Botox Specialist

Aanand Geria, MD -  - Dermatologist

Geria Dermatology

Aanand Geria, MD

Dermatologist located in Rutherford, NJ

Botox Q & A

What is Botox

Botox is used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet in adults. It is a quick 10-minute procedure with minimal downtime that delivers predictable subtle results.

How does Botox work?

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.

Will it hurt?

Some patient report feeling a pinch like sensation. We apply a numbing cream and/or ice to minimize discomfort during the treatment

When will I see results?

You should begin to see results in 1-2 days with maximum improvement occurring at 1-2 weeks. The effects should last for 3-4 months.

Will I look overdone or unnatural?

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.

How long is the recovery time?

You can return to your normal routine immediately after you leave the office

Is Botox safe?

When performed by a cosmetic dermatologist, Botox is extremely safe. Side effects, if any, are mild and temporary.