BOTOX®

Hooman Khorasani, M.D. -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Hooman Khorasani, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon & Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

BOTOX® Specialist
BOTOX® has become the staple for minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments because of its effectiveness and high safety rate. However, it is imperative that Botox® and Dysport injections are performed by a board-certified doctor to obtain optimal results. Dr. Hooman Khorasani in Manhattan, New York has a proven record of delivering effective results that will meet your aesthetic goals.

Botox® Q & A

by Hooman Khorasani, M.D.

What is Botox®?   

Botox is the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedure done in the United States because of its safety and efficacy when used by a trained physician. Botox® is an FDA-approved injectable used for reducing frown lines between the eyes; however, it has many safe off-label uses including:

  • Relaxing “gummy smiles” (showing excessive gum when you smile)
  • Minimizing “bunny lines” on the nose
  • Smoothing “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes
  • Reducing dimples in the chin
  • Diminishing lines on the forehead
  • Brow lift


Botox® works by targeting the overactive muscles that create wrinkles and lines. Localized injections of this medication relax these muscles and reduce lines between the eyebrows, wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.

Are Botox® injections painful?

Generally, the treatment is not painful because the needles used to administer Botox® are extremely small. There may be some discomfort, but most patients do not complain of pain. In fact, numbing cream is typically not used when you receive Botox injections.

How much Botox® do I need?

How much Botox® you need will depend entirely on the areas you want to treat. For deeper forehead lines, more Botox is needed, while smaller fine lines around the eyes require less. Dr. Khorasani will let you know ahead of time how much Botox will be needed to reach your goals.

When will I see results?

Most patients begin to see results within 5 to 8 days after treatment.

How long does Botox® last?

Results vary from person to person. On average, Botox® injections last 3 to 5 months. Follow-up treatments are necessary to maintain your results.

View our Botox® Before and After Gallery


What are the common side effects of Botox®?

The most common side effect from Botox® injections is bruising, which usually resolves itself within 5 to 7 days after treatment.

Less common side effects include:

  • Asymmetry, which can be corrected with a follow-up visit
  • Drooping eyelids or eyebrows if the injections are poorly administered


If you have a neuromuscular disorder or an allergy to albumin, which is found in eggs, you should not receive Botox® injections.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a neuromodulator similar to Botox made by a different company (Galderma vs. Allergan) and used for the exact same clinical indications. The main advantage of Dysport is that it works a bit faster than Botox. Most patients begin to see results within 3 to 5 days after treatment as opposed to 5 to 8 days when Botox is used.

For more detail information about Botox and Dysport check out Dr. Khorasani’s article in New Beauty magazine “6 Things You Didn't Know Happen When You Get Botox.”

*Individual results may vary

   

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