BOTOX® & Wrinkle Relaxers

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BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers

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. 

Geria Dermatology offers BOTOX & other wrinkle relaxers in New Jersey, such as Dysport and Xeomin. This treatment can make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. You will still be you, just with rejuvenated skin.

Our practice is conveniently located to serve BOTOX patients in Rutherford, Verona, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX and other wrinkle relaxer injectables are non-surgical procedures used to administer botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look visibly smoother. BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers are the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic treatments to temporarily relieve wrinkles.

At Geria Dermatology, we offer 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 or an alternative such Dysport or Xeomin, New Jersey patients can address these frustrating age lines.

What are the Benefits of BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers?

An injectable procedure such as BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers is less invasive, less expensive, and far easier to attempt given its customizable and temporary nature. Our patients who have received BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers in New Jersey have seen some of the following benefits and more from these treatments:

  •   Non-invasive
  •   Highlights facial features
  •   Results evident in approx. 1 to 2 weeks 
  •   Low or no downtime
  •   Cost-effective
  •   Temporary alteration
  •   Reduced facial wrinkles
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Who are the Best Candidates for BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers?

If you are interested in BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers in New Jersey but are still trying to decide if you are a good candidate, here are some guidelines to help you decide:


  •   Are not immuno-suppressed
  •   Do not have major underlying medical conditions
  •   Have moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  •   Maintain realistic expectations from the procedure
  •   Not currently pregnant or nursing

What’s the
First Step?

The first step to getting BOTOX & other wrinkle relaxers in New Jersey is to schedule an in-person visit to Geria Dermatology for a consultation with one of our board-certified injectors. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical history, aesthetic goals, concerns, and expectations for the procedure. We encourage full transparency of medical history and expectations so that we can arrive at the best possible treatment plan and avoid unnecessary risks.

Our team will evaluate your facial anatomy, skin condition, and the target areas of concern. At the end of the consultation, we aim to arrive at a mutually agreed upon treatment plan, after which, you can receive your injection immediately following your consultation, or if you’d prefer,  you can then schedule your BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers appointment for a convenient time later.

How to Prepare for a BOTOX Treatment

The following preparation steps are recommended:

  • Exercise – You cannot exercise for at least several hours after treatment, so it is ideal to do your exercise routine before your Botox treatment.
  • Drink water – Staying hydrated is a must before any cosmetic treatment.
  • Avoid NSAID painkillers for 1 week as they can increase the risk of bruising – NSAID’s have an effect on how blood platelets work, and as a result can reduce your blood’s ability to clot.

You are more likely to achieve ideal results and minimize potential side effects if you avoid the following:

  • Applying makeup – Applying makeup and other foreign substances can increase the chance of discomfort, redness, and swelling.
  • Drinking wine – Drinking wine, especially red wine, a week before your treatment session can increase the risk of bruising after your Botox injection.
  • Eating garlic – Garlic consumption is another factor that can cause bruising.
  • Taking anti-inflammatory medications – If you take these medications within a week before your schedule, you will likely experience bruising and discoloration.
  • Taking certain supplements – You need to stop taking supplements that can cause blood thinning a week before treatment. Common supplements include fish oil, Ginko Biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, and vitamin E.
  • Getting chemical peels, sun tans, and facials – Avoid these to keep your skin from being too sensitive before the treatment.

What to Expect on the Day of BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers?

On the day of your BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers appointment, we start with facial cleansing to make sure the skin has no other chemicals on it. Next, our injector will provide you with a cold compress or topical anesthetic, followed by marking the area for the injection application.

Our injector will then begin to inject very low doses of the toxin using an ultra-fine needle directly into the marked areas followed by a gentle massage to help alleviate any pressure or pinching sensation. This is also done to spread the toxin towards the target area, and not any further.

A typical BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete from start to finish but can vary from patient to patient. We request that you remain at the office for 15 minutes to make sure there is no allergic reaction, and so that you can receive post-treatment care instructions.

BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers Recovery

Given the non-invasive nature of BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers, recovery is fast. There might be some redness, swelling, or slight bruising at the injection sites and usually, they should subside within a few hours to a few days. We recommend you refrain from major physical activity for 24-48 hours so that the toxin can settle in place. It is also recommended to avoid touching or rubbing the treated areas.

Results from BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers injections gradually become apparent over the following days, with the full effect typically visible within one to two weeks. Remember to follow any post-treatment care instructions to ensure complete recovery and optimal outcome.

How much?

How Much Do BOTOX & Wrinkle Relaxers Cost in New Jersey?

The cost of BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers in New Jersey differs based on your needs and requirements, among a few other factors. We recommend that you schedule your BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers consultation at the earliest to receive a customized quote that can offer you the most cost-efficient treatment. 

Why choose us?

Why choose
Geria Dermatology?

Our founder, Aanand N. Geria, MD FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Geria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), New Jersey Dermatological Society (DSNJ), and Skin of Color Society, and has frequently made the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” list since 2018.

Our Dermatologists and talented team of clinicians have undergone extensive training and developed the necessary skills to treat patients of all backgrounds. Our goal is to exceed our patients’ expectations while establishing ourselves as the premier Botox and wrinkle relaxers treatment practice in the New Jersey area.

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Are you ready to take the plunge towards a rejuvenated and refreshed you? If so, BOTOX & wrinkle relaxers from Geria Dermatology in New Jersey could be the answer you’re looking for! Please fill out the scheduling form below, or call our office directly at 201.623.8000 and a helpful member of our team will be able to assist you. This is just the beginning of an honest collaboration towards achieving your goals for the new you. Contact us today.

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