Botox is a botulinum toxin designed to relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Other neurotoxins such as dysport and xeomin can be used for this very same purpose.

Is Botox safe?

Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment in the United States. It received approval for therapeutic use in 1989. Yes! 1989! It has been around much longer than most people realize. It has gone through rigorous quality and safety checks for more than thirty years. It received FDA approval for cosmetic use in the United States in 2002. Since then, more than 100 million botox vials have been used. Serious side effects are rare and are minimized when ensuring you go to a skilled injector.


What areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox can be used in many areas including:

  • Forehead Lines
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Dimpling
  • Marionette Lines (turning down of the mouth)
  • Underarms to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Frown Lines
  • Lip Lift
  • Gummy Smile
  • Treats TMJ (Jaw clenching)
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Lip Lines
  • Neck Lines
  • Facial Slimming


Who should have Botox treatments?

Everyone can benefit from botox treatments, men, women, and even younger patients. Botox Cosmetic can both soften wrinkles that have already occurred or be utilized for preventative maintenence. It is not uncommon for many younger patients to start using neurotoxin, even without the appearance of any wrinkles at all. This is used to minimize the occurrence of these lines as we age. For those who have already begun to show some wrinkles, this procedure will both soften those wrinkles as well as function for prevention of more wrinkles occurring.


Is there downtime with Botox?

There is little to no downtime with botox. The treatment area can be tender and rarely there may be injection site bruising or swelling. You are able to resume normal activities right after botox. We only require that you do not exercise for 24 hours.


When will I see the results of my Botox treatment?

Most patients will see the effects of botox within the first week. Some patients may take a bit longer. We recommend waiting two weeks to see the full results for all patients.


Why Vivash, Mahopac?

Since neurotoxins have increased in popularity you can find places to inject these products all over. It is now offered in many places from dermatologist offices to maybe even your OBGYN office! Although botox is very safe to use, it is still a medical procedure, and it should be administered by a licensed professional. A skilled injector can ensure a natural result without looking “fake” or “frozen”. At ViVash, Mahopace we specialize in cosmetic procedures. Leave it to the experts to ensure a beautiful, natural, and safe botox botox result.

We service all of New York including Putnam county, Westchester County, Hudson Valley, and the tri-state area. We are conveniently located on Route 6 in Mahopac, NY. We have many patients who travel from all over New York to see us.