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Reduce Wrinkles with BOTOX®

Aging and especially premature aging can be frustrating. Wrinkles and fine lines can make you look older than you really are and detract from your natural beauty. Some wrinkles like smile lines and crow’s feet can occur because of joy or happy occasions, but over time they seem to be permanent, still showing up even when you aren’t smiling. With Dr. Wise we can help reduces the effect of aging with arguably the best BOTOX NJ has to offer.

You’ve probably heard of BOTOX® – it revolutionized the cosmetic industry and has been a staple in most plastic surgeons’ arsenals ever since. First approved by the FDA in 1989 for other uses, the cosmetic benefits of the serum were quickly discovered, and it was approved for cosmetic use in 2002.

Who is a candidate for BOTOX?

Because BOTOX has been on the market for so long and the formula has been perfected, risks are extremely low. The minimally invasive injections are usually not painful and side effects are extremely mild.

Therefore, almost anyone can be a candidate for New Jersey BOTOX. There are numerous FDA-approved medical and cosmetic uses for BOTOX, making it an extremely versatile and effective filler. Men and women of nearly any age can benefit from BOTOX injections, and they are safe for any skin tone or texture. The only people who are discouraged from using BOTOX are women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or those with an infection or serious illness.

BOTOX Treatment Areas

Perhaps most widely known for reducing wrinkles, there are many other uses for BOTOX. The FDA-approved cosmetic treatments include:

  • Reducing smile lines or “parentheses” around your mouth
  • Smoothing crow’s feet on the outer edges of your eyes
  • Diminishing frown lines between your eyebrows
  • Revitalizing jowls or sagging skin near the jawline
  • Reducing wrinkles on the neck

In addition to giving you smooth and youthful skin, BOTOX has also been approved by the FDA for many medical conditions, including:

  • Facial or shoulder muscle spasms
  • Uncontrollable blinking or eye twitching
  • Excessive sweating
  • Overactive bladder or urinary incontinence
  • Crossed eyes
  • Limb rigidity, usually due to a stroke

What Causes Wrinkles

Cosmetic uses for BOTOX usually center around the reduction of wrinkles near the face and neck. Wrinkles are a frustrating sign of aging, but understanding and stopping the underlying cause of wrinkles leads to the success of BOTOX injections. While some wrinkles form due to aging or your skin’s hereditary properties, some are preventable. Wrinkles can form from sun exposure, stress, environmental factors like pollution, and simple overuse of a certain muscle. Repeated use of a muscle over time will begin to wrinkle the overlaying skin, which is where BOTOX comes in.

How BOTOX Works

The BOTOX serum is injected directly into muscles that cause wrinkles or other medical conditions. Once injected, the formula is designed to temporarily block nerve signals in the muscle, causing it not to contract. The reduction in muscle movement smooths out surface wrinkles and provides a more youthful appearance.

Benefits of BOTOX

As one of the first injectable fillers, the formula and effectiveness have been honed over many years. BOTOX is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift, neck lift, or eye lift procedure. The injections are much simpler than surgical options, don’t require any incisions or sutures, and downtime is minimal. The wide variety of uses make it a versatile treatment for many cosmetic or medical conditions involving overuse of a specific muscle.

What BOTOX Won’t Fix

There are a few misconceptions with BOTOX, including that it can be used as a lip filler. While some plastic surgeons use BOTOX to smooth wrinkles near the lips, in general, there are other solutions that are better for plumping lips.

The primary use of BOTOX is a reduction in muscle contraction, which causes an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. However, BOTOX does not necessarily add volume to the lips, as is usually the intended result. If you desire larger or plumper lips, Dr. Wise can help you explore lip enhancements.

BOTOX Procedure Steps

The process of injecting BOTOX, or botulinum toxin, into the muscles is a very precise and delicate procedure. A small syringe is prepared with the recommended dosage of BOTOX, and the thin needle is used to inject the serum directly into the necessary muscles.

The number of injections you need will vary based on the size of your treatment area and the severity of your symptoms. Typically, injections near the outer eye for crow’s feet will require approximately 3 injections. The entire procedure can take as little as 15 minutes, but may take up to an hour depending on the treatment areas and number of injections.

How long is recovery after BOTOX?

Recovery is usually very easy after BOTOX. Dr. Wise will provide instructions for care after you leave the clinic, but patients are able to return to their normal activities very quickly. It is recommended that you do not rub the treated area after your procedure to avoid shifting the BOTOX to another area of the face. Otherwise, you are able to return to work and exercise right away.

Expected Results after BOTOX

You will notice the results of your BOTOX injections almost immediately. The serum works quickly to limit muscle movement in a certain area, and you’ll quickly notice that your wrinkles are smoothed out. If you receive BOTOX for a medical condition, you will see an immediate reduction in your symptoms.

BOTOX typically lasts a couple months, but over time the formula is broken down and absorbed into the body. You will eventually need to get additional BOTOX injections if you wish to maintain your smooth and youthful look.

Smooth Skin in NJ with BOTOX

Dr. Jeffrey Wise of the Wise Center for Plastic Surgery is an experienced and compassionate New Jersey BOTOX practitioner with countless procedures performed throughout the years. His deep understanding of the muscle groups in the face and neck leads to successful, accurate BOTOX injections that give you a natural appearance without that stiff, “worked on” look. Don’t let wrinkles get the best of you – come get your NJ BOTOX injections from the Wise Center.