Botox

Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics

John Zarcone, MD

Vein & Aesthetic Specialist located in Port Washington, NY & Staten Island, NY

You can’t prevent facial wrinkles, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them, especially when you can get fast, effective treatments like Botox®. John Zarcone, MD, at Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics specializes in rejuvenating your appearance with safe cosmetic procedures like Botox, consistently producing excellent results that his patients love. To learn if Botox is a good solution for smoothing away your wrinkles, call one of the offices in Port Washington or Staten Island, New York, or schedule an appointment online today.

Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that has a proven history of treating medical conditions such as excessive underarm sweating and muscle spasms. It’s also a highly effective treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles and creases. 

When Dr. Zarcone injects Botox into carefully targeted muscles, the toxin blocks muscle contractions. As a result, the muscles relax, and wrinkles virtually vanish.

What cosmetic concerns are treated with Botox?

You develop two types of wrinkles as you get older, static and dynamic. Dynamic wrinkles appear where muscles contract to form certain facial expressions such as a frown. Over the years of repeating the same muscle movements, you develop some of the most noticeable wrinkles on your face.

Botox does an exceptional job of treating moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles such as:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet (at the outer corners of your eyes)
  • Bunny lines (on your nose)
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Chin dimpling
  • Vertical lip lines

Dr. Zarcone also uses Botox to lift your eyebrows and the corners of your mouth.

What is Xeomin®?

Another form of botulinum toxin, Xeomin works the same way as Botox. However, Xeomin treats the specific problem of moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows.

Will I still look natural after Botox or Xeomin?

In the hands of an experienced physician like Dr. Zarcone, your results are natural-looking and subtle. Dr. Zarcone precisely injects your medication into a few carefully selected muscles, relaxing your wrinkles while leaving most muscles free to create all your regular expressions.

What should I expect during Botox and Xeomin treatment?

When injecting Botox and Xeomin, Dr. Zarcone uses a tiny needle that’s well tolerated by most patients. However, you may receive a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. 

The injections only take 10-20 minutes, and then you can get back to your daily routine. You may temporarily develop slight redness and swelling that you can cover with makeup.

When will I see results after a Botox or Xeomin injection?

If you get Botox injections, you may start seeing early results in as little as three days, but the peak effect will be visible in seven to ten days. Xeomin produces visible results as early as 3-4 days, with the maximum results within 30 days. Most patients find that their outcomes after a Xeomin treatment last up to three months and possibly longer.

Though both injectables gradually wear off, you can safely get another treatment to maintain your results.

To smooth away your wrinkles, call Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics or schedule an appointment online today.