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BOTOX is a purified protein, injected into precise areas to smooth dynamic facial creases and lines. It disrupts the signals from nerves that cause muscle contractions, minimizing the look of wrinkles caused by facial muscle motions. BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA-approved medication designed to smooth moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead creases. Our NYC BOTOX injections, when performed with meticulous skill, can also be used to lift the nose tip, create a subtle increase in lip volume, or treat excessive underarm sweat.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a neuromodulator, derived from a protein. It is typically injected into the forehead, glabella (between the brows), and canthus (crow’s feet). It is also used to correct a gummy smile, slim the face, and smooth bunny lines.

What does BOTOX do?

BOTOX relaxes and prevents the overuse of targeted muscles that create a tired, heavy facial look.

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How long does BOTOX last?

BOTOX conservatively lasts four to five months.

Am I a candidate for BOTOX in NYC?

BOTOX has several cosmetic applications, in addition to reducing wrinkles. You may be a good candidate for BOTOX treatment if you are seeking an effective treatment for any of the following:


Wrinkle reduction: dynamic wrinkles are created on the skin by repeated facial motions such as squinting, frowning, and concentrating. Dr. Ostad expertly injects BOTOX to address vertical furrows between the brows, horizontal forehead creases, crow’s feet, and vertical neck bands. BOTOX can be the sole treatment for these issues or part of an overall facial rejuvenation strategy.

Gummy smile: an attractive smile shows no more than three millimeters of gum tissue between the top of the teeth and the bottom of the upper lip. BOTOX injections can drop the upper lip, improving this proportion.

Non-surgical nose enhancement: BOTOX eases tension from the end of the nose to the upper lip, raising the tip of the nose. Dermal fillers can further enhance the nose silhouette.

Hyperhidrosis treatment: in addition to cosmetic applications, Dr. Ostad treats hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) with BOTOX in NYC.

What can I expect with BOTOX treatment?

Dr. Ostad uses a very fine needle for BOTOX treatment. The injections are placed just beneath the skin with a very fine needle, causing little pain or discomfort. A session typically takes approximately 10–15 minutes to complete.

What is “Topical Botox”?

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What is “Topical Botox”?

Is there any recovery after BOTOX injections?

There is no downtime after an NYC BOTOX treatment. You may return to your regular activities immediately after your appointment. You may have a few mosquito-bite sized spots at the injection sites, which should go away within 30 minutes. Any bruising will affect a very small area and can be hidden with cosmetics.

Why choose Dr. Ariel Ostad for BOTOX injections?

Dr. Ostad and his staff stay ahead of the curve on state-of-the-art techniques in aesthetic dermatology and are known for their advanced training and artistry in the use of injectables

Botox Injections For Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

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Botox Injections For Hyperhidrosis  (Excessive Sweating)

What about other products similar to BOTOX?

In our NYC practice, we offer BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin treatments to smooth away lines and wrinkles by gently softening the underlying muscles. These products have slightly different formulas, although the active ingredients are all variations of botulinum toxin. Called neuromodulators, these products reduce excess nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions.


The latest frown line treatment on the market, Xeomin was approved by the FDA in 2010. It has been clinically tested and proven effective for the reduction of moderate to severe frown lines. The active ingredient in this formula is slightly different, called incobotulinumtoxinA.


Dysport is designed to fight frown lines without looking overdone. It is approved by the FDA and proven to smooth lines between the brows (glabellar lines). Dysport is formulated with botulinum toxin A and has an excellent record of safety and effectiveness.

Botox Cosmetic was the first product of its kind on the market, and it remains the best-known brand. It is FDA-approved for reducing both crow’s feet and frown lines. Formulated with botulinum toxin A, BOTOX has helped millions of people around the world look younger for years longer than nature intended.

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When will I see results after BOTOX treatment?

Within two days to two weeks, you will begin to see the smoothing effect. The improvement will continue to develop for about four weeks and lasts four to six months. Most patients are so pleased with the outcome they eagerly schedule follow-up treatment

How do facial expressions cause wrinkles?

Smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions occur naturally. We rarely think about the multitude of tiny muscles that power them. However, we use those muscles many times a day and after years of repetitive movement, they become rigid, causing lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin.

Which product is better—BOTOX, Dysport, or Xeomin?

Many patients ask which neuromodulator is better, BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau or Xeomin. In most cases, if administered correctly, they will achieve the same or very similar results. As each body is unique, some people respond better to a particular formula. In the hands of an experienced board-certified dermatologist, BOTOX injections are safe and produce natural-looking results. Call Ariel Ostad MD PC to schedule a consultation if you would like to learn more about BOTOX treatment.

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Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our practice is open.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever that you seek care from your primary care physician.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at [email protected]

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

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