Each year, more than two million men and women in the US have Botox injections to smooth away the lines and creases that drag their appearance down, making them look and feel older. The purified protein has been approved for use by the FDA since 2002, and has many medical uses, such as the treatment of migraines, as well as being one of the most effective treatments for frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines and neck bands. All of these are caused by the habitual over-use of muscles in facial expressions, and are made worse by smoking, bad diet and exposure to the sun as well as aging.
Botox acts by relaxing the muscles, and is the only treatment that works on the cause of the lines. Visible results are usually seen within a few days, and these last between three and six months. Repeated treatments re-educate the muscles, preventing lines deepening, so that over time the effects can last up to a year. As Botox is a type of botulinum toxin, it is essential to consult a highly qualified and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, before undergoing treatment. Dr. Joseph Racanelli is board certified and skilled in a comprehensive range of procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction as well as specializing in dermal fillers and injectable treatments. You can book a consultation at any one of his offices located in Brooklyn, Manhattan or New Jersey. During your consultation, Dr. Racanelli will discuss with you what you are hoping to achieve, assess the best procedures for you, and explain what they entail.
Botox treatments typically take 15 minutes to administer. The injections use very fine needles so there is little discomfort and no need for recovery time. Botox is one of the quickest, safest, and most affordable ways to smooth away the years.
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