The less desirable wrinkles and premature age lines that make their way to your face each year are a natural part of the aging process. These lines often give your face a tired, old and unappealing look, which is not representative of the way you feel inside. Botox is a great, noninvasive solution for freshening up your face and achieving a more youthful appearance.
Botox achieves more than ridding your face of creases; it can actually prevent them from appearing in the first place. It also treats a multitude of medical issues, including chronic migraines, muscle spasms, overactive bladder, severe underarm sweating, and eye twitches. Botox results can last up to four months, and the procedure is often quick and completely painless.
Type A Botox, Reloxin, is for cosmetic purposes such as wrinkles, fine lines, and eye twitches or sweating. Type B of Botox, Myobloc, is approved to treat neurological disorder. This version is not diluted down like Type A.
If you decide to undergo Botox treatment, the procedure is quick and results appear within 5-7 days. The procedure involves the injection of a small dose of diluted boltulinum toxin into the target muscles. This injection blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles which prevents the muscles from contracting, resulting in a smoother face.
It is important to note that alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications should be avoided for at least a week prior to your treatment. This is the best way to reduce bruising at the injection site.
Side effects include a brief headache, drooping eyelids, and slight bruising or redness at the injection site. If being used on the neck, a stronger dose is used which in rare occasions results in trouble swallowing. If you are pregnant or nursing, or have any medical issues, it is important to tell your doctor prior to getting Botox.
Contact Dr. Cooperman in Livingston, NJ to learn more about New Jersey Botox procedures.