At the Clinic
Botox has been used in medicine for many years. It has been used for neurological problems where muscle contraction is exaggerated and bothersome to the patient.
It made its way into the field of plastic surgery many years ago in a very exciting fashion. Essentially, it works as a muscle relaxant and removes the ability of a muscle to contract. Therefore, when used in areas such as the glabella (line between the eyebrows), forehead or squint lines where the muscles are frequently contracting and causing wrinkles, it attenuates these wrinkles by its muscle relaxation properties.
Eventually, Botox is eliminated from the body. The muscle will then begin to contract again, usually four to five months later.
The effect of the Botox is not immediate and may take up to two weeks to be fully evident. Discomfort is non-existent. Localized bruising and swelling may occur but are extremely rare.
“Two years ago I decided to have breast augmentation and a full rhinoplasty. I went to see Dr. Papanastasiou and felt immediately comfortable with him and his staff and confident that he was the best doctor to do the work. It turns out that I needed a revision (to correct minor issues) for both surgeries (breasts and nose) and I was met with understanding and openness. Dr. Papanastasiou and his staff were very accommodating and compassionate! There were no hassles or arguments regarding the need for the revisions and this was very reassuring! I’m extremely pleased with the results of both surgeries and I’m grateful to have been in Dr. Papanastasiou’s care ☺️”
“About 4 weeks ago I had lower eye surgery for bags and wrinkles. I was initially a little nervous about the procedure but after speaking with him he made me feel at ease and I felt this was the right decision for me. The procedure took about 1 hour and I was back at work 1 week later with just some minor bruising on my cheeks. I was very impressed with Dr. Papanastasiou. He was very professional and I am extremely satisfied with the results. After the procedure he also called me that night to see how I was doing. I was extremely impressed. I would have no problem seeing him again for any procedure and would easily recommend him. Thank you again Dr. Papanastasiou”
“I had a successful breast surgery on May 24th 2016. Through the information sessions to the surgery and post surgery every single staff I dealt with was professional nice and patient. Dr. Papanastasiou is a great surgeon, professional, patient with a beautiful smile. I wish I had the surgery long time ago…..Big thank to Dr. Papanastasiou, God bless you Doctor!! Thank you so much Francoise, Stephanie, Michele and the young ladies at the reception and everyone who was in the surgery room. A big hug and thanks to NANCY the wonderful Nurse who took care of me in the recovery room, this great lady put her heart in what she does!!!! God bless you all.”