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Fine lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable fact of life. No matter how carefully you care for your skin, some degree of wrinkling is inevitable as you grow older. Fortunately, it's easy to reduce your lines and wrinkles with Botox injections. Botox is among the many skin care treatments offered by the Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ, dermatologists of Affiliated Dermatologists.
How does Botox work?
Botox injections contain the botulinum toxin. The FDA-approved treatment targets dynamic facial expressions that produce lines and wrinkles, such as frowning and squinting. The injections temporarily block nerve impulses from reaching the muscles that produce dynamic facial expressions. As a result, the lines and wrinkles in your skin relax and become smoother.
Small needles are used to provide the injections. Although the injections aren't very painful, your Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington or Liberty Corner dermatologist may numb your skin with a local anesthetic or ice to ensure your comfort. After you receive your injections, you can immediately return to your usual activities. Botox injections can keep your skin line-free for three to six months. Scheduling regular follow-up appointments will help you maintain your results.
When is Botox recommended?
Have you developed a few vertical lines between your eyes? The lines are common after many years of focusing intently or squinting in bright sunlight. Botox injections smooth the area, decreasing the lines that can make you look perpetually tired or angry.
Botox is also a good choice if your crow's feet have become much more prominent lately. Injecting the little lines at the corners of your eyes with Botox offers a subtle way to minimize obvious signs of aging. Botox is just as effective in smoothing horizontal forehead furrows, fine lines around the lips or neck bands.
Botox injections can help you look more youthful! Call the skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists in Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ, at (973) 267-0300 to schedule your appointment.
Perhaps this year you’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye to those pesky lines and wrinkles on your face and look as good as you feel. It's the perfect time to give your appearance a little makeover and our Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ, dermatologists have just the thing.
What is Botox?
Botox is a simple cosmetic procedure that uses a series of thin needles that contain a special substance that prevents facial muscles from contracting, which softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles. These injections contain a purified form of botulinum toxin and it’s a great way to temporarily smooth away lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, frowning or squinting.
Is Botox right for me?
If you are someone who hates their forehead wrinkles, lines around the mouth and chin, or crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), then you are in luck. Botox is a fast and easy way to reduce these wrinkles in just a matter of minutes. If you are someone who wants to refresh their skin and get a more youthful appearance without dealing with post-treatment downtime then this could be a great option for you.
How do I get Botox in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner or Bridgewater?
When you come into our office we will examine your skin and talk with you about your specific treatment goals to make sure that Botox will be able to give you the results that you want. From there, we can easily administer the injections, as it only takes a couple of minutes. Of course, we know the idea of having needles injected into your face can seem a bit scary but the needles are so thin that most people don’t notice more than slight pinch before its all over.
Of course, if you still feel a bit squeamish or you have a low pain tolerance then we can apply a numbing ointment to the areas beforehand to ease any discomfort. You won’t immediately see results when you leave our office but you will notice the lines and wrinkles softening over the next few days.
How long do results last?
Unfortunately, Botox results don’t last forever; however, you will enjoy your results for about three to four months. If you love your appearance and wish to keep your results longer you can choose to come back in for follow up treatments.
If you are interested in getting Botox in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner or Bridgewater, NJ. then pick up the phone and call Affiliated Dermatologists. We would be happy to schedule a consultation. Isn’t it time you felt better about your appearance?
Are you thinking of improving your look but don’t know what could work for you or where to start researching? Then maybe you should consider attending Dr. Alexandra Grob’s evening of beauty at Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons in Bridgewater, NJ.
The event is on Thursday, October 5th and has two time slots, 4-6pm and 6-8pm. It will be the perfect time to learn what procedures are best for you as you will enjoy presentations on the practice’s cosmetic treatments and skin care products, including:
- Botox- a prescription medicine is injected into your facial muscles, blocking the nerves that contract those muscles and improving the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet.
- Juvéderm- a gel is injected into the cheek area to fix volume-loss that is common in adults, smoothing facial wrinkles and folds.
