Botox® Cosmetic Procedures - Garden City, Long Island, NY
At LaserTouch Long Island, Dr. Ali Vafa of New York Medical Aesthetics oversees injectible procedures and Karen Gallagher, a registered nurse in the state of New York administers the injections. Dr. Vafa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and specializes in the use of Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Hylaform and Captique. Dr. Vafa has performed thousands of aesthetics procedures making him one of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2,000 Juvederm procedures per year- and Radiesse Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics.
$12 per unit Botox injection (minimum units apply depending on area) at LaserTouch Long Island
Botox® Cosmetic is a simple treatment which involves the injection of purified protein into specific areas to temporarily smooth lines, wrinkles and furrows caused by excessive facial movements. Botox Cosmetic is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the world today with over 4 million procedures done last year alone. This is the only treatment of its kind that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Vafa and his staff at LaserTouch White Plains evaluate patterns of facial muscle movement and looks for moderate to severe facial lines caused by the action of these muscles. The location, size and action of the muscles that create these "dynamic lines" vary among different individuals. Dr. Vafa will mark these locations and administer several tiny injections of Botox Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause these dynamic lines. The objective is to create a youthful and more relaxed appearance and NOT a "frozen" or "expressionless" look.
Each area requires a different number of units of Botox.
Note that Botox Cosmetic can be used for more than treating lines and wrinkles. With injections into specific areas of the face, Dr. Vafa and his stafff are able to reshape the brows and alter their position as well as slightly round and open the eyes.
Areas that can be treated include but not limited to:
Glabella/frown lines (area between the brows)
Horizontal forehead lines
Bunny lines (wrinkles on top of your nose)
Peri-oral lines (around the mouth)
Brow lift (Botox can be injected above the outer area of the brow to create a lifting effect)
The procedure is usually comfortable and does not require anesthesia, although some patients choose to numb the area with a cold pack prior to injecting. Downtime is not expected after the procedure and bruising is uncommon. You will notice a marked improvement in days and the results should last 3 to 6 months.
Please call (914) 417-9900 to schedule a free consultation at LaserTouch Aesthetics White Plains.
Note: Dr. Vafa and his staff use Preserved Normal Saline for reconstitution of Botox which decreases the discomfort of the injections.
Before and after photos for Botox treatment of 'crow's feet'
Before and after photos for Botox treatment of 'forehead lines'
Before and after photos for Botox treatment of 'frown lines'
Frequently Asked Questions
How effective is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
In a clinical study with BOTOX® Cosmetic, the majority of patients (82.5%) reported an improvement in glabellar lines after a week. Results were still reported up to 4 months later
Does the injection hurt?
A very tiny needle is all that is needed for the procedure. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection.
How long does BOTOX® last?
This depends entirely on the patient, but a single treatment of BOTOX® will normally be sustained for approximately three months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to your doctor for your next treatment.