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Here at Affiliated Dermatologists in Bridgewater, Morristown, and Mt. Arlington, NJ, our dermatologists regularly administer Botox injections to treat fine lines and creases. However, its other uses extend far beyond aesthetics alone—read on to learn more.
How Does Botox Treatment Work?
Botox is a neurotoxin produced from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Neurotoxins are substances that target our nervous system, affecting and halting the nerve signaling process that promotes muscle contractions, thus, loosening up muscles that are stiff or contracted. For facial wrinkles and lines, this translates to smoother and tighter skin.
What Benefits Can Botox Provide?
One of the most popular advantages of getting a Botox injection is to smooth out the appearance of facial wrinkles. However, at our locations in Bridgewater, Morristown, and Mt. Arlington, NJ, we also use Botox to treat various medical issues such as the following:
- Excessive sweating: Botox can hamper the sweat glands, therefore reducing the production of sweat.
- Cervical dystonia: This is a condition where the muscles in your neck contract painfully and abruptly. Having Botox injected to the muscles in the neck that spasm impede the signals that lead to painful muscle tightening.
- Eye conditions: The procedure is also used to effectively treat various eye conditions like strabismus and blepharospasm.
- Cold hands: Poor blood circulation is what causes the hands to feel cold. Injecting Botox can relax or loosen up the muscles that surround the constrained blood vessels. This then allows the blood to flow properly, consequently bringing warmth to the hands.
- Chronic migraine: Getting a Botox injection is proven to lessen the frequency of headaches.
- Bell’s Palsy: This is a condition wherein the facial nerves are damaged, causing the nearby muscles to weaken and half of the face to sag downwards. Fortunately, the symmetry of your face can be restored by administering Botox to the unaffected half of your face.
- Overactive bladder: Many people have used Botox as a way to treat an overactive bladder, as it aids in the relaxation of the bladder’s muscles.
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Botox can refresh, rejuvenate, and improve your skin by targeting those early signs of aging.
As years go by we will eventually notice the development of fines lines and wrinkles across our face. While age is an inevitable part of life, this doesn’t mean that the whole world has to be able to know how old you are. That’s why your dermatologists in Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington, and Morristown, NJ, offer Botox, a non-invasive and non-surgical way to say goodbye to those wrinkles and create a brand-new you.
What is Botox?
Over the last seven years, Botox has grown increasingly popular. In fact, Newsweek reports that around 1 million Americans each year undergo Botox, a cosmetic treatment that targets dynamic wrinkles and lines of the face. Botox uses a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin that when injected into the muscles of the face temporarily relaxes them and prevents them from contracting. As a result, this reduces the appearance of certain moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
Botox is FDA-approved to treat:
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Laugh lines (lines around the mouth and nose)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Eyebrow wrinkles
What are the benefits of Botox?
One of the biggest advantages of Botox and probably one of the biggest reasons why people turn to our cosmetic dermatologists in Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington, and Morristown, NJ, for this injectable treatment is that it provides a minimally invasive and completely non-surgical way to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. There is also no downtime or recovery period with Botox so you can go right back to your normal routine immediately after.
Botox can also give your eyebrows a bit of a lift. As we grow older, our brows start to droop a bit, which can make us look tired; however, by administering Botox to the eyebrow area we can help to “lift” the brows to help you look refreshed and more youthful.
Receiving Botox is easy and amazingly quick, which is yet another reason to consider this cosmetic treatment. It only takes a couple of minutes to administer Botox, which means that you’re in and out of our office in no time.
Along with the amazing cosmetic benefits of Botox, this same treatment has also been approved to treat certain health problems, as well. In fact, Botox has also been FDA-approved to treat migraines, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and neck spasms.
Interested? Give us a call
With offices in Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington, and Morristown, NJ, Affiliated Dermatologists is your premiere dermatology destination for general care, comprehensive skincare treatments, and cosmetic procedures. If you want to find out if Botox is right for you, call (973) 267-0300.
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.