Botox Specialist

Advanced Facial Surgery

Manolis Manolakakis, DMD, FACS

Facial Cosmetic Surgeon located in Shrewsbury, NJ & New York City, NY

To give yourself back the wrinkle-free skin of your youth, or stop wrinkles from forming as you age, noninvasive Botox® is a great option. At Advanced Facial Surgery in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, and Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City, cosmetic surgeon Manolis Manolakakis, DMD, FACS, can make many of your fine lines disappear for months at a time with Botox injections. For a Botox consultation, call Advanced Facial Surgery or book an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a noninvasive treatment primarily for wrinkles and fine lines. As an injectable liquid, Dr. Manolakakis strategically places it beneath your skin near fine facial lines. It causes your muscles to relax and stop flexing.

The active component in Botox is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. It stops the signals from your nerves telling your muscles to flex. In large amounts, botulinum toxin is deadly. The amount of the toxin in Botox injections is very small and harmless under Dr. Manolakakis’s control.

Dr. Manolakakis also provides Jeuveau® at Advanced Facial Surgery, an injectable similar to Botox but with a slightly different formula. 

What does Botox treat?

Botox specifically works against fine lines that develop with time and get deeper when you move your muscles. Examples of these dynamic wrinkles are:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Forehead wrinkles

Medical professionals also use Botox to treat a number of neuromuscular conditions and features. Other applications for Botox include:

  • Chronic migraine
  • Uncontrolled blinking
  • Eyelid spasms
  • Crossed eyes
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)

After you detail your treatment needs and expectations, Dr. Manolakakis can help you decide if Botox injections are the right treatment for you. He also asks about your medical history and current health to make sure you can safely receive Botox or Jeuveau injections.

How long does it take to see the results from Botox injections?

You won’t see the results from your Botox injections immediately. You might notice some temporary irritation around the injection sites, but you start to see the true effects within 24-72 hours. In some cases, it takes as long as five days to see your final results. 

How long does Botox provide wrinkle-reduction?

If you use it to treat fine lines and wrinkles, the results of Botox last for four months on average. Once they start to wear off, you can book maintenance injections with Dr. Manolakakis and get them continually to maintain your more youthful appearance. 

When used for other purposes, Botox lasts for 3-12 months at a time, depending on the condition.

To find out more about Botox and see if it fits into your anti-aging treatment plan, call Advanced Facial Surgery, or book an appointment online today.