BOTOX Specialist

Dr. D and AL Selfitness

Medical Spa located in Rego Park, NY & Little Neck, NY

BOTOX® is a nonsurgical treatment option to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Daniela Atanassova-Lineva is an aesthetic specialist who’s happy to provide this effective cosmetic treatment for patients in Rego Park, Queens, New York. For a more youthful-looking complexion and a smoother, plumper look, visit Dr. D Medical Wellness and give yourself the gift of radiant skin. Call or book your appointment online.

Botox Q & A

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX is a treatment derived from a toxin. The toxin is created by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum.

The most popular use of BOTOX is cosmetic. It reduces facial creases and wrinkles, particularly frown lines between the eyebrows, and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

Injected in small, diluted amounts into certain muscles, BOTOX weakens them and blocks a part of the signals from the nerves to the muscles. If your muscles can’t contract, your wrinkles relax and appear smoother and diminished.

BOTOX can also be used to treat other non-cosmetic ailments, such as:

  • Uncontrolled blinking
  • Strabismus, or lazy eye
  • Migraines

It’s a quick treatment that takes a few minutes without the need for anesthesia. Dr. Atanassova-Lineva injects BOTOX with a fine needle. While you might experience a mild discomfort, most patients don’t report any discomfort at all.

Who is a good candidate for BOTOX?

You’re not suitable for BOTOX if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have a neurological disease
  • Have another underlying medical condition that could be affected by this treatment

Most adults are good candidates for BOTOX, but it’s important to have your in-depth, comprehensive consultation with Dr. Atanassova-Lineva to discuss your concerns and make sure you’re ready for your treatments.

Before your treatment, be sure to avoid alcohol for a few days and aspirin for a couple of weeks to reduce any possible bruising.

What can I expect after my BOTOX treatment?

It may take three to seven days before you notice the full results of BOTOX. These results can last for up to six months or more.

Over time, your muscle functioning returns, and your wrinkles and lines might come back to some degree. If this happens, you’ll likely need more treatments to maintain the desired outcome.

Even though the wrinkles can come back, they may not appear as prominent as before, so BOTOX can yield lasting and even permanent effects.

Most people don’t experience symptoms following BOTOX, but you might have a mild headache or mild bruising that resolves within a day or two. Don’t rub or irritate the treated area for 12 hours.

BOTOX is safe, FDA-approved, and has been a popular and successful treatment choice for millions of people. Learn more about BOTOX from Dr. Atanassova-Lineva and find out how it can benefit you. Call or book online to schedule an appointment.