Dr. Michele Green was among the very first doctors to offer BOTOX® to her Manhattan patients. With over 20 years of experience, she has perfected the technique of NATURALLY APPEARING FACIAL REJUVENATION.
Dr. Green’s approach to facial rejuvenation is “less is more.” Dr Green says “If your friends say that you look great, younger, and more beautiful and can’t figure out why then I have done my job!” Dr. Green believes that BOTOX® and other facial injections are an art form – or mastered technique. After years of squinting or wrinkling, once Dr. Green injects BOTOX® , the muscles relax and many wrinkles are eliminated and softened.
BOTOX® is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
BOTOX®, in extremely small doses, is injected directly into the specific muscles that cause frown lines. These isolated muscles are frozen by the BOTOX®, and can no longer contract. The action of frowning is stopped, and frown lines diminish.
Frown lines are caused by the bunching of skin from facial muscle contraction. When we frown, the skin between our eyebrows is gathered into a fold which eventually causes a chronic furrow. Now you can soften and reduce these frown lines without surgery and without scars, by a simple treatment with BOTOX®.
Where do you put the BOTOX®?
The frown line between the eyebrows is caused by the action of a muscle called the corrugator. You can feel this muscle as a thickening just below the inside of your eyebrow, when you purposefully make yourself frown.
Injecting Botox® directly into the corrugator muscle stops your ability to draw your eyebrows together when you frown. Once the muscle is paralyzed, it cannot contract, and the frown line gradually fades away.
When does BOTOX® start to work & how long does it last?
The results of BOTOX® treatment start to appear in three to ten days. The treated muscles will gradually regain their action over three to five months. When the frown lines start to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired results.
BOTOX® is excellent for the lines between the eyes, the lines in the forehead, the lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) and the muscle bands visible on the neck.