Life is good! But living life can take a toll on your face that can rob you of both joy and confidence. Time, gravity, genetics, excessive sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can combine to make you look older than you are. And who wants that? The presence of premature lines and wrinkles can affect how patients present themselves in social and professional settings. Using Botox, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Friedlander can restore natural-looking youthfulness so that her patients can look and feel their best.
Discover how Botox can help you fight the signs of aging at True Beauty MedSpa in New Jersey.
Botox is the most commonly performed non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the world. For years, Botox has made a name for itself as the number one option to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines without looking unnatural. This quick and straightforward treatment proves that sometimes the slightest change can have the most significant impact on your appearance and confidence.
Beverly Friedlander, MD
Botox is an injectable drug that has a wide range of medical and cosmetic applications. Used cosmetically, Botox relaxes facial muscles, resulting in reducing or eliminating lines and wrinkles.
Botox was the first of a group of products now known collectively as neuromodulators. The products are approved for cosmetic and non-cosmetic uses. Botox was introduced in 2002 and was the first FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, fine wrinkles or lines next to the eyes called “crow’s feet,” and horizontal forehead lines.
Botox works by temporarily reducing the activity of muscles that cause wrinkles. It prevents the nerve impulse from getting to the muscle, thereby preventing its contraction, resulting in the visible smoothing of your wrinkles.
Botox is derived from a form of the botulism toxin that has been rendered harmless.
Over the years, repeated facial contractions imprint a furrow or wrinkle 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. Your deep wrinkles are associated with muscle memory and are made worse by sun damage and age. Considering that we lose about one percent of the collagen in our skin per year after the age of 20, it’s no wonder that these lines can begin at an early age.
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Botox is ideal for you if you have moderate to severe wrinkles and are unhappy with your tired, angry, or rundown appearance. While Botox was initially created for therapeutic purposes, it has been adapted for cosmetic use to combat the appearance of:
While some patients choose to wait until fine lines and wrinkles have already appeared, others use Botox as a preventative treatment.
Some medical conditions could disqualify you, including:
Patients with any type of active infection should postpone Botox treatment until the infection has resolved. Doctors generally recommend against Botox injections for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
While both Botox and facial fillers treat fine lines and wrinkles, they are two very different treatments. Botox prevents muscles from contracting while fillers add fullness to facial areas that have experienced volume loss. As a result, fillers are better suited for static lines present at rest, such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines. At the same time, Botox treats dynamic lines or lines that are more noticeable with expressions such as frowning, squinting, smiling, or showing surprise.
Botox is safe, effective, convenient, minimally invasive, and much less expensive than a facelift. Treatment sessions are brief, comfortable, and require no downtime. Botox is particularly effective at reducing or eliminating deep facial lines.
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While Botox is not a pain-killing medication per se, its muscle relaxing properties have nevertheless aided millions of patients in their pain management.
Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander
The effects of Botox can take between one and three days to become noticeable, with results lasting up to four months. After Botox New Jersey patients can resume their normal activities immediately. However, do not go to the gym or perform strenuous activities for several hours after your treatment. Many patients feel nothing as the Botox is kicking in.
Still, some patients, including New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander, a long-time user of Botox, will get a headache or feel a tightness before the Botox takes effect. Bruising or swelling at the injection site may occur but will resolve quickly. Other side effects are uncommon and self-limiting. Botox injections may be repeated as often as necessary. The visible improvements may last longer after multiple treatments because of a loss of muscle memory.
You can go right back to your normal activities, but hold off on particularly strenuous activity until you know how the medication affects you. Also, don’t rub or massage your treatment area for at least 24 hours.
You’ll quickly see a reduction or elimination of wrinkles and a smoothing and relaxing effect on your face.
You don’t have to surrender to time. Botox has elevated the quality of life for millions of patients. Surveys consistently reflect that Botox injections carry very high rates of patient satisfaction.
Beverly Friedlander, MD
This is the most important decision you will make in optimizing the results and safety of your Botox treatment.
Botox is a “technique-sensitive procedure,” meaning that its success is dependent on the training, skill, and experience of your doctor.
It is important to have an experienced injector such as Dr. Friedlander to perform your Botox treatment. New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Friedlander utilizes her surgical skills and years of experience with Botox injections to help you fight the signs of aging and achieve a more rejuvenated appearance. 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 or fill out the online contact form.
