Botox® is a popular cosmetic injectable due to its ability to smooth facial creases that develop with age. At The Fountain of You, Mind & Body in Paramus, New Jersey, Craig Wiener, MD, FACOG, and the team offer Botox to treat signs of aging. Schedule your consultation for Botox injections over the phone or online at The Fountain of You, Mind & Body today.
Botox is a cosmetic injectable containing botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator. This particular neuromodulator acts on motor nerves within specific muscles. It deactivates those nerves temporarily so they can no longer communicate with their respective muscles by indicating when to flex.
The team at The Fountain of You, Mind & Body injects Botox carefully into the targeted muscles. They use a fine needle and syringe and can minimize any discomfort using either ice or local anesthesia. They’re also very knowledgeable about facial anatomy and can treat specific muscles without freezing the muscles you still need to use for facial expressions.
Fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced with Botox, but not all wrinkles are the same. Botox specifically treats a type of wrinkle associated with facial expressions and muscle movements, called a dynamic wrinkle.
Dynamic wrinkles appear on your face as you age because you make the same expressions repeatedly. Certain muscles may even flex when you’re not thinking about it, leaving permanent creases that deepen over time. Some examples of wrinkles you can treat with Botox are:
The most common use of Botox is its cosmetic one: the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it can serve other medical purposes, too. It can treat crossed eyes, muscle spasms, migraines, jaw pain, excessive sweating, and an overactive bladder.
After your Botox injections at The Fountain of You, Mind & Body, you can expect the full effect to appear a few days later. After that, the results last for four months on average. Their duration can be longer or shorter depending on your targeted areas and your natural tolerance for the injections.
You can come to The Fountain of You, Mind & Body for regular Botox injections to maintain your results.
If you want to enhance your appearance further, you can get Botox alongside other cosmetic treatments at The Fountain of You, Mind & Body. The team also specializes in dermal fillers, body contouring, and laser hair removal.
Learn more about Botox for wrinkles and lines by calling The Fountain of You, Mind & Body or booking an appointment online today.