How Does Botox Prevent the Appearance of Wrinkles?

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Are you starting to show signs of wrinkling and aging? Are you considering getting Botox, but unsure if it’s the right solution for you and your unique case? If you have frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines that you want to get rid of, read below from more information.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a highly purified toxin that gently and temporarily eliminates unsightly wrinkles from your face. Every day, the muscles around your mouth, eyes, and forehead contract hundreds, if not thousands of times. These muscle contractions eventually lead to the appearance of age identifying wrinkles. Botox injections slow down these muscles so that they contract less. The result is your wrinkles are greatly reduced – if not totally disappeared — temporarily. Additionally, Botox can actually lift the corners of the mouth that sag, smooth out a “pin cushion” look in some chins, soften and reduce smoker’s lines around the mouth and even soften vertical neck cords. Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, and it’s a common technique for women in the local area. Botox is a safe procedure that gives many women the more youthful appearance.

Does Botox Make Me Feel Numb?

Many women are hesitant to get Botox treatments because they are afraid that the treatment will leave their face feeling numb or frozen. When applied by a skillful plastic surgeon, like Dr. Comizio, Botox will not make you feel numb, frozen, or “plastic.” You will simply have the wrinkle-free, more youthful appearance that you desire!

What Are the Side Effects of Botox? Do the Injections Hurt?

Like all injections, Botox can cause slight discomfort during the injections. Icing the area or applying a local anesthetic before the Botox injection can alleviate this pain. Side effects from Botox are rare, but some patients may experience slight bruising, while about 1-5% of patients may have slight droopiness in their eye or eyebrow, which will typically go away within two weeks.

At What Age Should I Start Getting Botox Treatments?

Wrinkles are not necessarily based on age – therefore the time you start is subjective. As soon as you have wrinkles that make you feel self-conscious, you can begin Botox injections.

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox is a temporary solution, and it will take multiple injections to have lasting results. A typical Botox injection lasts about 3 1/2 to 4 months. When you get Botox injections with Dr. Comizio, she will monitor your progress and results over time to come up with a personalized treatment plan for you.

I’m Ready to Get Botox, What Do I Do Next?

If you’re ready to say “goodbye” to unsightly wrinkles, simply call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Comizio to devise a Botox treatment plan for you. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Comizio in Morristown today by calling (973) 775-9248.