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At Geria Dermatology, we use neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin to diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles. As we get older, our outside appearance may not match how we feel inside.
Lines and wrinkles can form between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and on the forehead. These wrinkles may give the impression that you’re tired, angry, or sad — even if that couldn’t be further from the truth. With the help of Botox, New Jersey patients can address these frustrating age lines.
Redefine Your Beauty With Botox
As skin loses elasticity, repeated facial expressions cause lines and wrinkles to be “etched” into the skin. Botox is a cosmetic treatment that is used to relax certain facial muscles that contribute to wrinkling. Once the muscles are relaxed, the skin becomes smoother, resulting in a more youthful, less worried appearance.
We don’t favor a “frozen” appearance, but rather a subtle natural-appearing refreshed appearance while still having some ability to make facial expressions. A keen eye, artistic vision, and precise hands are essential to achieving the natural beauty you desire from Botox.
Preparing for a Botox Treatment
Patients may experience minor side effects such as bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection sites after Botox treatment. How rapidly these side effects disappear depends on what you do during the preparation phase.
We may recommend avoiding NSAID medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin a few days before your treatment if they are being taken for non-cardiac reasons. You may also be advised to discontinue smoking and drinking. This is due to the fact that these activities trigger inflammation and make it difficult for the body to recover from even the most minor of side effects.
During your initial consultation with us, you should be honest and transparent regarding your past and current medical health conditions. We will assess your condition and determine whether or not you’re a suitable candidate for Botox injections.
If you are not determined to be a good candidate for Botox, making a few lifestyle changes may be necessary. If you follow our advice, you can become eligible for a Botox treatment.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Botox Is Safe and Highly Effective
Botox has been used for over 20 years and is considered an extremely safe procedure with little to no downtime. You can receive the treatment in as little as 15 minutes and be ready to tackle the rest of your day with a rejuvenated look.
After Your Botox Treatment
Patients can return to normal activity immediately! It’s no wonder Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world and has a 96% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.com. Full results of Botox take about 2 weeks and should last 3-4 months. We always recommend a complimentary 2-week follow-up to make sure patients are thrilled with their results.
Follow these steps after a Botox treatment session:
- Don’t touch, rub, or massage the injection sites. Any kind of pressure applied to the area may lead to the Botox migrating to other areas.
- Toxin migration and facial swelling can be controlled by avoiding bending over or lying down for the first few hours following the treatment.
- Swelling may be exacerbated through rigorous exercise following the treatment. Because of this, you should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least an entire day after the injection.
- Avoid taking NSAIDs and other blood thinners for a few days after the treatment, since they may prolong side effects such as bruising and redness.
Full results of Botox take about 2 weeks and should last 3 months. We always recommend a complimentary 2-week follow-up to make sure patients are thrilled with their results.
Dr. Geria is very patient explains everything step by step. Answers all your questions he is caring, precise and professional! My husband and I go for botox and xeomin and we get amazing results. Highly recommend his services!
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Patient’s Botox Experience
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about Botox, New Jersey patients can contact Geria Dermatology to arrange a consultation. Our injectors have a high degree of skill and years of experience. We will create a custom treatment plan for you, taking into consideration your budget, schedule, previous experiences, and desired cosmetic outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Botox Cosmetic is a product manufactured by Allergan. It is composed of botulinum toxin type A, a purified protein. It is a quick 10-minute procedure with minimal downtime that delivers predictable subtle results.
Botox is used to help adults temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, chin wrinkles, and vertical neck bands. It can also be used for jaw and jawline contouring, and resolution of hyperhidrosis (excess sweating in areas like the armpits). Treatment of undereye hollows, wrinkles bordering the mouth, and cheek or lip volume loss is best achieved with fillers instead of Botox.
Botox targets one of the underlying causes of lines and wrinkles — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. At first, these lines are temporary, but eventually, they can become “etched” into the skin. These muscles are injected with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity, resulting in a visible smoothing of your facial lines and a more youthful-looking face.
Some patient report feeling a pinch like sensation. We apply a numbing cream to minimiz discomfort during the treatment
You should begin to see results in 2 days, with max results occurring at 2 weeks. The effects should last for 3 months.
When performed by an expert, your results should look natural and subtle. You’ll look like yourself - only with fewer lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
You can return to your normal routine immediately after you leave the office
When performed by a cosmetic dermatologist, Botox is extremely safe. Side effects, if any, are mild and temporary.
The cost of Botox in New Jersey varies depending on the practice you choose for your treatment. Price is also determined based on the number of units used for your Botox injections.