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Botox® Treatment in Ithaca, NY | Ferrer & Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center

Botox® Treatment in Ithaca, NY

Wrinkles such as frown lines and crow’s feet can be a concern for many people as their skin ages and lines become more noticeable. Wrinkle-relaxing treatments such as Botox can be an ideal way to treat expression lines and can also be used to address certain medical conditions.

At Ferrer & Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center, we focus on treatments that are backed by science and provide effective results. Botox injections offer these benefits to our patients, and we are happy to meet with you to discuss your candidacy for this treatment.  

What Is Botox?

Botox is one of the brands of neuromodulators that we offer at our aesthetic center. This product is made from a protein known as botulinum toxin type A that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. 

Botox is injected into specific muscles in the face to temporarily relax and immobilize them. We only target the areas of the muscle that cause folding of the skin when they contract. Other muscles that are responsible for natural facial movement retain their motion, allowing your face to look less lined while you still enjoy a natural-looking appearance. 

Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

Botox® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.



Botox has been smoothing lines and wrinkles for over 20 years. It’s a safe way to temporarily eliminate expression lines and is the most versatile FDA-approved wrinkle-relaxing injectable because it treats three different areas of the face: the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, and the outer corners of the eyes. It has both cosmetic and medical uses and can help patients achieve different cosmetic and medical goals.

Cosmetic Uses

Forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet form in both men and women in different severities. However, if those lines are affecting your appearance, we can use Botox to temporarily smooth them. Whether you want to address one area, two, or all three, we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals during one appointment.

Medical Uses

Botox also has some medical uses and can help patients suffering from hyperhidrosis, migraine pain, and TMJ find the relief they need. Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which patients experience excessive armpit sweating. No amount of deodorant or topical solutions can address this condition, but Botox injections into the different areas of the armpit can. The injections will block the sweat glands and decrease sweat output. We can also use Botox injections to alleviate migraine pain and TMJ pain. Migraines and TMJ pain are caused in part by tense muscles. By relaxing the muscles in the head and the jaw, we can help alleviate pain from these conditions and improve the quality of your life.

What Can We Treat With Botox?

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the small but sometimes deep lines that appear at the corners of a person’s eyes when they smile or squint. When Botox is injected into the muscles around the eyes, these lines can relax, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. 

Frown Lines

Frown lines, sometimes also called “glabellar lines,” are the vertical lines that appear between an individual’s eyebrows, typically when they frown or concentrate. By relaxing the muscles that cause these lines to appear, Botox can help you have a more youthful appearance.

Forehead Lines

When you raise your eyebrows in surprise, you may notice horizontal lines forming on your forehead. These lines can become deeper with time, but they can be smoothed out with Botox treatments. 


Excessive sweating is one medical condition that can be effectively treated with Botox injections. By injecting this medication into the area, Botox interrupts the messages that tell the sweat glands to sweat. This can bring temporary relief from excessive sweating in the affected areas. 

Migraine Pain

Botox is approved for use in individuals with chronic migraines. If you suffer from regular headaches, typically as many as 15 or more migraines per month, you may be a good candidate for Botox treatments. Botox can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines by blocking the release of chemicals that can cause pain.

TMJ Pain

TMJ disorder, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects the jaw and can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty chewing along with other symptoms including dizziness, headaches, ringing in the ears, ear pain, and more. Botox injections can relax the muscles around the jaw, reduce tension, and alleviate pain. Botox may also be able to help with bruxism, also known as teeth grinding which can cause or worsen TMJ pain.

More Benefits of Botox Treatments

Botox Is Non-Invasive

Botox treatments are non-surgical and only involve a few small injections. This makes it a less invasive way of reducing lines and wrinkles than many other anti-aging procedures. Treatments typically only take a few minutes per treatment area. 

Botox Treatments Are Customizable

Botox is customizable and can be tailored to suit your needs. The amount and location of injections can be adjusted depending on your muscle structure, the wrinkles that you want to be treated, and how much movement you want in the area. With our customized treatment plans, you can achieve the best possible results.

