Does your face look tired? Do you see lines or wrinkles resting on your forehead when you look in the mirror? Or, when you look at photos of yourself smiling, do the lines around your eyes bother you? If you are hoping to find a solution to these upper facial lines and wrinkles, BOTOX can help you revitalize your look without surgery and get your glow back. This popular cosmetic treatment is used daily in our Florham Park, NJ plastic surgery practice to help both men and women look and feel younger.

So what makes BOTOX so powerful and popular? Let’s start by explaining what it is and what it is used for.

The Power of BOTOX

BOTOX is an injectable solution using a form of botulinum (onabotulinumtoxinA) that has been proven safe to use in small doses. Since its FDA approval and introduction to the cosmetic world in 2002, BOTOX has been used by millions to fight the signs of aging. Originally used to treat migraines and certain conditions such as eye twitching, BOTOX was used medically before it entered the cosmetic realm. Used today to treat lines and wrinkles in the forehead and lines around the eyes (Crow’s feet) BOTOX works by temporarily freezing the underlying muscles so that facial movement is limited, helping to soften the effect of static lines on the surface. BOTOX can prolong the need to turn to surgical procedures for decades if used regularly.

Who Needs BOTOX?

Anyone in the greater New Jersey area who is looking to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles along the upper face can have BOTOX. Men and women alike eventually deal with the natural signs of aging. Fine lines and wrinkles start to appear and only get progressively worse with age. You can start using BOTOX in your 20s as a preventive measure against wrinkles and in your 30’s for just general maintenance. As you reach your 40s and 50s, BOTOX is looked at as a skin rejuvenation treatment to help turn back the hands of time and restore a softer look. Countless adults of all ages turn to BOTOX to help look refreshed and younger and continue to use it as long as they can before surgery is considered.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX injections are placed into target areas to temporarily stop muscles from contracting. The injections block the chemical signals from nerves therefore causing the muscles, especially in our face, to relax and ward off any more production of wrinkles with our day to day facial expressions. You can be in and out of the office in under 30 minutes returning to your daily routine.

Most Popular Areas for BOTOX:

Patients throughout the greater New Jersey area come to our plastic surgery center for BOTOX injections to treat the following areas of concern:

  • Forehead–The most common place to get BOTOX injections is the forehead. This is the area most affected by dynamic facial expressions and where lines, creases, and wrinkles tend to settle the most. BOTOX can help diminish lines on the forehead as well as smooth out glabellar lines located in between both eyes, also known as the “11’s”. So many of our patients are stunned at their results after one round of injections. It can refresh your entire look in a matter of days.

  • Crow’s feet–BOTOX can reduce the appearance of lines on the outer corners of the eyes. These are known as “Crow’s feet” and are caused from years of squinting and smiling. BOTOX helps smooth this area and reduce these lines.

  • Bunny lines–BOTOX can relax the muscles that create small lines at the bridge of the nose with facial expressions.

Other benefits of BOTOX:

  • For years, BOTOX has helped individuals who suffer from migraines by reducing their frequency or duration of them. Injected in small amounts into the scalp and head, it relaxes certain muscles that tighten the scalp as well as relaxes certain neurotransmitters that may trigger migraines or extreme headaches. BOTOX was used to treat migraines before it was introduced as a cosmetic enhancement.

  • Extreme sweating is a common problem with individuals called Hyperhidrosis. BOTOX has been found when injected into the armpits or palms of the hands it can reduce the production of sweat and reduce swelling.

  • BOTOX can also help with spastic muscles or spascity that can cause loss of mobility or even pain typically affecting the face, eyes, arms, or legs. When injected into the target area it relaxes the affected muscles to temporarily relieve individuals of this condition.

BOTOX plays well with others

The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery offers numerous cosmetic non-invasive and surgical options to the surrounding New Jersey area to get you looking and feeling great! One of the great things about BOTOX is it can be combined with other procedures to give you a range of treatments that work well together giving you the best end result.

  • BOTOX can be combined with injectable fillers such as Juvèderm. For example, Juvèderm can restore volume to the skin and plump areas where volume is depleted, which results in a reduction of lines and creates a softer skin appearance. Fillers can also be used for lip and cheek augmentation as well. When used in conjunction with BOTOX, the entire face gets a rejuvenated look.

  • BOTOX can be combined with one of our nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments such as facials, microdermabrasion, laser or chemical peels. Getting a rejuvenating procedure then adding BOTOX to reduce lines and wrinkles allows our patients to leave our center looking refreshed and younger!

  • BOTOX can also be used to compliment any cosmetic surgery, especially facial procedures such as a brow lift, facelift, or blepharoplasty. When using BOTOX after your surgical enhancement, you can get optimal, lasting younger-looking results.

There are several options and different cosmetic treatments that work well with BOTOX. It is one of the many benefits that makes BOTOX so popular! As with any cosmetic treatment or procedure a consultation appointment with one of our professionally trained New Jersey area plastic surgeons at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery is recommended. BOTOX can be life-changing and definitely an amazing option to get a more youthful glow! Call or schedule your BOTOX appointment today!