BOTOX® And Dermal Fillers Manhattan
Aesthetic Institute of Manhattan for Facial and Plastic Surgery
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in New York, NY
If fine lines and wrinkles have aged you, double board-certified facial
plastic and reconstructive surgeon Kaete Archer, MD FACS, can help at the
Aesthetic Institute of Manhattan for Facial and Plastic Surgery in New York City. Dr. Archer offers Botox®, dermal fillers, and numerous other
aesthetic treatments to help you look and feel years younger and achieve the smooth, youthful-looking skin you deserve. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Written onDecember 31, 2018
Was privy to working with Dr. Archer for 1 year. What an artist she is and her professionalism is superb! I recommend you try her botox® and filler. You will have a natural , refreshed look.
BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers
What is Botox®?
Botox® is an injection containing a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It’s the same toxin that causes muscle paralysis by botulism food poisoning, but the FDA approved has approved it in small doses to reduce:
- Facial fine lines and wrinkles
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Lines in your nose
- Chin dimpling
- Underarm sweating
Botox® is also used to help correct uncontrollable blinking, misaligned eyes, overactive bladder, and chronic migraines. Botox® injections work by blocking signals from nerves to muscles in order to prevent muscle contractions that cause facial lines.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are another type of aesthetic injection Dr. Archer uses to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Common ways fillers create youthful-looking skin are they:
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Smooth lines around the mouth and nose
- Restore volume to sunken temples or cheeks
- Improve facial symmetry
- Plump up the lips
- Smooth chin creases
- Rejuvenate skin on the hands
- Diminish scars
- Lift a downturned mouth
Examples of dermal fillers include Juvéderm® and Restylane® products. After a thorough consultation, Dr. Archer discusses which type of filler best matches your individual needs.
What happens during Botox® and dermal filler injections?
Dr. Archer lets you know if you’re a good candidate for Botox®, dermal fillers, or if a combination of both may give you the best possible results.
When receiving Botox®, Dr. Archer injects botulinum toxin into various areas of your face. You may feel a slight pinch during injections, but Dr. Archer can use a topical anesthetic to enhance comfort if you’d like. The procedure takes just minutes to complete. Results from Botox® injections may last 3-12 months, depending on the areas treated.
After the injections, you may experience slight swelling or bruising at the injection site or headaches, but these side effects are temporary. There is little to no downtime after the procedure. You’ll likely notice optimal results from Botox® about 3-7 days after the injections after it has time to paralyze the nerves.
If dermal fillers are right for you, Dr. Archer injects them in various areas of your face, lips, or hands that need smoothing, plumping, or lifting. She uses topical anesthesia if you’d like, to maximize comfort.
You might notice improvements in your skin right after filler injections, but you may also experience mild bruising or swelling that can last several days. There is little to no downtime after the procedure. Dermal fillers may last 6-18 months or longer, depending on the product used and the area injected.
When you’re ready to look years younger and achieve the confidence you deserve, call Aesthetic Institute of Manhattan for Facial and Plastic Surgery today or schedule an appointment online.