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Botox Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) has been in use for several years to treat a variety of medical conditions. Botox Cosmetic has been approved in over 75 countries worldwide. Botox Cosmetic is one of the most researched medicines in the world today. Dr. Schwartz offers the Botox Cosmetic procedure in his Woodbury, Long Island AAAASF Ambulatory Surgery Suite.


Uses of Botox

Botox is a purified protein that Dr. Schwartz administers to patients in a simple, nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. The purpose of the Botox Cosmetic procedure is to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Botox Cosmetic is most effective in people from ages 18-65 years old. During the Botox Cosmetic treatment, Dr. Schwartz administers very low doses of Botox Cosmetic in a few tiny injections directly into the muscles. The muscles that are targeted are the ones that cause stubborn lines or wrinkles between the brows.


How Botox Cosmetic Works

Botox Cosmetic is a procedure that enters the muscles directly to block the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract. Botox Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines.


Does Botox Cosmetic Really Work?

The results at our Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery facility have been terrific! According to a survey conducted in 2005 by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, 99% of patients were satisfied with the results of the Botox Cosmetic Procedure. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Botox Cosmetic is the most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure in the US.


Botox Cosmetic Tips

At our Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery facility, only licensed and trained healthcare professionals will administer Botox Cosmetic. There are imitations out there, but at our cosmetic plastic surgery office, you can be sure that you are getting genuine Botox Cosmetic. Genuine Botox Cosmetic is manufactured by Allergan, Inc. and each vial of Botox Cosmetic has the US FDA label and the “Allergan” hologram.


Botox Cosmetic Treatment: What to Expect

Botox Cosmetic is a quick, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. The Botox Cosmetic procedure involves just a few tiny injections into the muscles between the brows.  There is no anesthesia required; however Dr. Schwartz will numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to the injection. The Botox Cosmetic procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. There is minimal discomfort and no downtime after the procedure. Patients may experience localized pain, swelling, tenderness, redness and bleeding / bruising.


Botox Cosmetic Results

Botox Cosmetic results may be seen within days of the treatment. The area will continue to show improvement over about a week. Approximately 9 out of 10 patients describe the appearance of their frown lines as moderate to better. Visible results of Botox Cosmetic last approximately 4 months. After 4 months, patients may be ready to return to Dr. Schwartz for follow-up treatment. Results may vary.


Is Botox Cosmetic Right For Me?

Candidates for Botox Cosmetic should be between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age. If you are interested in finding out more about the Botox Cosmetic treatment, you should contact Dr. Peter L. Schwartz for a complementary Botox Cosmetic consultation. At the complementary consultation, Dr. Schwartz will be sure to discuss all of the options and assist you in reaching the decision that is best for you.


How Much Does the Botox Cosmetic Procedure Cost?

Botox Cosmetic is quite affordable. When considering the great results that Botox Cosmetic has yielded for the vast majority of Dr. Schwartz’s patients who have undergone the nonsurgical procedure, Botox Cosmetic can be considered a great way to invest in your appearance.

Important Safety Information: Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. Individuals with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases (e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or motor neuropathy) or neuromuscular junctional disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should only receive BOTOX(R) or BOTOX(R) Cosmetic with caution. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant systemic side effects with BOTOX(R) or BOTOX(R) Cosmetic.