Botox Is a No Downtime Treatment

One of the biggest advantages of Botox is that it requires no downtime. Unlike surgery which can take days to recover from, you can be back on your feet immediately after your injections. This can make Botox a good option for individuals who want to improve their appearance without disrupting their routine. 

Botox FAQs

How Long Does Botox Last After Injection? 

Botox can last for an average of three to four months after injection. It may be longer or shorter depending on how much was injected, which area was treated, and individual factors such as age, skin elasticity, and metabolism. 

As the effects of Botox start to wear off, your muscles will gradually regain full movement and the lines and wrinkles can start to reappear. At this point, you may have another round of injections if desired and if recommended by your doctor. 

How Long Does It Take to See Botox Results? 

The time that it takes to begin seeing the results of your Botox treatment can vary. Typically, muscle movement can begin to decrease and lines can start to grow less apparent around five days after injection, although it may be more. 

Treatment results are generally gradual, and you may notice your muscles relaxing more each day until you are able to see the full results. Results can peak between two weeks and 30 days, but this can also vary from patient to patient. 

Wrinkle Reduction and More With Botox

Botox is a well-known treatment that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles while also providing relief for other specific medical conditions. This treatment can be tailored to meet your needs. If you are considering Botox, you can schedule a consultation with us at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center to determine if it is right for you. With proper care and follow-up, Botox can help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Call us today or fill out our online contact form for our Botox treatments in Ithaca, NY. 

Neurotoxin FAQ

The Treatment Process

Each of our wrinkle-relaxing injectables is fitted with a fine, thin needle. Injections are quick, but if you are concerned about discomfort, we can arrange for a pre-treatment application of a topical numbing solution to enhance your injection experience. Once we apply the topical solution, it takes about 30 minutes for the skin to go numb, and then we can make the necessary injections and you’ll be on your way.

How Many Injections Will I Need?

Botox injections have a specific treatment protocol. If you choose to treat forehead lines, you’ll receive five different injections into areas on the forehead. If you treat frown lines, you’ll receive five injections into the area around and above the brows. If you choose to treat frown lines, you’ll receive three injections into the muscles at the outer corners of the eyes.

If you use Dysport or Xeomin to address frown lines, you’ll receive injections into various areas around the eyebrows to smooth those wrinkles. We’ll design a unique treatment plan using one or more of these injectables to help you combat lines and wrinkles long-term.

Aftercare Instructions

After your treatment, you can resume your normal daily activities and even return to work if you need to. However, it’s important that you follow some aftercare instructions to ensure the best results. Keep your head elevated for at least four hours after your treatment. Do not massage or touch the treatment area to avoid spreading the ingredients into different areas of the face.

Avoid workouts for 24 hours and activities that increase body temperature, including sauna use, hot tubs, steam rooms, or even hot yoga. We’ll give you specific instructions about what products to use and how to care for the injection sites in the days following your treatment.

When To Expect Results

It’s important to note that when you begin treatment with these injectables, you won’t see immediate results. It takes time for the neurotoxins to relax the muscles in your treatment area.

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport results appear within a few days of treatment. Botox takes the longest to deliver results, and you may have to wait up to a week to see visible changes in your treatment area. Dysport and Xeomin take two to four days to deliver results. Best results are evident by 30 days post-treatment and can last three to six months.

Rejuvenate Your Complexion

Don’t let your expression lines define you. Instead, invest in a safe cosmetic treatment that will help renew your confidence and appearance. Facial rejuvenation with these wrinkle-relaxing injectables is the perfect way to fight aging and achieve a well-rested and youthful-looking complexion with just a quick 10-minute treatment. Contact us today at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center, located in Horseheads and Ithaca, NY to schedule your consultation.

What is Facial Rejuvenation?

Facial sculpting–the combination of injectables (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) and fillers (Voluma, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero Balance, Perlane, Restylane, and Sculptra)–is an artistic endeavor that provides individualized results for your unique needs.

The wide range of products offered at Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center address wrinkles as well as the muscles that cause lines and furrows to form.

Fillers plump up wrinkles while other injectables prevent the muscle contractions that result in lines and wrinkles.

When used together, injectables and fillers can lead to improved and longer-lasting results, due to the decreased muscle movement slowing the re-absorption of the products used in the treatment.