BOTOX® is one of the most popular wrinkle reduction treatments among our New York City patients, and with good reason: it has proven to be very effective when used to temporarily reduce or eliminate dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are creases in the skin that become visible when your face is animated. Some examples of dynamic wrinkles include:
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Unlike Juvéderm and other injectable fillers, which smooth away wrinkles by adding volume to your skin, BOTOX® works by blocking acetylcholine – a chemical trigger that makes your facial muscles contract. These muscle contractions are responsible for the formation of fine lines and wrinkles in your face. By blocking the nerve signals that tell your muscles to contract, BOTOX® allows them to relax, resulting in a drastic reduction of deep-set, dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX® is most commonly used to target:
Every year, BOTOX® Cosmetic remains one of the most popular wrinkle reduction treatments in America. The convenience and effectiveness of BOTOX® makes it easy to improve your look in a single 15-20 minute session, but BOTOX® results do not last forever. In order to keep enjoying the effects of BOTOX®, you will need to receive follow-up injections on a regular basis.
Every year, American patients receive over 4.5 million injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Despite its overwhelming popularity and history of success, some patients still have concerns about the safety of BOTOX®.
Like any medical treatment, BOTOX® comes with the risk for potential complications, but the vast majority of these side effects are minor, and the risk of suffering a serious side effect is extremely small.
Some of the side effects associated with BOTOX® include:
After the harsh winter months, you may be feeling that your face looks suddenly and surprisingly old. Your skin may be dry, damaged, blemished. Wrinkles may have appeared, whether from squinting and scowling into the wind or partly due to the damage your skin has suffered from the dry and punishing winter air.
Many parents have mixed emotions about sending the kids off to college. It is sad and hard to finally let the children go, especially the "baby" of the family. How can you not worry about the child who will no longer be sleeping at home and cannot ask you for help when he or she needs it? But saying goodbye to a child or children also represents a new beginning for many parents. This is your opportunity to start the third phase of your life, when you and your partner can enjoy the freedom that comes from having no children.
In mid-July Newsweek columnist Jessica Bennett re-ignited a long-simmering controversy about the impact of appearance on jobs, careers, and income. In combination with the column, the magazine published the results of its own survey of corporate hiring managers and members of the general public about the issue. The survey showed that fifty-seven percent of hiring managers believed qualified but unattractive candidates were likely to have a harder time getting a job.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released its annual round-up of statistics on plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the US last year. Although the report does not include any real suprises, it does still include some important information.
Much of the discussion about body image problems has been associated with women. Women, we are told, see images of models and actresses on billboards, magazines, and television, and often feel self-conscious by comparison. Women internalize media ideals of beauty, which leads to self-objectification (imagining themselves as a collection of body parts that are sexual objects, rather than as a human being), then to body surveillance (closer attention to their appearance) and body shame, which then drives them to seek to pursue the media-imposed ideal.