Is Botox Right For You?

Is Botox Right For You?

With age, and after years of expressions, the skin can begin to show creases and fine lines. As we age the face also tends to lose fat, which gives the skin the necessary volume it needs. This vital facial volume loss can be corrected with the use of dermal fillers such as Botox.

Benefits of Botox

Many people know that Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all used to neutralize wrinkles. They also know that Monmouth County offers a plethora of wonderful physicians and Medi-spas to get the best possible outcome when they opt to do one of these procedures. The above-mentioned products are all a purified form of Botulinum Toxin A, from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is made from donated human plasma which is tested and treated to reduce the risk of contamination.  Of course, speak to your doctor about any possible risk you may have, but don’t forget to ask about the amazing benefits cosmetically as well as medically.

Botox is most effective on “dynamic” wrinkles, that haven’t quite set. If you restrict the movement of the muscle, you won’t form the wrinkle. Some consider it a preventative beauty treatment. If you have seen the wonders of what it does, you will see you can literally turn back time.  Bye-bye crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines.  You can smile without worrying what it may do to your face! Your face will have a relaxed, worry-free, wrinkle free expression instead of wearing the weight of the world.

WHAT DOES BOTOX® IMPROVE?

  • Frown and Expression Lines on the face
  • Fine lines around and between the eyes
  • Crow’s Fee and under the eye lines
  • Lines on the forehead
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Wrinkles and lines around the nose

 

What many people don’t realize is that Botox and similar products are used to treat other medical conditions:

Cervical Dystonia- severe spasms in the neck muscles in adults; muscle stiffness in the elbows, wrists, and fingers in adults and children 2 to 17 years of age with upper limb spasticity; and muscle stiffness in the ankles or toes in adults with lower limb spasticity.

Hyperhidrosis- severe underarm sweating

Overactive Bladder and incontinence in adults caused by nerve disorders such as spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis.

Chronic Migraine headaches in adults who have migraines for more than 15 days per month, each lasting 4 hours or longer.

Certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders in adults and children who are at least 12 years old. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.

Before taking Botox, your doctor should check your medical history thoroughly for potential allergic reactions and other medical conditions which should not be exposed to Botox.

Botox injections should be given only by a trained medical professional. Yes, it is a widely available beauty and cosmetic treatment, but it is injected into a muscle and must be done hygienically and correctly to protect the patient.  The Botox injections should be spaced at least 3 months apart and may be given into more than one area at a time. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the maximum benefit from the treatment.

The effects of a Botox, Dysport or Xeomin injection are temporary. Most patients see results within a week, and the effects should last approximately four to six months. Each person responds differently. It may take less and less time before your symptoms return after repeat injections. As tempting as it might be, do not use more often than recommended.

Monmouth County is surrounded in beauty…don’t you want your smiling face to add to it?

Contact one of our Top Picks to see if you are a candidate for Botox.

Botox Providers in Monmouth County

Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Colts Neck, NJ www.coltsneckstemcells.com

Beyer Eye Associates, Millstone NJ  www.beyereye.com

Dr. Rahul Vemula, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Wall Township NJ  www.drnagy.com

Dr Joseph Fretta,  Eatontown NJ  http://drfrettatotalveincare.com/botox/

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