Say Goodbye to Your Fine Lines and Wrinkles
posted: Mar. 22, 2021.
Before getting Botox, there are a few things You should know.
Thinking about getting Botox? If so, our Basking Ridge and Union, NJ, dermatologist Dr. Marc Meulener understand that you may want to learn more about this treatment before deciding whether it’s right for you. Botox has become a popular way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. If you are looking to refresh your appearance and are thinking about Botox here’s what you should know.
How Botox Works
Botox has been around a while and has certainly earned a reputation for being an effective anti-aging treatment that doesn’t require invasive procedures or surgery. Botox is great for targeting those lines and wrinkles that seem to be accentuated by smiling, frowning, or facial expressions. These lines and wrinkles include:
- Furrow lines (lines between the eyebrows)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles and lines around the eyes)
Botox contains a purified form of botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that can relax the muscles to smooth away the lines and wrinkles of the face. Botox’s effects last up to four months.
Before getting Botox it’s important that you discuss your goals with our dermatologist first so that he fully understands what you’re hoping to achieve through Botox. There are many factors we will need to take into consideration before deciding whether you’re an ideal candidate for Botox.
The procedure itself is quick and relatively painless. If you are particularly pain-sensitive, you’ll want to talk with our dermatologist about ways to numb the area prior to treatment. Administering Botox usually takes about 10 minutes or less.
There is no recovery period with Botox so you can head back to work and your normal routine immediately after. Results aren’t visible right away but will become apparent about 3-4 days after treatment, with the treatment taking full effect within 7 days.
Results are not permanent. Most patients come in every 4-6 months for maintenance injections to refresh their appearance. Talk with our dermatologist to find out how often you should come into our practice to keep your results looking their best.
Dr. Meulener is proud to provide patients living in and around Basking Ridge, Union, and Morristown, NJ, with Botox and other tailored cosmetic treatments. Call Choice Dermatology at (908) 355-0112 for the Union office or (908) 766-7546 for the Basking Ridge office and let us know that you are interested in getting Botox. We would be happy to schedule a consultation for you.