Is Botox Right for You?
By Dr. Patricia McCormack, M.D., F.A.A.D.
January 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Procedure
Tags: Botox  

As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, Botox is highly effective in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the neck and face. It uses the botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that’s capable of relaxing the muscles responsible for forming wrinkles, in turn, smoothening the skin.

Here at Patricia C. McCormack MD in our Linden, NY, Point Pleasant Beach, NY, and Staten Island, NY, offices, our dermatologist Dr. Patricia McCormack uses Botox injections to temporarily smoothen the look of frown lines, crow’s feet, skin bands found on the neck, and forehead furrows. We also use Botox injections for temporarily resolving excessive sweating.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?

Only a thorough consultation with your dermatologist can truly determine whether Botox is right for you. In general, however, your dermatologist will consider the following factors when deciding if Botox is suitable for you:

  • You have wrinkles and lines on your face that are noticeable.
  • Your wrinkles are in areas where Botox is effective.
  • Your overall health is in good condition.
  • Your expectations of the results are realistic.
  • You want to address excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis.

The Botox Experience

The procedure will be performed by your dermatologist in our Staten Island, NY, Linden, NY, or Point Pleasant Beach, NY, office. The entire treatment could be completed in less than an hour depending on how many injections you’re getting done. Your dermatologist will use a very tiny needle for injecting Botox into problematic muscles. The number of Botox injections you’ll receive will be based on the severity of the lines and wrinkles you want to address.

Once finished, you can go about your daily activities. You just need to avoid disturbing the injection sites to ensure that the toxin stays in that area and prevent it from migrating to other parts of the face. Expect some minor bruising in the injected areas as well.

In most cases, results will be noticeable in just a couple of days. Expect to see the full results in a week, and the effects to last four to six months. Routine touchups are required to maintain the results.

Reach Out to Us To Learn How You Can Benefit From Botox Injections

Schedule an evaluation here at Patricia C. McCormack MD with your dermatologist Dr. Patricia McCormack in our Staten Island, NY, Linden, NY, or Point Pleasant Beach, NY. Call our Staten Island office at (718) 698-1616, Linden office at (908) 925-8877, or our Point Pleasant Beach office at (732) 295-1331.