Are you looking for a way to improve the appearance of forehead lines or wrinkles? In the realm of cosmetic procedures, you will find many different treatments that have been developed that offer skin rejuvenation and aim at restoring skin health. In fact, BOTOX® injections are the #1 most requested minimally-invasive procedure and are available to you at the Gramercy, New York City office of Dr. Michele Martinho. Dr. Martinho has been trained and is BOTOX certified. Under her careful guidance, a simple, straightforward procedure for BOTOX injections can take years off your appearance with minimal side effects or prevent the appearance of aging if used preventatively. BOTOX may provide other useful benefits, such as headache relief. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.

Botox Q & A

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX is the brand name of a toxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. When injected, this toxin causes a mild form of muscle paralysis that can be used for health and cosmetic benefits.

Dr. Michele Martinho uses BOTOX in small, diluted quantities to trigger a controlled relaxation of your facial muscles. This process helps improve the appearance of cosmetic flaws and other medical conditions, including:

  • Facial creases
  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lazy eye
  • Uncontrolled blinking
  • Recurring headaches

The FDA approved BOTOX in the late 1980s and Dr. Martinho is an experienced provider.

How does BOTOX work?

When Dr. Martinho injects BOTOX, typically in the forehead, the toxin blocks certain nerve signals responsible for muscle contraction. By blocking muscles from contracting, the treatment provides a wide variety of benefits, including reducing wrinkles and headaches.

The effects of BOTOX can last anywhere from 3-6 months. In most cases, whether you’re receiving BOTOX for cosmetic or other benefits, you’ll likely need to come back in for an additional series of injections.

The number of treatment sessions you’ll need depends on several factors, like your condition and your desired results. Dr. Martinho can consult with you and offer her recommendations.

Are there any side effects associated with BOTOX?

While BOTOX injections provide many benefits, there are some potential side effects you should be aware of, including headaches and redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection site.

For the most part, BOTOX-related side effects should subside on their own. If any problems persist, let Dr. Martinho know right away.

Am I a good candidate for BOTOX?

As long as you’re over 18 years of age and in good overall health, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX injections. However, not everyone should get BOTOX. You should avoid BOTOX if you have the following conditions:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have skin issues near the treatment area
  • Have pre-diagnosed, weak facial muscles
  • Have a neuromuscular disease, e.g., multiple sclerosis

If you’re curious about BOTOX and want to find out if it is the right treatment for you, call or schedule an appointment online today to set up a consultation with Dr. Martinho.

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