Botox And Fillers

The Gael Center

William Gael, MD

Anti-Aging & Alternative Medicine located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Features that might seem minor from an outsider’s perspective, like moisture under your armpits, deep furrows between your brows, or a sunken appearance around your eyes, can have a significant impact on the way you see yourself. With Botox® injections and fillers from William Gael, MD, at The Gael Center in Midtown West Manhattan, New York City, you can reduce excessive sweating, wrinkles, and collagen loss for months at a time. To learn more about Botox and fillers, and experience the effects for yourself, call The Gael Center, or request an appointment online today.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What are Botox and fillers?

Botox, an injectable neuromodulator, interrupts the communications from your motor nerves to specifically targeted muscles. The effects are only temporary, but there’s a lot you can do with Botox. At The Gael Center, Dr. Gael uses Botox for cosmetic and functional purposes.

The main ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin - it comes from bacteria. In high amounts, this toxin has serious effects. However, Botox harnesses its effects for safe use. Dr. Gael plans and delivers your injections with care so you can experience great results with few or no side effects. 

Your Botox procedure takes only about 10 minutes to complete at The Gael Center. Dr. Gael can offer options like numbing cream or ice to make the experience more comfortable for you.

Fillers are usually hyaluronic acid-based substances that help to fill areas on your face that have lost fat or collagen because of aging. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your body and helps to increase the volume under your skin when injected.

Over time, fillers can also trigger your body’s natural collagen production process, helping you achieve natural results.

What can Botox and fillers treat?

Botox has several different purposes in medicine. While most well-known for its cosmetic effects, the injectable can also treat some conditions and symptoms resulting from overactive muscles or nerves.

The Gael Center offers Botox injections for the following purposes:

Wrinkles

Some wrinkles appear because of subconscious facial muscle activity and can make you look much older or angrier than you are in reality. Dr. Gael can use Botox to target and smooth crow’s feet, forehead lines, and furrows between the eyes. 

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a complication that is both uncomfortable and cosmetically unappealing. Botox injections can temporarily disable your sweat glands in areas like your armpits so you can stay dry.

Collagen Loss 

Over time, collagen and other tissues in your body naturally degrade, which can cause your skin to have a sunken appearance. Fillers can replace the lost volume you notice and encourage collagen production.

How long do the results of Botox and fillers last?

The duration of your Botox results varies on an individual basis and also depends on the area you target. Typically, the effects last for an average of 4-6 months. You can book another round of injections with Dr. Gael if you’re satisfied with the results. 

How should I prepare for Botox or filler injections?

Botox and filler injections require very little preparation on your part. First, you should schedule your consultation with Dr. Gael at The Gael Center to discuss your goals, expectations, and health and how Botox or fillers may help.

He makes sure you’re a good candidate and that you’re unlikely to experience a negative reaction. Be sure to let him know of any allergies or medical complications you have. 

You can avoid or minimize bruising, a possible side effect of Botox and fillers, by avoiding aspirin and other blood-thinning medications for at least a week before your treatment. 

To schedule a consultation regarding Botox and fillers, call The Gael Center today or request an appointment online at your convenience.