (rather than lines present at rest). The goal of a BOTOX treatment at Bass Plastic Surgery is to soften the wrinkles while preserving a natural expression. BOTOX is a purified form of the substance produced by botulinum bacteria called botulinum toxin type A. This medicine binds to the ends of nerve fibers, preventing them from sending a signal to the muscles they are connected to and resulting in relaxed muscles. Wrinkles, which are the result of muscle tension, can successfully be reduced by a BOTOX injection administered by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Bass. He invites all interested candidates to schedule a consultation at either his Great Neck or Manhattan, NY office.
During the initial consultation, our plastic surgeon will ask about each patient's concerns and goals to help them decide if BOTOX is the best treatment. Ideal candidates will have:
- Deep lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions
- Facial asymmetry, particularly around the eyebrows
- Wrinkles that make them look sad, tired, or mad
- Are not ready or do not want a facelift
"Dr. Bass is absolutely amazing. I have been a patient of his for about 15 years. My surgeries include a facelift and breast implants. No one can tell I had either done. I look beautiful and natural. He continues to treat my skin with Botox and fillers. I trust him. He is very caring, attentive, and addresses all my concerns."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 21, 2016
What to Expect
On arrival at our NY office, an anesthetic gel will be applied to the skin. This minimizes the discomfort of the injections. After approximately 20 minutes, the gel is removed and multiple small injections will be made in the areas to be treated. Patients must avoid bending, lifting, or exercising for 4 hours after treatment. A small amount of redness or swelling may result in the areas treated. This usually subsides within a few hours.
Over the next 4 – 7 days, the muscles slowly relax as the medicine takes effect. Softening or elimination of the wrinkles will follow. The degree of improvement varies depending on the severity of the wrinkles, the patient's skin type, and the duration the wrinkles have been present. The results usually last around 6 months and up to one year in some cases. Muscles may begin to activate prior to this time, but re-treatment is suggested when wrinkles being to reappear.
Smile Without the Lines
Make all the facial expressions you want without worrying about creating wrinkles that make you look older and tired by scheduling BOTOX sessions. Injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments with BOTOX Cosmetic will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. Schedule a consultation at Bass Plastic Surgery in New York, NY today.