Central New York



Facial Rejuvenation

At Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center, located in Horseheads and Ithaca, NY, we are the bridge between science and beauty. Our integrated practice offers vein treatments and aesthetic treatments, all of which are performed in an intimate setting that focuses on patient-centered care. Our goal is to help you feel more confident with our treatments, including facial rejuvenation treatments like injectable neurotoxins that can smooth expression lines long-term and help renew your appearance.

Neurotoxins Ithaca, New York

Our wrinkle-relaxing injectable treatments include Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, all containing active ingredients designed to relax facial muscles, resulting in facial rejuvenation. As you age, your skin’s foundational structure weakens as the body produces less collagen and elastin every year after age 30. As your skin weakens, it gets thinner and less resilient. Expression lines become dominant features of the face. If you have expression lines that are affecting your self-image and confidence, we can use injectable neurotoxins to safely and effectively eliminate those wrinkles and help you achieve youthful-looking skin.
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.

Xeomin is another highly purified wrinkle-relaxing injectable that contains neurotoxins, but it’s unique in that it’s made with a highly purified formula, free of any additional proteins. Patients with allergies may qualify for this injectable due to its purity. Xeomin treats frown lines between the brows and is an excellent solution for those looking for temporary relief from expression lines.


Dysport is another injectable neurotoxin that treats frown lines. However, its unique treatment protocol that includes a series of injections around the brows in five different areas will help you maintain the natural ability to express while simultaneously smoothing your frown lines. Whether you suffer from mild or more severe frown lines, this treatment option is an excellent solution to temporarily eliminate them.

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.