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BOTOX

BOTOX (Wrinkle Relaxer) – Morristown, NJ*

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Overview

BOTOX Cosmetic treatments in Florham Park, NJ at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery help women and men erase facial lines, furrows, and wrinkles. Our BOTOX patients, who visit from Chatham, Morristown, Livingston, Madison, and other surrounding communities, enjoy looking naturally younger and more refreshed. The lines that create an aged appearance build up over a lifetime from every smile, laugh, frown, or puzzled look. Over time, these produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially along the forehead, between the eyebrows, and on the sides of the eyes (known as Crow’s feet). Quick, safe, and effective, BOTOX injections reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. The result is a softer, smoother skin appearance.

Administering BOTOX

BOTOX is administered during an in-office appointment that typically takes about 15- 30 minutes. The depth, length, quantity and location of wrinkles vary for each patient. Therefore, the injection treatment, including the dosage and injection location, is tailored during the procedure. Patients will be marked for the specific areas on the face that are going to be treated. The injection is given through a syringe to localized areas on the face. Patients will feel a small prick as the needle inserts through the skin, but any pain or discomfort is controlled with a cold compress.

What to Expect

Immediately following a series of BOTOX injections, there will be some mild swelling and redness at the injection site. This will subside a few hours after the procedure. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately, but exercise should be avoided for a few hours. It is also recommended that patients keep their heads elevated for the first 8-10 hours. Results following BOTOX will become apparent within 4-7 days. About a week after treatment, patients will notice an inability to fully move portions of their forehead. With limited movement, wrinkles will cease to appear. The result is skin that appears smooth and soft.

Botox FAQs

Is It Safe?

BOTOX is approved by the FDA and has a long, safe history. It is administered in over 75 countries and consistently ranks as the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. However, even with its popularity, BOTOX is a drug and should only be administered by a qualified medical practitioner. Individuals who receive injections by someone inexperienced run the added risk of bruising, over medicating and ultimately, obtaining an undesirable result. 

Comparable Medication?

In 2009, BOTOX gained competition when Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) was developed, approved by the FDA, and made available to the general public. Both drugs are used to relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. Some practices lean towards BOTOX to address forehead lines, while considering Dysport for crow’s feet. There has been much debate as to which drug is superior. Both have their advantages. Some distinct differences can be discussed during your consultation.  

Long Lasting?

BOTOX is not a permanent fix. Results will last for several months - sometimes longer - but they will not last forever. Qualified injectors will tell you there is good news and bad news when it comes to BOTOX. The good news is, if you are not happy with your results, the results will only last a few months. Likewise, the bad news is, if you love your results (which most people do), the results will only last a few months.  Regardless, many patients recognize even the temporary results are worth feeling and looking younger. 

Botox or Filler?

Injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and  Voluma  help decrease wrinkles by adding volume to certain facial structures, which creates the appearance of smooth skin. BOTOX, which temporarily freezes the underlying muscle, offers a similar result, with a different approach. A skilled practitioner will be able to determine if a filler material or a product like BOTOX would garner the best results.

Best Age?

Individuals who wish to soften and decrease facial lines and wrinkles may be candidates for BOTOX. Most patients using Botox are over 30 years  old. However, ther e may be indications to use Botox in younger patients.  You should  consult with your physician.  Botox use is not recommended  during pregnancy.

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