Now that we’re barreling into prime party season in New York, it feels as if everyone is all in. That’s because last year, with COVID, we missed out on all the office parties, family get togethers, and other fun stuff on the social calendar this time of year.
So, why not surprise everyone by showing up this year with a noticeably younger face? You can do that by inviting a little Botox, expertly injected by Dr. Volpi at New York ENT, to your holiday parties. Then you can un-invite your crow’s feet, the 11s between your brows, and those forehead lines!
How Botox became the most popular holiday party guest
Botox has become a true worldwide phenomenon ever since it was approved by the FDA in 2002 for treatment of wrinkles on the upper third of the face. Every single year since then, Botox injections have been the most popular cosmetic procedure, surgical and non-surgical, across the globe.
Why all the adoration? Botox works.
Botox removes what are known as “dynamic” wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form when we make certain expressions with the muscles on the upper third of our face. Go ahead, smile, frown, or show surprise and you can feel the muscles engage around your eyes and on your forehead. Over time, these contractions eventually start to create a wrinkle on the surface skin, especially as our skin thins and has the effects of sun damage as we age.
When Dr. Volpi injects Botox into a muscle that creates a wrinkle above, say crow’s feet, the botulinum toxin type A that is the active ingredient in Botox blocks the nerve messages that are sent from the muscle to the brain. These messages tell the brain to initiate a muscle contraction, but if the brain never receives the message, it never initiates the sequence to contract the muscle. Without the contraction, the wrinkle doesn’t form on the skin above. Voila, the beauty of Botox.
How long does it take for Botox to get to work?
If you’re planning on looking great for those upcoming parties, you need to come in and see Dr. Volpi now. It takes Botox about 4-5 days to fully engage and relax the muscle. From there, your wrinkles should stay away for around four months. At that point, the now-inert Botox will eventually be absorbed, and your muscle will start contracting again. Another Botox session, however, will maintain your results.
You still have time to have Dr. Volpi erase your crow’s feet before your office holiday party or that dinner at the in-laws. Botox sessions at New York ENT only take 10-15 minutes but do remember it takes Botox about four days to fully relax the injected muscle, so allow for that in your planning. Call us at (212) 873-6036 to schedule your appointment.