When might I benefit from Botox?
It’s no surprise that Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are the top two minimally invasive cosmetic procedures because they both dramatically smooth away wrinkles, lift your face, and produce quick results. Noreen Kamal-Mostafavi, MD, in Staten Island, New York, offers Botox and a wide range of dermal fillers that are specially formulated to meet many aesthetic needs. If you’d like to rejuvenate your appearance, schedule an appointment or call the office today.
Botox & Fillers Q&A
Botox is a purified, medical-grade form of botulinum toxin that blocks specific neurotransmitters to temporarily stop muscle contraction. When Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi injects a small amount of Botox into precisely chosen muscles, the muscles relax, which in turn significantly diminishes or eliminates the wrinkles caused by those muscles.
Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi uses Botox to treat:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet (outer eye wrinkles)
- Platysmal bands (neck wrinkles)
- Décolleté lines (chest wrinkles)
- Smoker’s lines
- Chin dimpling
Botox may also be used to lift your brows, eliminate a gummy smile, and for medical purposes. For example, Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi injects Botox to stop hyperhidrosis, or severe underarm sweating.
When will I see results following a Botox treatment?
When used to treat wrinkles, Botox produces results in 24-48 hours. While Botox gradually wears off, your results last up to four months, then you can choose to have another treatment to maintain your results.
If you have Botox to treat excessive sweating, you may notice the difference in two to four days, with optimal results in two weeks. You’ll have significantly less sweating for up to seven months. Keep in mind, for both treatments your individual results may vary.
When might I need dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and collagen stimulators. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in your skin and is essential for hydration. Collagen stimulators are biocompatible ingredients such as small particles of calcium that trigger collagen production.
When Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi injects a dermal filler, it plumps, lifts, or adds volume to the targeted area. Dermal fillers effectively:
- Diminish frown lines
- Diminish marionette lines
- Plump lips
- Lift cheeks
- Lift eyebrows
- Soften smoker’s lines
- Augment your chin
- Add midface volume
Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi also uses dermal fillers to add volume under your eyes and in the temple area.
What is a nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
A nonsurgical rhinoplasty improves the appearance of your nose by injecting dermal fillers. Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi may recommend dermal fillers to:
- Straighten your nose
- Restore symmetry to a crooked nose
- Fill in a flat bridge
- Hide scars and depressions
- Diminish a bump on the bridge
- Change the angle of the nose tip
You may experience minor bruising and swelling, but unlike surgery, you won’t need downtime.
How long will my dermal filler results last?
Women love dermal fillers because they produce immediate results and the results last six months to two years, depending on the type of dermal filler used for your procedure. You can have another dermal filler treatment as soon as your results start to fade. Just keep in mind that your individual results may vary.
If you’re ready to restore a more youthful appearance, call Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi or schedule an appointment online.