botox ® Injections
botox® injections on long island
Botox injections affect small muscles of the upper face and forehead. Contraction of these muscles causes fine lines and wrinkles. When facial muscles contract, a crease is formed in the skin above the contracting muscle. Wrinkles above the nose, forehead, and about the eyes render an older aged appearance. Botox® prevents these muscles from contracting. Thus, Botox® reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
What is botox®
Botox injections relax muscles by, preventing a nerve from firing. Therefore, Botox renders the muscle flaccid. Thus, Botox® prevents wrinkle formation by relaxing facial muscles.
The ability of Botox® to render muscles flaccid makes the drug a popular treatment for spasticity of muscles which it has been used for since 1980. Dr. Messina is an injection expert, residency trained specifically for neuromodulators like Botox® since 1989. This training plus years of injection experience make Dr. Messina one of Long Islands best injectors.
Botox® had a high margin of safety and the reliable results and improvement in appearance make Botox® the most popular cosmetic treatment to date.(.1)
What are botox units ?
Botox® like any medication is measured in dosages. Botox® dosing is measured in units as opposed to milligrams. So, what is a unit of Botox? A unit of Botox or Dysport is simply the dose.
The number of Units required is based on the size of the area being treated, your severity of lines and wrinkles, and sex (men require more Botox). The average number of Botox units is as follows:
Glabellar Complex ( 11 lines) 20u / Forehead 10-20u / Crow’s Feet 2-10 per side
Enjoy my Youtube video which discusses Botox and Dysport
Is Botox Safe?
Botox®, a treatment for muscle spasticity since 1979 is safe and effective. However, coupled with the current use for cosmetic purposes makes Botox the most in demand injectable with billions of doses administered. Botox has a long record of safety.
Distal spread beyond the injection site is possible with Botox® as stated in the commercials. However, Botox® may spread distally when treating muscle spasm and not during cosmetic purposes..
The reason for this spread is dosage for spasm is significantly higher than we use for cosmetic purposes.
Headaches and bruising are the most common side effects of Botox® injections.
what can i expect after during and after my Botox® injections : long Island
Dr. Messina has over 30 years of injection experience uses ultra- fine needles when injecting your Botox®. In fact, the first time Dr. Messina injected Botox on Long Island was in 1989. However, that time the Botox units were for muscle spasticity. Moreover, Botox breaks muscle spasms.
Using micro-needles significantly reduces any discomfort from Botox® injections. Microneedles remove the need for topical anesthetics.
Dr. Messina will wipe all areas clean with alcohol and mark the locations where you muscle activity is present and inject small doses specifically suited to your needs.
A Botox® treatment requires less than 10 minutes. Initially the injection sites will be raised slightly but that resolves in under a half hour. Enough time for one to return to work and nobody will notice.
It takes on average three days to notice a reduction of muscle contractions after injection of Botox®, by six days motion is extremely limited with the full effect at fourteen days.
The effects of Botox® will last on average 3 1/2 to 4 months.
WHAT ARE botox CONTRAINDICATIONS?
Botox® has a long track record for safety and reliability. However, Botox® is not for everyone. Contraindications include:
- Neurological Condition ( Bells palsy)
- Botox allergy
- Infection around the injection sites
Botox In men
Men are requesting neuromodulators more than any time before.
Botox® reduces lines and wrinkles in Men.
However, men may require a higher dose due to muscle mass.
Botox ® treats the “11” lines above the nose often in a single treatment. However, if the “11” lines are deep several sessions will be required.
Botox ® removes the worry lines of the forhead. Botox® injections across the forhead will reduce your ability to raise the brow. So, by limiting brow lift the forhead lines and wrinkles are eradicated.
Botox® injected along the sides of your orbits will treat the Crow’s feet. Crow’s feet may sound cute however, they significantly age face.
Botox® injected into neck bands significantly improves the appearance of your neck. These bands of muscles look unsightly. Botox® flattens these muscles and render a youthful appearance.
Botox® reduces Migraine headaches frequency and severity. Dr. Messina will inject specific areas in order to treat migraine headaches.
Botox® injected into the axilla reduces armpit sweating. Hyperhidrosis is the term for excessive sweating an embarrassing situation. Botox diminishes hyperhidrosis with injection into the area od gland. Botox may reduce armpit sweating by 80-100% in under two weeks.