Botox is a preferred plastic surgery option for many individuals.  Botox can be used for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic procedures.  Non-cosmetic uses include treatment for excessive sweating and migraines.  It is often used cosmetically to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead furrows and skin bands on the neck.

What is Botox?

If you’re seeking Botox injections in Monmouth County, you are likely to find plenty of information on the success of the procedure.  What about information on the injection?  What is Botox?  Here are a few facts to help you better understand:

  • Botox is actually the product name for the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin- a purified protein
  • Botox works to relax the contraction of muscles
  • Botox is used to treat certain medical conditions including chronic pain, migraines, muscle cramping and achalasia and has even been known to treat some forms of depression
  • Botox cannot repair skin damage caused by the sun

The Right Candidate

A good candidate for Botox is an individual seeking the correction of moderate to severe frown lines.  People in their 30s to early 40s who have had exposure to sunlight typically begin to show signs of aging in their eyes and temple areas first.  Years of squinting and frowning can cause furrows and creases.  These furrows and creases may also be hereditary.  Botox treats both conditions equally.

What does a Botox Treatment Entail?

Botox is given in a series of tiny injections to the area.  Botox blocks the muscles reducing their movement.  This decreases the muscle activity to lessen the appearance of lines.

We will give specific instructions to each patient based on their individual health information.  Botox injections are administered through a fine needle directly into the affected areas.  Anesthesia is not required.

Recovery

Botox injections require no down time.  However, you will be asked to refrain from exercise and bending over for 48 hours after the injection.  Botox starts to work usually within 24 to 48 hours, but can take up to two weeks.  Results last up to 4 to 6 months.  Results may vary.