Botox® can smooth your wrinkles to meet an individual goal or as part of a full facial rejuvenation at MUG. Daniel Mug, DMD, provides cosmetic injections like Botox alongside various cosmetic dental services at the office in Midtown Manhattan. If you’re interested in finding out what Botox injections can do for you, call the New York City office, or request an appointment online today.
Botox is a cosmetic injectable for healthy adults who want to soften some of their wrinkles and lines. A brand name product, Botox largely contains a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that affects motor nerves.
Motor nerves cause muscles to move, as opposed to sensory nerves that allow you to feel sensations like touch or pain. Botulinum toxin does not affect your sensory nerves, and it does not directly affect the muscles (only the motor nerves in them).
After your injections, Botox lasts for about three or four months before your wrinkles gradually reappear. The small doses dissolve safely in your tissues, but you can re-up with injections regularly at MUG.
With time and repeated injections, your wrinkles may appear less prominent overall as the treatment trains them to relax.
With Dr. Mug, you talk about your desired Botox results during a consultation. While Botox has several different uses, Dr. Mug uses it to treat wrinkles and fine lines associated with repeated muscle movements. Some of the most common of this variety are:
Botox will not affect wrinkles that come from sun damage or gravity alone. If you’re also interested in smoothing some of the wrinkles that Botox can’t treat, Dr. Mug might suggest getting Juvéderm® Ultra or Ultra Plus fillers.
Once you get your first Botox procedure, each follow-up procedure is predictable. Botox injections only take a few minutes, so they won’t disrupt your day.
However, for at least a week before your scheduled appointment, you should try to avoid drinking alcohol and taking any medications that cause your blood to get thinner, like aspirin. That minimizes bruising after your procedure.
You won’t need any anesthesia with Botox, as the procedure is comfortable enough without it. Dr. Mug uses a very fine needle that minimizes potential discomfort. Once in place, the Botox takes 3-7 days to take its full effect.
Dr. Mug briefly goes over your medical history at your initial consultation and tells you if Botox isn’t your best option for any reason. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease, Botox injections may not be the safest option for you.
Schedule your consultation for Botox at MUG over the phone or use the online booking tool today.