One of the most sought after treatments from cosmetic doctors is BOTOX®. Like Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Belotero®, BOTOX® is an injectible filler. It is a non-surgical procedure that can help make your skin look younger and more vibrant.
Where Can it Be Used?
In order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles — and grow old gracefully, FDA-approved Botox is commonly injected into the muscles in the following areas:
- Mouth (for smile lines)
- Eyes (for crows feet)
- Forehead or Glabella (for forehead and frown lines)
- Chin (for dimples in the chin)
- Neck (for neck wrinkles)
Beside Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles, What Other Benefits Can It Provide?
New innovative uses of injectables have produced cosmetic benefits, such as
- Opening up the eyes
- Reducing sweating
- Improving the 11’s (vertical lines between the brows)
- Upturning the corners of the mouth
- Improving the look of a gummy smile
- Lessening smokers lines around the mouth
- Softening a squared face or jaw
- Lifting the tip of a nose
- Improving the necklace lines
- And more.
There are other medical uses for the injectable, includingr overactive bladder, crossed eyes, eyelid spasms, and chronic migraines, as well as off-label uses, such as Cerebral Palsy, Anal Fissure and Allergic Rhinitis.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
Individuals of varying ethnicities and skin types that want to improve the look of facial and neck wrinkles to bring about a more youthful appearance without undergoing aesthetic surgery are ideal candidates for it.
Keep in mind, Botox is not just for women. Men who have moderate to severe glabellar lines (forehead lines), chin dimpling, or other wrinkles they want to improve, are also ideal candidates for this minimally invasive cosmetic procedure.
How Long Does the Procedure Take and When Do Its Effects Kick In?
Most Botox procedures take less than 15 minutes, and there is minimal patient discomfort. There may be temporary redness at the injection site, but side effects are mild, temporary, and rare. As it works beneath the skin, softening results of this injectable are visible within 24 hours with continued reduction in the five days following the procedures.
Is it Long Lasting?
The effects of a Botox injection typically last for four months.
If you’re wanting to restore your youthful skin by a South Jersey cosmetic doctor, contact the Vein & Vascular Institute for your New Jersey cosmetic surgery service at 856-309-8346 or complete our online form.