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Botox in New Jersey

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.

The Beauty of Botox

Discover how Botox can help you fight the signs of aging at True Beauty MedSpa in New Jersey

BOTOX® Cosmetic 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.

What is Botox?

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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.

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How does Botox Work?

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.

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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Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

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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:

  • Crow’s Feet
  • Forehead Lines
  • A Gummy Smile
  • A Downturned Smile
  • Frown Lines (“11” lines)
  • Neck Bands (seen on the neck as we age
  • Thin Upper Lip (it relaxes the muscle a bit)
  • Bunny Lines (lines on the side of the nose)
  • Peach Pit Chin (lines on the front of the chin)
  • Smoker’s Lines (vertical lines seen on the lips)
  • Strong or Square Jaw (caused by an overactive Masseter Muscle)

While some patients choose to wait until fine lines and wrinkles have already appeared, others use Botox as a preventative treatment.

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How Does Botox Differ From Fillers?

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 Procedure

The Botox procedure itself only takes a few minutes to complete and involves a series of injections using a fine needle. An effective Botox treatment relies on the knowledge and skill of your provider. Every muscle in the face is responsible for different movements. Experienced doctors like Dr. Friedlander know precisely where the treatment will have the most significant, natural-looking effect. As a result, most patients experience minor discomfort and compare the feeling of the injection to a tiny pinprick or bug bite.

Botox Results

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

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The effects of Botox takes between one and three days to become noticeable, with results lasting up to four months. You can resume normal activities immediately after your Botox treatment. 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.

Before and 1 Week After Botox Treatment of the Glabella

Schedule a Botox Consultation at True Beauty MedSpa

Beverly Friedlander, MD

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox has been extensively studied and is approved for cosmetic use in 96 countries. In addition, it has a long safety record and is FDA-approved.

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 Botox injector considers 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.

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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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