About The Procedure
BOTOX Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of the most requested services at Dr. James Gordon’s plastic surgery offices in Westchester County and Manhattan. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX creates a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow's feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck. Dr. James R. Gordon is one of 3% of doctors qualified as an ExpertInjector™ by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Dr. Gordon is frequently featured in the media for his expertise in refined injection techniques that lift and rejuvenate the aging face.
Dr. Gordon's Guide to Injectables and Fillers
"40 Years Old - Looking Dull, Now All Refreshed! - Westchester, NY - I just turned 40 a few months ago, and felt I hit the big "milestone" of going downhill. My skin was dull and I lost that youthful look (and hence my confidence). I decided to treat myself to a birthday gift that would make me look and feel younger... yet not too intrusive. I turned to RealSelf and looked at different procedures. Wasn't too sure about what I needed. Then I saw Dr. Gordon offers free consultation... I thought why not take up this offer. I'm so glad I did as meeting Dr. Gordon was a delight. He was very knowledgeable and professional, yet very relatable. He was able to understand my problems and I booked "Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing" with him. The whole process was pretty easy and painless... coupled with a couple of Botox shots... Voila! 2 weeks later.. I am all healed and I look all refreshed now. No one asked what I did but thought I had a great vacation and plenty of sleep. I would highly recommend anyone wanted a rejuvenated look to go see Dr. Gordon. You will not regret it. I am now happy and ready for Spring!"- L. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2015
"Eyelid Lifting Eye-drops! - Harrison, NY - Dr. Gordon is a superb Dr. to say the least! I highly recommend Dr. James R. Gordon!"- C. / RealSelf / May 04, 2015
"Best Gift for Myself! - Westchester, NY - I'm sure some of you can relate to my story here. I am in my early 40s, but look like I'm approaching 50. Heavy and puffy eyelids, wrinkles all around my eyes were the main culprits (and most certainly, as a mother of 4 boys add years too). Finally, I am ready to give time back to myself and find a plastic surgeon with special expertise on eyes. Dr Gordon was the first doc I scheduled a consultation with. Of the 4 docs I contacted, his staff was the quickest to get back to me. Given my hectic schedule, I really appreciated how Dr Gordon's office tried to work out a time for me. My husband, who accompanied me to the consult, was very impressed with Dr Gordon's credentials, professionalism and bedside manner. We were treated like friends without any pressure. It's heartening to know that this award winning doc doesn't have airs, but want true care for his patients. Without waiting for the 2 other consults I had previous arranged for, I made the decision to go with Dr Gordon. It was like finding your soulmate, you know when you meet the right Doc. In fact, I couldn't wait for my scheduled surgery date (in 5 weeks' time) and asked for quick fixes with Botox. I'm loving the results and really look forward to my surgery day. I know this is the best gift I wanted for the past 10 Mother's Days."- H. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2015
"Loving my "Liquid Facelift" Westchester, NY - To be honest, "Liquid Facelift" sounds so far-fetched I never considered having it donemyself. Seeing the work of Dr Gordon's from my friends convinced me to go see him. The Dr's friendliness and integrity made me book the procedure. Dr was very upfront about what I can achieve (and not achieve) with the procedure. The "liquid" Dr Gordon used: Juvederm, Voluma that restored my facial volume and Botox which got rid of my fine lines, wrinkles. I gave the Dr office permission to upload my before/after photos. Check out the gallery, you will see me there. 2 thumbs up Dr Gordon!"- J. / RealSelf / Jul 20, 2015
"Sunken Under Eyes - Sad Looking Face - One Very Unhappy Lady. Harrison, NY - Dr. James Gordon is very friendly, easy to talk to and most of all honest. During our consultation, he tool his time to explain the procedure and answer any questions. The procedure was painless, and the results are fantastic!"- A. / RealSelf / Sep 16, 2015
After determining a treatment plan during the initial consultation, Dr. Gordon is often able to perform BOTOX injections right away in his minor procedures room. The treatment only takes about 5 minutes and patients will be able to leave the office and resume their normal activities immediately, but it is advised that strenuous activity be avoided. Since very thin needles are used, most patients will only feel minor pain and discomfort. No anesthesia or numbing cream is required.
BOTOX Expected Cost
Immediately following the BOTOX treatment, some patients may experience temporary mild bruising, but the treated wrinkles begin to fade within 72 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic typically last up to 4 – 6 months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year. After several sessions of BOTOX treatments, the results may begin to last longer.
A BOTOX treatment session may cost between $500 and $1,000, depending on the amount of BOTOX used. During the initial consultation, Dr. Gordon will be able to better estimate a patient’s cost after determining their goals and examining the areas needing treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $1,000
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 5 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
BOTOX During/After The Procedure
Patients should expect to have redness and swelling on their face after the treatment, but this should subside in 1 – 3 days. Dr. Gordon advises his patients to avoid laying down or inverting the body for the first few hours after the treatment. Also, patients should avoid touching or massaging the injections sites as this can cause the treatment to spread to other areas. Patients are encouraged to call Dr. Gordon’s office with any questions or concerns.
BOTOX is a safe form of botulinum toxin (type A) that is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use. As an experienced Expert Injector, Dr. Gordon is able to properly administer BOTOX treatment. Patients should be careful to tell Dr. Gordon about their medical history, including the use of NSAIDs (aspirin), anticoagulants, or blood thinners.
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms.