BOTOX® Treatments: A safe, simple solution for wrinkles
Self-expression is simply a part of living your life to the fullest! Facial lines are often called “expression lines,” because they develop as a normal part of life. Over time, as you express yourself by laughing, smiling, or frowning, the lines in the skin around and between your eyes and forehead may deepen. If you smoke or tend to worry, your lines may be deeper.
What is botulinum toxin?
We help restore youthful expressions to patients every day using this therapeutic, muscle-relaxing protein, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In its purified form, botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) is called a neurotoxin because it blocks the nerve signals that cause your facial muscles to contract. These repeated muscle contractions give rise to some of the facial lines and wrinkles that can age you prematurely.
How does BOTOX® work?
When we put small amounts of BOTOX® into your facial muscles, the muscle is weakened. When the muscles relax, the wrinkles disappear. For example, after a treatment when you squint, your underlying facial muscles will not contract, leaving a remarkably smooth look between your brows. Similarly, when you smile, the “crow’s feet” around your eyes will disappear, leaving only soft, unlined skin giving you a refreshed, open-eyed expression. A BOTOX® injection will visibly soften your deep facial lines and also prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.
BOTOX® in NJ with Dr. Ganchi is most effective on:
- Deep squint lines between the eyes
- Brow or forehead lines
- Wrinkles or “crow’s feet’ around the eyes
How safe is BOTOX®?
Since 1980, BOTOX® has been safely used to treat medical conditions, such as uncontrolled blinking and muscle spasms. In 2002, BOTOX® was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a cosmetic treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. Literally, thousands of people receive these treatments each day. In our practice, this treatment is in high demand by our patients who wish to look and feel refreshed and more confident.
What do the BOTOX® injections feel like?
Some patients state the treatment is “pain-free” while others experience only minimal discomfort. Because your facial muscles are small, we use a very fine needle to inject a tiny amount of material into the area where you want to erase wrinkles and lines. Depending on the depth of your lines multiple injections may be needed.
You may experience a small “pin prick,” but anesthetic is unnecessary. Best of all, injections are quick and convenient. You can return to regular activities immediately following treatment. You can drive to and from your treatment appointment. Treatment is safe, easy and takes no more than a few minutes.
What results can I expect with BOTOX®?
Normally, you will notice effects of BOTOX® in New Jersey with Dr. Ganchi within a few days. You’ll see visible improvement after two weeks. By then, your muscles will be dormant, and as your skin softens, your wrinkles and lines become less visible. Your face will have a firmer, more youthful, pleasing appearance. Your expression will be relaxed and unworried, without deep lines or wrinkles. You’ll be able to blink without problems.
What are the BOTOX® side effects?
Few if any of our patients have had side effects from BOTOX® treatment other than the benefits of rejuvenated skin. You may have slight, temporary bruising, that will resolve within a few days. In rare cases, there can be a slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry, depending upon the injection sites. Occasionally, a patient will report headaches after treatment. If you have any reactions call our office immediately. We will see you for a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress.
How long will the benefits last?
For most of our patients, the antiaging benefits of BOTOX® treatment last between three and four months, then gradually begin to fade. With repeated treatment, your results may last longer.
Enhance your skin and your self-confidence:
- Softer, smoother skin
- Open eyes
- Refreshed look
- Smiles without “crow’s feet”
- Relaxed frown and worry lines
- Safe, quick treatment
- Simple procedure
- Proven results
- No recovery time
Imagine a more beautiful you.
Botox injections can be given by any licensed health professional such as a dentist or nurse, but we highly recommend you seek out a licensed plastic surgeon who is a Botox Expert. BOTOX® in New Jersey with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ganchi is but one of the many treatments we offer to revitalize your appearance. Please ask us about other cosmetic surgery procedures to refresh and renew your natural beauty.
Dr. Ganchi is a board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top plastic surgery institutions. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ganchi’s world-class credentials.