Are you noticing etched in lines on your forehead? What about those lines around your eyes when you smile? Are you looking for a way to look natural without looking “done” or “frozen”? Then Botox may be a great option. Untreated muscles will still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that disappear, not your expressions. Everyone will notice that you look refreshed, but no one will know. Please see the media gallery for Dr. Singer’s Before-and-After results of Botox.
Botox is a quick and relatively painless process by which tiny injections safely weaken the facial muscles that make us look stressed, angry, or tired, putting a temporary stop to the wrinkling process. The result? A refreshed, natural appearance.
Botox is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The Botox protein blocks muscular contraction. This allows the muscle to lengthen, releasing wrinkles and folds, and smooths the unsightly lines that make us look tired and worn.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years produce unsightly frown lines (“11’s”), horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet. By weakening the muscles of facial movement, Botox not only temporarily erases these lines, but can also prevent them from getting worse.
Jeuveau is the newest kid on the block in terms of neuromodulators. Like Botox and Dysport, it is also derived from the same Botulinum toxin A protein. Jeuveau seems to be as robust as Botox, with perhaps a slightly more rapid onset of action, and similar diffusion radius.
Dr. Singer has personally tested Jeuveau on himself, his medical staff, and a number of patients. The vast majority of people have been thrilled with the results.
"I cannot tell the difference between Botox and Jeuveau when I have received injections for my own frown lines."– Dr. Craig Singer
Both neuromodulators are derived from Botulinum Toxin A. Dysport has a slightly more rapid onset of action and has a wider area of diffusion than Botox. Both are equally effective in treating facial wrinkles produced from muscle movement. The duration of effect of both toxins seems to be equivalent. Some people prefer one neuromodulator over the other. However, most people can switch between these products without compromising results.
No. Botox works to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. Fillers occupy volume, and directly “fill” the loss of collagen and fat, lifting and softening wrinkles and folds.
All Botox injections are performed by Dr. Craig Singer.
Dr. Singer does not employ a nurse injector or physician assistant to perform Botox injections.
After closely examining the muscular movements of the patient, Dr. Singer precisely maps out the injection sites in order to achieve the desired result. Since there are nuances in facial anatomy, it is critical that the injector has a wealth of experience.
We charge by the unit, so you pay only for what you need. Touchups (i.e. additional units) may be required depending on anatomical variations. Please contact our office for current pricing.
This depends on the size of the muscle, location, as well as gender differences.
A female will require approximately 20 units to the frown lines and 10 units on the forehead. We often will treat the tail of the eyebrow with another 4 units to enhance eyebrow elevation.
A male will often require at least 30 units to the frown lines as these muscles tend to be larger in men.
Individual needs may differ from one person to the next.
Please see the media gallery for Botox video and Dr. Singer’s Before-and-After results.