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neurotoxin injections before a special occasionNew York City, NY

A special occasion such as a wedding, birthday, holiday gathering, or school class reunion may be in your near future. Since those occasions are when you want to make the best impression, there are multiple cosmetic options available to help you look and feel confident while attending the event. One of the most common cosmetic treatments to reduce the signs of aging around your eyes is BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® is the most well-known neurotoxin formula that restores your youthful contours. Our board-certified plastic surgeon on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Aviva Preminger of Preminger Plastic Surgery, explains how soon you should get neurotoxin injections before a special occasion, so you can showcase your best look.

What are neurotoxins?

Neurotoxins are injections made of botulinum toxin used in the treatment of reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The injections are designed to relax muscles so the chemical signal between the facial nerves and muscles is blocked. This disruption causes the facial muscles to no longer contract, reducing wrinkle formation and to restoring a youthful appearance. Dr. Preminger offers BOTOX® Cosmetic to reduce the appearance of wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.

How are neurotoxins different from other injectable treatments?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a widely known neurotoxin that has been used for years to block the signal for muscle contractions and reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Neurotoxins do not add volume to the face and are mostly used to treat dynamic lines that are caused by repeated muscle movements from facial expressions, blinking, or squinting. Other injections, like dermal fillers, plump the static lines that are created by the natural aging process.

When will I see the results of my neurotoxin treatment?

The neurotoxin injections are a non-surgical quick process and are relatively pain-free. Although the injections are placed into the muscle, it may take two to eight days after the injections to see the complete results. However, most patients see the best results within four to seven days. Therefore, Dr. Preminger advises receiving your injections at least one week before your special event. This should also be sufficient time for potential swelling or bruising to subside.   

Why do I have to wait to see my results?

It takes time for the toxin to be absorbed and trigger the receptors. Also, the neurotoxin injections could cause minor bruising or swelling. These minor side effects are temporary.

How long will my neurotoxin results last?

Your neurotoxin injections are not a permanent solution to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The toxin typically remains in the body for a three to six-month period. Therefore, your board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, Dr. Aviva Preminger, recommends getting repeated injections about every four to six months to maintain your results.

Neurotoxin Injections on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and New York City, NY

Special events are times when you want to look your best. To prepare for those special occasions, it takes planning to ensure the optimum results you desire. Therefore, contact a female plastic surgeon on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Aviva Preminger at Preminger Plastic Surgery, for your consultation. It’s time to make an everlasting impression at your next event. Simply call (212) 706-1900 or request a consultation online today.