- Kybella- injected into the fat under the chin, this treatment destroys fat cells to reduce fullness under the chin and remove the look of a double chin
Those who go to the event will receive an exclusive, $100 discount to be used on
any treatment of their choice and will have the chance to win a special prize. The special prizes will include one free Botox session, a free chemical peel, and a Skin Medica product.
If you are interested in the event, call (973) 936-1804 to reserve your spot today. And if you have any skin care questions, cosmetic or medical, don’t hesitate to call Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner or Bridgewater, NJ at (973) 267-0300 to make an appointment with one of our board certified dermatologists.
Want a more youthful appearance? Then it might be time to get Botox.
Chances are good that you’ve already heard about Botox treatments. These injectable fillers are a great way to get smoother and younger looking skin fast. If you’ve been trying all those special creams and products hoping to wash away wrinkles and lines, find out how getting Botox from your Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ dermatologists might be exactly what you need.
What Problems Does Botox address?
Botox is a great option for anyone who is looking to reduce the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face. Dynamic wrinkles are ones that appear when you make certain facial expressions such as forehead lines, crow’s feet (the wrinkles around the eyes) and laugh lines around the mouth and chin.
Botox can smooth out skin and reduce sagging around the chin and mouth that is more common as we get older.
Can Botox actually prevent wrinkles?
Since Botox is injected into the muscles to prevent them from contracting, what you’ll notice is that your skin appears smoother. Lines and wrinkles will be greatly reduced and over the course of a few days you will also notice that lines and wrinkles will continue to lessen as the chemicals take full effect.
Since Botox temporarily slows muscle contractions it will also prevent new dynamic wrinkles and lines from forming on the face.
How long will results last?
Of course, your results won’t last forever. On average, Botox results last about 6 months. But if you want to continue to maintain your more youthful appearance you can do so by scheduling another Botox treatment with our dermatologists.
The Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ skin specialists of Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA are here to give you the treatment you need so you can get the appearance you want. Call us today and let us know you are interested in getting Botox.
You have probably heard of botox. But do you know the science behind this incredible treatment?
What is Botox?
Botox is a brand name for commercialized, therapeutic botulinum toxin, hence the name. Botulinum toxin is a protein that can be found in naturally occurring bacteria. However, the Botox your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologist in Morristown, NJ, use is made in a laboratory.
Toxin makes it sound dangerous. Is Botox harmful?
No! Botox, as used in dermatology (and many other medical contexts), is FDA-approved and very safe. If you are concerned, ask your dermatologists about Botox safety.
How does Botox treat wrinkles?
As you may know, one cause of wrinkles is repeated facial expressions. Over a lifetime, as you contract the same facial muscles over and over again in a pattern, those muscles can develop grooves or lines in that pattern. They start pulling at the skin covering them. At the same time, also because of age, that skin becomes less elastic, making it unable to spring back from the pulling muscles. The combined effect results in facial lines and grooves.
When your New Jersey dermatologists administer Botox, they inject it specifically into the grooved areas. The Botox will relax those facial muscles, which smooths out the skin, thus reducing the lines and wrinkles.
How does Botox relax muscles?
Your muscles have nerves going through them to control their actions. Botox prevents those nerves from telling the muscles to contract.
How does Botox affect nerves?
Your nerves send movement signals to muscles using chemical molecules called neurotransmitters. A neurotransmitter activates its receptor, like a key turning its lock. In particular, there is a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which has corresponding receptors on your muscles. When things are working normally, a nerve releases a dose of acetylcholine directly to a muscle, sending a chemical message telling that muscle to contract, and it does.
Botulinum toxin prevents acetylcholine from being released in the first place. Without acetylcholine to signal muscles to activate, the muscles never get the message that they should be contracting. Without nerves telling your muscles to contract, they'll remain relaxed. And with the muscles relaxed, they no longer form lines and grooves on your face.
Botox is a natural chemical, however, and will eventually be metabolized--broken down--by your body. That's why repeated treatments are needed to maintain results in the long term.
Ready to wipe the wrinkles from your face? Ask the NJ dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A about Botox. Call 973-267-0300 today ... and get ready to put your best face forward!