BOTOX®: What you Need to Know
- Posted on: Sep 29 2014
Botox® injection is a non-surgical procedure that provides temporary relief from creases, lines, and even crow’s feet near your eyes.
Botox® effectively smoothes crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, and those thick skin bands that can appear on the back of your neck. Many of these unsightly lines and creases develop as your facial muscles push and pull your skin as you smile, talk, frown, and more – basically any facial movement can lead to unattractive signs of aging. The more your facial muscles move your skin, the more likely you are to develop lines, creases, and crow’s feet.
Lines, creases, and crow’s feet make you look old and tired. Sometimes they can make you appear angry, even when you are in a great mood. Botox® injections are one of the safest, easiest, and quickest ways to remove wrinkles. Your cosmetic doctor can even combine Botox® injections with other New Jersey cosmetic services, including Juvederm®, Belotero®, or Radiesse® dermal fillers, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion.
Botox® contains botulinum toxin type A, a purified substance that drug manufacturers derive from bacteria. Botulinum toxin injections block nerve signals between muscles, which then weakens the muscles so they cannot contract to cause creases and lines in your skin.
South Jersey Cosmetic Center offers Botox® Injections to Erase Lines and Creases
Your cosmetic doctor at your local South Jersey Cosmetic Center received special training in the art of administering Botox® injections. There are 43 muscles in your face, so your cosmetic doctor must administer Botox® injections precisely to only those muscles that cause wrinkles so you receive the maximum neuromuscular effects while still preserving your natural facial expressions.
Botox® treatments are fast and easy. Your cosmetic doctor uses a very thin needle to administer the drug. Treatments usually take about 15 minutes but our South Jersey cosmetic center is so comfortable, you may want to stay longer. Best of all, there is no recovery or downtime – you can start smiling about your wrinkle-free skin immediately after Botox® injections.
Superficial lines, such as crow’s feet, typically require only two or three treatments but deeper creases, including deep furrows above your brow, could require five or more Botox® treatments.
Although generally safe, complications from a Botox® injection may occur, such as redness, bruising or pain at the administration site, flu-like symptoms, headache, nausea, and temporary facial weakness or drooping. Rarely, botulinum toxin can migrate past the injection site to cause trouble swallowing, breathing problems, muscle weakness, and slurred speech. These signs and symptoms require professional medical attention.
Ask your cosmetic doctor about Botox® today and start enjoying younger looking skin tomorrow.
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