Botox injections should never be administered by anyone other than a highly trained medical professional, as they can be dangerous if given incorrectly.
You should feel no more than a small pinch. Remember that your treatment areas will be numbed prior to your procedure, and ice can be applied afterward.
Botox is the world’s most widely researched anti-wrinkle treatment.
Botox has been extensively studied and is approved for cosmetic use in 96 countries. In addition, Botox has a long safety record and is FDA-approvedM.
Safety and efficacy research results have been published in more than 500 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.
Botox is exhaustively tested to reduce any chance of contamination. But since it is derived from donated human plasma, it can rarely contain infectious pathogens. It is vitally important that injections be administered only by trained medical professionals using FDA-approved Botox.
Botox has been safely reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while restoring patients’ confidence levels for years. Botox temporarily prevents muscle movement. It is highly purified and will not result in long-lasting changes. While rare, some patients have experienced complications, such as an allergic reaction, bruising, swelling, tenderness at the injection site, headache, and drooping eyelids.
Botox spreads a little after it is injected. Dr. Friedlander will explain the concept of effect and counter-effect. Muscles do many things. Using the brow as an example, some muscles pull it up, and some muscles pull it down. By precisely injecting the Botox, you can selectively block the muscles that control brow movement. By weakening the muscle that pulls it down, the muscle that pulls it up becomes stronger, a lot like a SeeSaw. It is crucial to understand how all the surrounding muscles function to create a natural look.
Insurance does not cover Botox procedures for cosmetic reasons. Therefore, it is always best to check with your insurance provider about your coverage options.
The price can vary since each patient needs several Botox units to see the desired result. The depth and severity of wrinkles, as well as the number of areas treated, are the main factors your New Jersey Botox injector will consider during your consultation. In addition, if you have other facial enhancements or cosmetic services simultaneously, this will impact the final cost of treatment.
Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, has created a frequent flyer program called Alle, which gives you points every time you purchase an Allergan product. That means every time you are treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, KYBELLA®, LATISSE®, and, CoolSculpting®; you receive points which can be redeemed for coupons to be used on future purchases.
All you have to do is register with Allergan, and Dr. Friedlander’s staff does the rest. Also, don’t forget to visit the Specials page to view current promotional discounts on select services such as Botox as True Beauty Medspa in Short Hills, New Jersey. As a New Jersey medspa led by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beverly Friedlander, you can rest assured you have access to the authentic Botox product.
Repeated muscle movements create dynamic lines. Over time, facial expressions create permanent lines and wrinkles in the skin. These lines often develop before static lines, which form due to age and are present even when the face is at rest. Dynamic lines can be challenging to eliminate because they are caused by everyday movements and not the aging process. Botox is an effective treatment because it immobilizes the tiny muscles responsible for dynamic lines.
The best time to start using Botox is when you see lines or wrinkles that are bothering you. Many women begin seeing wrinkles in their 20s or 30s, mainly if they spend much time online or in the sun. Remember, we lose one percent of the collagen in our skin annually beginning in our 20s. That is why we cite age as a cause of wrinkles. Some people use Botox for prevention; this makes sense because the reduction in repetitive muscle contractions prevents wrinkles and keeps the face looking natural and youthful.
Make sure your skin is clear and free of acne. Botox cannot be used in areas of active acne or infection. In addition, Dr. Friedlander asks that you avoid aspirin, NSAIDs, blood thinners, and tobacco before your Botox treatment. Blood thinners increase your chance of post-treatment bruising, and tobacco use puts you at higher risk for complications.
No. The only “difference” people will notice is how much younger, vibrant and more refreshed you look! Dr. Friedlander specializes in achieving natural-looking results.
While results are not permanent, they may last three months or longer. You’ll need regular follow-up injections to maintain your new look, separated by at least three months.
While it’s true that cosmetic Botox treatments were initially viewed as primarily a procedure for women, a rapidly growing number of men are discovering the personal and professional benefits of Botox.
Dr. Friedlander became a plastic surgeon to make a real difference in the lives of her patients. She started her practice in New Jersey three decades ago, and still treats some of her very first patients to this day! Experience the difference that comes from working with a true plastic surgery professional who cares about your results by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bev.
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