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What are Botulinum Toxins?

Botulinum Toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. Every day we make many different facial expressions, which are caused by muscle contractions in our face. Over time, these repeated facial expressions can lead to dynamic wrinkles. Botulinum Toxins target the nervous system, disrupting the nerve signaling processes that stimulate muscle contraction. This results in smoother skin and a more youthful overall appearance.

Why Choose UnionDerm for Botox and Other Botulinum Toxin Treatments?

The placement and dosage of cosmetic injectables are both an art and a science. Our physicians are internationally acclaimed experts in the use and application of botulinum toxins such as Botox, newly-FDA approved Daxxify, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau—all of which are available at our NYC and Hamptons locations. Our doctors are also regularly featured in publications like Allure Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Our Medical Director, Dr. Anne Chapas, is a certified BOTOX® Cosmetic trainer to other physicians. She speaks at multiple conferences on cosmetic best practices annually and was featured in The Dermatology Times for her natural-looking neurotoxin results. In the January 2013 issue, Good Housekeeping judged Dr. Chapas’ “Ultimate Botox” best in a “wrinkle eraser” runoff by New York dermatologists.

Our physicians participated in the clinical trials that led to FDA approval for Dysport and Xeomin, and they are known for achieving natural results through customized treatment plans, combining botulin injections with fillers and energy devices where appropriate, and without creating a look that reveals that cosmetic work was done.

With injectable treatments, you are relying not only on the physician’s intimate knowledge of the physiology of the skin and underlying muscle structure but also on his or her aesthetic sense and ability to deliver an appropriate and natural result. Injectable treatments are often viewed unfavorably due to results from unqualified injectors.

What to Expect During Botulinum Toxin Treatments

To begin treatment, the injection site will be cleansed. Your provider will then inject the Botulinum Toxin solution into strategic points using a very thin needle. Most patients describe the treatment as feeling like a small pinch.

The longevity of results will ultimately depend on the type of botulinum toxin injection received. Some treatments such as as Botox injections can last for 3-5 months, while Daxxify results can last up to six months. Repeated injections will be required to maintain results.

What Areas Do Botox and Other Botulinum Toxins Treat?

      • Forehead lines (vertical lines)
      • Crow’s Feet
      • Glabellar Lines
      • Gummy Smile
      • Neck Bands
      • Fine Lip Lines
      • Marionette Lines
      • Bunny Lines
      • Frown Lines
      • Chin Dimpling
      • Wide Jawlines
      • Wide Calves
      • Excessive Sweating in Underarms
      • Overactive masseter muscles
      • Overactive trapezius muscles (Trap Tox)


Frequently Asked Questions about Botox and Other Botulinum Toxins

When will I see results?

The results of botulinum toxin injections typically take about a week to show up.

What do botulinum toxin injections treat?

These injections can treat a number of issues, including crow’s feet, forehead lines, smile lines, frown lines, and nasolabial folds.

What should I avoid after injections?

You’ll want to avoid blood-thinning medications, alcohol, touching or rubbing your face, laying down on the treatment area, and excessive heat after botulinum toxin injections.

How do botulinum toxin injections work?

These injections work by blocking the nerve signals from the brain to the muscles in the face. This stops the muscles from contracting and smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movements.

How long do the results of botulinum toxin injections last?

he results of most botulinum toxin injections last between three and four months. After that point, you can receive maintenance injections to maintain your results.


Schedule a Consultation in New York City or the Hamptons

If you are considering Botulinum Toxin injections such as Botox or Daxxify to address fine lines and wrinkles, please contact UnionDerm today. We will be happy to schedule your consultation appointment with one of our skilled physicians to discuss your treatment options at our New York City or Hamptons office.

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