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Top New York plastic surgeon Dr. Darrick Antell is board certified in plastic surgery, emphasizing aesthetic / cosmetic surgery. Dr. Antell regularly performs BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can provide a temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your brows.

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic, or botulinim toxin type A, is a diluted and purified material produced by the bacteria that makes botulism, a paralyzing neurotoxin.

BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1989.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

It is repeated muscle contractions from years of smiles and frowns and surprises that deepen facial lines. Once BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected, it seeks and finds just the right nerve endings that cause the contraction and halts the spark that contracts the muscle by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter. The nerve is then incapacitated by the BOTOX® until it starts to awaken again in about 4-6 months. Then another shot of BOTOX® Cosmetic restarts the process.

Where is BOTOX® most commonly used?

BOTOX® Cosmetic works best on the upper third of the face, on frown lines between the eyes, crow's feet and horizontal lines in the forehead. It temporarily freezes the nerves that go to work on the muscle.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can take up to 5-7 days to work, but once it kicks in the results can be very dramatic.* BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to control severe palm or underarm sweating.

What are the dangers of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic does not cause systemic internal side effects and patients can keep getting de-wrinkled the rest of their lives.*

How much does BOTOX® Cosmetic cost?

The price varies depending on how many areas are injected. Please call 212-988-4040 for current price information.

How to get started?

Dr. Darrick E. Antell and his staff will be happy to discuss BOTOX® Cosmetic (Injectable Filler) with you.  Please call for a private consultation or schedule an appointment online at our office.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has created unprecedented circumstances for our community. Our practice has been paying close attention to the guidelines put in place by the government and the CDC and we want to reassure you that, as always, your health and well-being is our primary concern.

With this in mind, we would like to offer virtual consultations to patients. To schedule a virtual consultation, please click here or call our office at (212)-988-4040.

Please know that we are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and doing our part to make sure that you are protected.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. Our preventative measures include:

  • Fully training all staff members to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • Asking all staff, vendors and ancillary personnel to refrain from coming to the office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Asking every patient to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms and inquiring about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing, as this continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is something that we have always constantly done, we are now doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Constantly sanitizing all surfaces (which we have always done as an accredited facility). However, we have now increased this routine and are wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities multiple times each day.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this country even better than it currently is. We are closely monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will update our practice’s guidelines as needed to protect our patients.

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