Aloysius G. Smith, M.D.
Plastic Surgery & Medical Director located in Westchester County, Yonkers, NY
Every year in the United States, men and women receive more than 7 million Botox® injections to help them smooth out wrinkles and look younger. If you live in Yonkers, New York, and you’re considering Botox, Aloysius G. Smith, MD, PC, offers injections tailored to your individual needs. Serving Westchester County, Dr. Smith is a board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director, so you can rest assured that your health and safety are top priorities. Call today to book a consultation or use the online scheduler.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox is a cosmetic injectable that temporarily smoothes out lines and wrinkles in the upper portion of your face so you look younger, more awake, and rejuvenated. Botox is a way to ease the signs of aging so you still look natural.
How does Botox work?
When Dr. Smith injects Botox into specific points across your forehead, the outer corners of your eyes, and between your eyebrows, the botulinum toxin temporarily reduces the underlying muscle movement that leads to wrinkles. Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring substance that is highly purified for cosmetic use. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles in your forehead that have created lines and wrinkles after years of making the same facial expressions, like frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows.
Typically, you notice a difference in the appearance of facial lines in just 24-48 hours after receiving Botox, and the effect lasts up to four months or more. Once you achieve your desired results, Dr. Smith can recommend a treatment plan so you can maintain your younger-looking appearance.
What should I expect during my Botox appointment?
Botox injections are easily tolerated by most men and women. You may feel a slight pinch at the injection site, so if you’re concerned about pain, be sure to ask Dr. Smith and his team about how you can minimize pain with ice or a numbing agent before your injections.
Dr. Smith customizes your Botox treatment to smooth out crow’s feet and forehead lines. Typically, for crow’s feet, just three injections in the muscles that frame your eyes smooth out visible wrinkles. Forehead lines and frown lines typically take five injections each.
Depending on which areas you’re having treated, your appointment can take as little as 10 minutes before you’re on your way again. There’s no recovery time, so you can return to your daily activities after receiving Botox injections.
If you’re unhappy with the signs of aging across your forehead and around your eyes, Botox may be an ideal treatment. It can take years off your appearance so you look as young as you feel.
Call today to schedule a consultation or use the convenient online booking tool.