Botox New Jersey
Botox is the most commonly performed non-invasive wrinkle treatment. When done well, patients look natural not frozen.
Has anyone ever asked you if you are getting enough sleep? Or, why are you always angry? These are signs that a group of injectables, which are widely used to reduce wrinkles may be right for you. No one is immune to wrinkles. Looking at a computer all day or squinting in the sunshine may be the cause of wrinkles that you used to think were relegated to older adults. Botox offers a quick simple treatment that will enhance your appearance with little or no downtime and keep you looking natural and youthful.
What is Botox?
Botox was the first of a group of products now known collectively as neuromodulators. These products are approved for cosmetic and non-cosmetic uses. Botox was introduced in 2002 and is the one and only FDA approved for the treatment of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and the fine wrinkles or crow’s feet next to the eyes*.
How does Botox work?
Botox targets the muscle contraction that causes of frown lines and crow’s feet. Over the years, these repeat contractions imprint a furrow or wrinkles into the skin causing visible lines even in younger adults. These lines can be difficult to eliminate if they are longstanding or associated with sun damage. Botox Cosmetic works by temporarily reducing the muscle activity resulting in a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows within a few days, lasting up to 4 months*.
What can Botox be used to treat?
Botox has other uses on the face and neck as well. It is FDA approved for treatment of migraines. Some people have a condition called “hyperhidrosis” or excess sweating under the arms or on the palms. This leads to perspiration stains on their clothing and might be perceived as an anxiety reaction. Botox can be used to reduce sweating in both locations*.
Is Botox safe?
Botox Cosmetic has been extensively studied is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. It has a long safety record, and has been available since 2002*.
What alternatives are there to Botox?
What to expect during Botox treatment
The treatment involves a few tiny injections with minimal discomfort frequently described as pin pricks or bug bites. The product will take 1-3 days to take effect on average and lasts up to 4 months. The activity of the muscle will begin to return before the lines are seen.
What to expect after Botox
After Botox, you can usually resume normal activities immediately after the injection. However, some patients, including New Jersey Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Beverly Friedlander, a long time user of Botox, will get a headaches before the effect kicks in. Some people experience bruising or swelling at the injection site. Other side effects are uncommon and self-limiting*.
Before & After Photos
Photos are taken at full smile or full frown. After photos are taken 7 days after treatment.
Schedule a consultation
To learn more about Botox Cosmetic injections and other wrinkle treatments, please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our New Jersey office at 973-912-9120. You may also use our online consultation tool provided on this page.
* = Results may vary