Botox Specialist
Art of Natural Beauty's Botox cosmetic treatment is proven to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in Brooklyn, New York. It works by preventing the muscles of the face from pulling skin into the expressions that create deep lines. Botox can also be used as a therapeutic to treat neck pain, reduce excessive sweating and even treat chronic migraines.

Botox/Dysport/Xeomin Q & A

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How does Botox work?

Many fine lines and wrinkles are caused by over­active facial muscles. Botox is an FDA-approved, safe neurotoxin that temporarily prevents abnormal muscle contractions by blocking nerve signals to the muscles in which it’s injected.

What areas can be treated?

Botox is approved to treat a variety of areas and concerns, including lines between the brows, frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and neck bands. Botox may also be used to reduce a bulky jaw line, lift the brow, correct an asymmetrical or “gummy” smile, and treat other facial concerns resulting from over-contracted muscles.

Beyond cosmetic use, Botox is approved for the treatment of excessive sweating in the underarms or palms of the hand, chronic neck pain and even can be used to treat certain kinds of chronic migraine pain. Botox for migraines reduces the painful muscle tension in the head, neck and shoulders associated with a migraine and can also help to prevent future migraines by blocking overactive nerves.

What are treatments like?

A skilled technician will numb the treatment area and then administer a controlled dose of Botox via a tiny needle to the overactive muscle. Discomfort is minimal. It is recommended to rest immediately following treatment, but, typically, normal activity can be resumed the same day. Heavy exercise should be avoided for 24 hours.

How soon are effects visible, and how long do they last?

Depending on the area treated and desired effect, Botox can last for months to a year. For wrinkle reduction and most standard Botox treatments, effects are often visible within three to five days, but it may take up to two weeks to reach maximum smoothing results. Jaw reduction results will start to be visible after a week, but it may take up to six weeks to see full results that will last up to a year. Excessive sweating is reduced within 48 hours and lasts up to a year. Botox treatment for migraines is typically administered every three months.

Botox / Xeomin

Botox is a medical grade procedure often used to smooth out facial tissue. It consists of a small dose of a neurotoxin injected via a fine needle to abnormal muscle. It is ideal for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. Besides its cosmetic effect Botox can also be therapeutic. It is used to treat neck pain, hyperhidrosis, and even chronic migraine. Botox is common for both male and female clients. 

How does it work?
Fine lines and wrinkles are often caused by over contraction of the muscle. When Botox is administered, it blocks the nerve signals for muscle contraction. 

Is there a recovery time?
There is no recovery time for this procedure. We recommend you lay down immediately after. 

Treatable areas may include: 

  • Glabella (unibrow area)
  • Frown lines/ Peri-oral lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Bunny Lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Neck bands
  • Chin extension
  • Jaw line adjustment
  • Brow lift
  • Smile correction
  • Sweat reduction (underarms or hands)

Frown Lines & Forehead
The physician will evaluate facial muscle patterns and access where injections may be most effective. The amount of units may vary per area. 

Perioral Lines
Perioral lines are often referred to as smoker's lip. These are the vertical lip lines around the upper and lower lips. These lines appear bolder during talking, drinking from a straw, and general lip pursing. Botox treatment in this area with will differ the appearance and also prevent the lines from becoming deeper. This treatment can also make the lips look fuller. This occurs because the muscle that wraps around the mouth is relaxed, gently averting the lips in a natural form. 

Brow Lift
Botox injections administered in specific sites can reshape the brows by giving them a lift and recovering the droopy or angry brow. A successful brow lift can round and open up the eyes. 

Crow's Feet
Today Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of crow's feet. These are the lateral canthal lines near your temples. A few tiny injections are administered at various sites to diminish these uncanny dynamic lines. Likewise botox can potentially correct misalignment of the eyes. It is commonly used to cure blepharospasm (better known as the twitchy eye). In some scenarios, Botox may be inject to under eye area alongside the crow's feet to lessen the appearance of bags. 

Smile Correction
Today, your smile is detrimental anywhere you go. In the work force, at social networking events, or just strolling in public, a perfect smile can brighten anyone's day. Often we encounter the "gummy smile." It occurs when you upper lip elevates too high up, exposing the gums of your teeth. The scientific explanation to this is a hyperactive muscle or simply a thin lip. 

Today, smile correction can be achieved by our qualified physicians. The approach is non-surgical and simply requires a small amount of Botox injected into the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip. The results will inhibit a natural and clean smile. For a fuller upper lip, lip augmentation with fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm may be incorporated. 

Jaw Reduction
Want to slim down your face and give it a softer appearance? By reducing the width of the jaw, a more attractive facial shape may be defined. This may be achieved with Botox by weakening the chewing muscle. 

How does Botox work here?
When the purified protein is injected into the jaw muscles on each side of the face, the muscle becomes partially relaxed. The uncontracting muscle will lose mass and size over time. 

Will I have problems chewing my food?
Although this is not common, some clients may experience exhaustion of the jaw for some time. However this is only temporary and will go away. 

Is the procedure painful?
Due to the very thin diameter of the needles, minimal to no discomfort is felt. 

What are the side effects after Botox Jaw Reduction procedure?
As with most cosmetic needle procedures, there is a slight chance of mild bruising or redness at the injection site. However one can proceed with normal activities thereafter. 

How long will it take to see noticeable results?
Within seven days, you will notice that your jawline looks softer. It may take up to six weeks to see a noticeable reduction in the jaw line that is guaranteed to last between six months to a little over a year. 

Excessive Sweating
Although perspiration is a normal bodily function, excessive sweating may be quite uncomfortable. The nervous system is where sweat arises. We have sweat glands throughout our bodies, however in particular areas they appear in high concentrations. Excessive sweating is medically diagnosed as Hyperhidrosis and is most commonly centered in the hands, feet, armpits, and genital regions. 

Hyperhidrosis occurs in 2-3% of Americans today. Fortunately, Botox may be used as a therapeutic treatment to resolve this issue. Botox works by blocking acetyl choline release at the nerve endings that stimulate the sweat glands. 

The results can last from 6-12 months. A sweat test is administered and Botox is injected into 10 to 15 sites. The procedure generally takes 20-30 minutes. 100 units are recommended by the FDA however this number may vary depending on the individual. 

How is Botox administered?
Via a very fine needle about 50 units of Botox are administered into each axilla. Normal activity can be immediately resumed, however heavy exercise should be avoided for several hours. 

When will Botox® take effect?
Sweating will be decreased by 90% within 48 hours and the full effect will be experienced within a week. You may also notice disappearance of odor associated with decreased sweating. 

When will Botox® take effect?
Sweating will be decreased by 90% within 48 hours and the full effect will be experienced within a week. You may also notice disappearance of odor associated with decreased sweating. 

How is Botox® administered?
Via a very fine needle about 50 units of Botox are administered into each axilla. Normal activity can be immediately resumed, however heavy exercise should be avoided for several hours. 

Migraine Headaches
Botox® injections for headaches administered into the forehead, neck, and shoulders where patients are experiencing pain and tension. It works by reducing muscle tension and thus lessening strain on the nervous system. Botox is known to not only can decrease stress on the nervous system in order to prevent migraines from developing, but it also lessens the severity of headaches by blocking pain receptors in nerve cells. 

For this purpose, multiple injections are administered in 12 week intervals and results can last up to 3 months.


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