How Botox Works To Rejuvenate Your Skin
posted: Nov. 02, 2021.
The first sign of wrinkles may show at your smile lines, or at the edge of your eyes, but that doesn't mean you are permanently losing the battle against aging skin! Botox is a cosmetic treatment that temporarily freezes those stubborn muscles from developing wrinkles. At Choice Dermatology, Dr. Marc Meulener is happy to share the benefits of receiving botox beyond wrinkle reduction at our convenient locations of Basking Ridge, Union, and soon serving Parlin, NJ.
What Is Botox?
Due to the process of aging, your skin loses a lot of moisture, decreasing the suppleness that you once had during your youth. Perhaps you're experiencing the opposite, with consistent sweaty palms or sweating through every shirt you own.
A bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum is a toxin of which botox is produced. An injection of Botox can paralyze, or weaken, specific nerves or muscles that are working to make the appearance of wrinkles known.
How Long Does Botox Treatment Last?
Depending on the location of the injection, the newfound smoothness of your skin can last anywhere from 3-4 months before wrinkles or persistent sweating will reestablish a presence again.
It's important to maintain your regularly scheduled botox treatment appointments to ensure you're keeping those pesky wrinkles at bay.
Are There Negative Impacts of Botox Treatment?
With the great benefit of wrinkle reduction, there are some common side effects that you may experience, such as:
- pain, swelling, irritation, or bruising at the site of injection
- neighboring muscles or nerves may weaken
- though less common, you may experience temporary drooping of your eyelids
To reduce the potential of side effects, your Basking Ridge, Union, and soon Parlin, NJ, dermatologist, Dr. Meulener, will recommend the best routine for you after botox treatment.
Is Botox Treatment Right For Me?
Though Botox has become a proven safe and effective treatment, the best treatment for you cannot be determined on your own. Choice Dermatology in Baking Ridge, Union, and soon serving Parlin, NJ, recommends scheduling a consultation with Dr. Meulener to discuss your options. Book an appointment today by calling our office at one of our three convenient locations: (908) 766-7546 (Baking Ridge, NJ), (908) 355-0112 (Union, NJ), or (732) 820-9602 (Parlin, NJ).