GLABELLA (11S) TREATMENT TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


As the aging process progresses, it is very common for patients to develop standing vertical lines between the brows. Dr. Zuckerman can address these lines by injecting Botox® Cosmetic into the glabella muscles, which control the movement of the brows inwards. Left alone, these lines or furrows would grow deeper over time as a result of frowning or concentration. Dr. Zuckerman’s patients often find that existing verticle fine lines and wrinkles in this area are eliminated when the area fully relaxes after undergoing treatment.


Frontal view of Botox treatment of the glabella (

A patient of Dr. Zuckerman’s in New York City who underwent treatment of the Glabella muscles (the 11’s) with Botox® Cosmetic. Patient treated with 11 units in corrugator muscles, 2 units in procerus muscles, 10 units in upper forehead. Images taken just prior to treatment and then seven days afterward.


Glabella (11s) Treatment In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Glabella (11s) Treatment including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require three to four treatments per year to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment takes approximately one week to set in and lasts three to four months.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment (Often combined with Forehead Antiwrinkle Treatment and Crow’s Feet Treatment)

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing injections to the glabella to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$150 – $400 Per Area




Botox Cosmetic product, product box and logo. Dr. Zuckerman performs non-surgical injectable antiaging cosmetic treatments using Botox in his practice in New York City. Made by Allergan.

Botox Cosmetic® injectable product and packaging. Source: Allergan. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Glabella (11s) Treatment Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There may be slight bleeding or redness at the injection sites, but these will resolve within a few hours.

Required Level of Skill

Low to medium: visit Dr. Zuckerman, a board-certified plastic surgeon and an expert injector, to ensure that you do not look “frozen” or have unintended drooping of the brows.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: this treatment is performed with an extremely thin gauge needle. Dr. Zuckerman offers a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) as well before treatment if you would like and an ice pack afterwards.

Associated Risks

Injections of the Glabella, or “11’s” lines, are overhwelmingly safe and widespread. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox® Cosmetic has been in use for over fifteen years. Unfortunately, it is so widespread that many injectors are not board-certified medical doctors or injectors overseen by a medical doctor. The most likely “risks”, if you were to undergo treatment with an inexperienced practitionar, are unintended drooping of the brows or overdosing, leading to a “frozen” look. With Dr. Zuckerman, there is no need to worry about such risks.



Dr. Zuckerman performs Botox® Cosmetic injections on a patient’s forehead and between her brows.


Frequently Asked Questions About Glabella (11s) Treatment


• How many units of Botox do I need for glabella “11’s” treatment?
Dr. Zuckerman will recommend a number of units to you for this treatment based on your age and the strength of your glabella muscles. There is a surprising amount of variation in the strength of usage of these muscle. This area receives somewhere in the range of 15 to 25 units. For first or second-time patients, Dr. Zuckerman often recommends that you make a follow-up appointment 8 to 14 days after treatment. He can then perform a touch-up treatment and record exactly how many units optimally suits you.

For other Frequently Asked Questions about Botox® treatments, please visit the Botox® Cosmetic page.


Dr. Zuckerman speaks with a cosmetic surgery patient.

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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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