How it’s Done

By on February 1, 2016 under Uncategorized

How it’s Done

Made from botulinum toxin (yes, the same poison that causes botulism when ingested), an outpatient injection of Botox into the frown lines, crow’s-feet or forehead creases paralyzes facial muscles, smoothing them out, says Steven Wallach, M.D., a New York City plastic surgeon. Sometimes a local anesthetic is used, although many patients go without it.

Pros: “This is a good way to reduce wrinkling,” says Wallach. In addition, there are no telltale signs of healing, the way there are with lasers. Patients see results in two days to two weeks.

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Dr. Wallach is a board certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing aesthetic procedures of the face and body. Dr. Wallach is a past-president and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS). He has been featured in New York Magazine’s “Best Beauty Docs” issue as one of the field’s sharpest talents.