The Pros and Cons of Botox

Botox and fillers in Hamilton NJ with cosmetic physicianBotox is a popular treatment that can help you refresh and refine your look. When properly administered, Botox can take years off a patient’s appearance and enhance natural features. As with all cosmetic treatments, there are pros and cons you should consider. Dr. Joseph Guarino in Hamilton, NJ meets with patients in his Derma Cosmedica med spa to understand their specific goals and needs.

What Are Your Goals With Botox?

Before you meet Dr. Guarino, take some time to consider what your goals are. There are many reasons people want Botox. Are you looking to improve your appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles? Do you have a pre-existing medical condition that may benefit from Botox treatment? When you know what you’re looking to get out of treatment, Dr. Guarino can make sure to cater your plan to your goals.

The Pros and Cons of Botox

Botox works by paralyzing the muscles in the face, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Many patients keep these benefits for several months, though this can change depending on how your body processes the injection.

Botox has several benefits:

  • Most patients feel very minimal pain, and in many cases, none at all. You can return to your normal day without down time.
  • Botox can be used even in delicate areas such as around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Botox is an FDA-approved treatment.

There are also a few reasons why you may consider another cosmetic treatment besides Botox:

  • The results last around six to eight months, so you’ll need to return to your doctor for additional treatment.
  • If not done properly, you risk having a “frozen” appearance. Dr. Guarino is experienced and highly trained, so your risk at Derma Cosmedica is low.
  • Botox does not help sagging skin or deep wrinkles. There are other treatments that can address this, but Botox is for more fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox in Hamilton, NJ

Botox® Cosmetic is administered by Dr. Guarino in our Hamilton med spa. Dr. Guarino’s goal is to help every patient look and feel their best, keeping their cosmetic goals in mind. Call (609) 389-9671 or schedule an appointment online today.