Botox

Family Medicine NYC, PC

Family Medicine & Travel Medicine located in Financial District, New York, NY

Botox® is a revolutionary nonsurgical treatment that can treat a range of cosmetic concerns from wrinkles to loss of facial volume. In New York City, Dr. Eva Galstian and the diligent medical group of Family Medicine NYC, PC offer a variety of aesthetic fillers including Botox, Dysport®, Restylane®, and Juvederm® to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Many people find these cosmetic treatments to boost confidence and address concerns in a quick and convenient lunchtime treatment. Call or click to discover the benefits of fillers.

Botox Q & A

Family Medicine NYC, PC

How does Botox work?

Botox is a treatment derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The microbe produces a toxin that’s injected into certain muscles in tiny, controlled and diluted amounts to block the signals from your nerves to your muscles and weaken select muscles. If your muscles are unable to contract, your wrinkles soften and relax.

The team at Family Medicine NYC, PC provides Botox to address a variety of aesthetic concerns, including:

  • Scarring
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Wrinkles and fine lines


Botox is an effective treatment that only takes a few minutes in-office without anesthesia. You can return to your day right away.

During the procedure, your doctor injects Botox with a fine needle. Some people might feel mild and tolerable discomfort, but most people don’t report any trouble.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

Most men and women are suitable candidates for Botox. The team at Family Medicine NYC, PC can answer your questions during your consultation and provide you with detailed and valuable information to help you determine the right filler for you.

If you’re a suitable candidate for Botox, you should avoid alcohol for a few days and aspirin for two weeks prior to your treatment to reduce any possible bruising.

You’re not a good candidate for Botox if you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or if you have a neurological disease.

What can I expect after my Botox treatment?

Botox doesn’t involve downtime and most people don’t experience any symptoms. You might have mild bruising that resolves within a day or two or a mild headache that soon subsides.

Don’t rub or otherwise irritate the treated area for around 12 hours after your treatment.

Most people notice the best results of Botox anywhere from three days to one week after treatment. The results can last up to six months.

Your muscle function gradually returns, and your wrinkles might also return. Additional treatments can help you to maintain the results. While wrinkles can return with injectable fillers, they’re never typically as visible as they were previously.

Botox isn’t the only injectable filler that the team at Family Medicine NYC, PC offers to safely and effectively combat the subtle signs and changes of aging and smooth and plump your skin. Other fillers include Dysport, Juvederm, and Restylane.

To learn whether Botox and other injectable fillers are right for you, schedule your consultation online or call Family Medicine NYC, PC in New York City today.

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