In general, women and men who are interested in treating the effects of facial aging still want to look like themselves, not someone else. But they do want to achieve a rejuvenated appearance, and many want to avoid facial surgery like a facelift which, if not done carefully, can result in a pulled and unnatural look. So what’s the solution? Minimally invasive procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Fraxel® Dual laser skin rejuvenation can get great results with practically no downtime. Dr. Michele S. Green has extensive experience with both of these procedures and is a leading provider of a wide range of minimally invasive cosmetic treatment options for people in New York City.
All about BOTOX®
The best philosophy when it comes to BOTOX® is “Less Is More.” When BOTOX® is injected carefully into muscles that cause frown lines, the muscles relax, and frown lines diminish significantly. This avoids the “frozen” look that is commonly associated with poorly administered BOTOX® treatments. When BOTOX® is used judiciously, you’ll have younger and smoother looking skin, but no one will know why unless you tell them.
You should see some improvement in the treatment area right after your appointment, but it takes about 7 to 10 days for the full effects to be noticeable. Over the next 3 to 5 months, lines will gradually begin to reappear and Dr. Green can provide a follow up treatment to ensure that your skin remains smooth. BOTOX® can be used for a wide range of lines and wrinkles, including those between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
All about Fraxel® Dual
Fraxel® Dual uses two different laser wavelengths in one device. One wavelength is excellent for removing age spots and excess pigmentation patches, while the other wavelength improves texture while treating lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring by stimulating production of collagen. Fraxel® gives long-lasting improvement with minimal downtime. It works on practically all areas of the body including the face, hands, arms, legs, chest, and neck.
The great thing about Fraxel is that the results are long-lasting. Most of our patients find that it’s time for another skin rejuvenation treatment after about 3 to 5 years, but some have noticed even longer effects. Natural aging eventually takes over, but you’ll be starting from a younger looking “baseline” after Fraxel, so you’ll look younger than you would otherwise.