Although Botulinum Toxin A has been used in medicine for over thirty years, the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic to treat wrinkles has just recently become one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures in America, and our New Jersey, New York area office. Botulinum toxin can be formed by bacteria in contaminated food and is poisonous when consumed. However, scientists discovered that this toxin, which acts by paralyzing muscles, could be diluted and used for a number of beneficial applications. The most popular use is for the treatment of facial wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the facial treatment area using a fine gauge needle. Our plastic surgeon performs the procedure by carefully injecting a BOTOX® Cosmetic solution into appropriate facial muscles. BOTOX® injections are relatively painless and can be performed in one office visit. In 2-10 days, the BOTOX® Cosmetic paralyzes specific facial muscles, relaxing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The effect lasts about 3-6 months, at which point BOTOX® injections must be repeated in order to maintain the effect.
This cosmetic procedure is particularly appealing to those who want a more youthful appearance, but do not want to undergo facial surgery. BOTOX® injections are an outpatient procedure at our New Jersey office, and the results are not permanent. There are few risks involved, and side effects are rare. When comparing the minimal risks with the potential benefits, it is easy to see why BOTOX® injections have become so popular.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
Age: 35 / 40 Units