Every year millions of people have Botox® injections to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on their foreheads and around their eyes. Richard Storm, M.D. P.C. offers Botox injections at his practices in Brooklyn Heights and Nassau County in Long Beach, New York, to help you look and feel your best. You should only have Botox injections from a licensed professional, so schedule an appointment with Dr. Storm today.
Botox is a neurotoxin approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your forehead, between your eyebrows, and around your eyes. It can also reduce excessive sweating, muscle spasms, crossed eyes, migraines, and chronic jaw pain.
Wrinkles form as your skin loses elasticity and isn’t able to bounce back to smoothness after you smile, frown, or make another facial expression. Botox temporarily blocks nerve signals from traveling to the small facial muscles that pull your skin into folds when you make a facial expression. Your facial muscles stop moving, and the skin covering them relaxes, allowing your fine lines and wrinkles to fade away.
Botox treatments usually take around 20 minutes, and you won’t need any time off to recover after your appointment. Dr. Storm begins by cleaning your face, applying a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort, and marking the locations for your injections.
Then, using a thin needle, he injects the Botox serum directly into the facial muscles responsible for the wrinkles and furrows in your skin. You should notice the results within a few days as your facial muscles stop moving and your skin relaxes and releases the wrinkles.
To maintain the effects of Botox injections, you may need to have treatments every four months or so. However, with continued use, your results should last longer so you can extend the time between your Botox injections.
You may notice some redness or mild tenderness after a Botox treatment, but you won’t need to take time off after your injections. You should avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your injections.
You should always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. The ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight accelerate the aging process in your skin and contribute to fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Additionally, make sure to use cleansers and moisturizers designed for your skin type, drink plenty of water, and get sufficient sleep.
If you’re interested in Botox injections, call Richard Storm, M.D. P.C. to schedule an appointment.