You’ve probably heard a lot about Botox and getting rid of wrinkles. But what can Botox actually do for you? Dr. Joseph Guarino of DermaCosmedica discusses getting Botox in Princeton, NJ, and what the benefits are that come with it.
What is Botox?
Botox is the name for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin. In small amounts, Botox is used to reduce the underlying muscle contraction and movement. Because of this, the muscles lay flat and smooth, eliminating the impacts on the skin when they’re constantly moving. This is what causes wrinkles and lines on the face.
Treatment for Both Men and Women
While cosmetic treatments like this are often considered to be for women, cosmetic treatments for men are available too. Botox is one of the services that men can benefit from as well. Botox is specifically targeted to reduce frown lines. These are wrinkles that are around your eyes, nose, and between your eyebrows. They’re something you experience no matter what your gender is.
Provides FDA-Approved Treatment
Botox has been used for the past 15 years to give patients the smoother skin they desire. It’s FDA-approved and you don’t have to worry about whether or not the treatment is safe. Since it’s non-surgical, you can go right back to your normal daily activities when your treatment is completed. The only side effects are redness and a pinch at the injection site, which can be helped with numbing cream prior to your treatment.
Quick and Easy
Getting Botox at our office is one of the quickest, simplest procedures you can get. It typically takes no more than 30 minutes. Many patients can come and get it on their lunch break and then head back to the office. The full results should manifest in about 7-10 days and the effects from one short session last for about three months.
The Botox Process
Before any treatment, Dr. Guarino will have a cosmetic consultation with you. He’ll discuss your cosmetic goals and budget to make sure you get the right treatment for your needs. Botox is safe for many, but you may not qualify if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, have a neurological disorder, or have an infection where you want to get Botox injected.
If you’re approved for the procedure, an appointment is set up. Dr. Guarino will use his experience to determine the number of injections you’ll need and what the placement should be to meet your goals. A numbing cream is applied if requested before the injections are done. Usually, there are multiple injections to get the ideal results.
Getting Botox in Princeton, New Jersey
Is Botox the way to get the smoother skin you’re after? Call us or schedule a consultation online.