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We all would like to find that magical solution that would keep us looking young forever. Of course, while we certainly haven’t found the Fountain of Youth just yet, advancements in cosmetic dermatology are coming impressively close. If you are looking for a fast, simple, and non-invasive way to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, talk with our dermatologist about whether Botox could give you the results you want.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified, medical-grade neurotoxin that is injected directly into muscle groups of the face. When Botox is injected into the muscles, it reduces the brain-sent signals that cause the muscles to contract. As a result, this cosmetic treatment prevents muscle contractions, thus temporarily reducing the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
Botox can be used to smooth away wrinkles between the brows, on the foreheads, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and the mouth (“laugh lines”). In fact, any lines or wrinkles that are accentuated when you frown or smile can often be treated with Botox.
What is it like to get Botox treatment?
Botox is non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery or other aggressive techniques. It only takes our skin doctor a couple of minutes to administer Botox, and these thin needles are well-tolerated by our patients.
Additionally, there is absolutely no downtime associated with receiving Botox, allowing many patients to come in for treatment and return right back to work and their daily routine immediately after. It only takes about 10 minutes to administer Botox and side effects are minimal.
What kind of results should I expect with Botox?
You won’t see results immediately, as it will take the body time to respond to treatment. Most people will see results within 3-4 days and results can last anywhere from 4-6 months. If you’re happy with your results and wish they would last longer, then you can talk with your cosmetic dermatologist about how often you should come in for maintenance treatments.
Whether you have questions about receiving Botox treatment or if you want to find out if you are the ideal candidate for treatment, don’t hesitate to call your dermatologist’s office today to schedule a consultation.
No two faces are alike. Despite our uniqueness, we all age – and it shows on our faces. Would you like to rejuvenate your looks without the pain, expense, and downtime of a surgical facelift?
At The Belleville Dermatology Center, Dr. Eastern uses BOTOX Cosmetic®, DYSPORT®, and dermal fillers (such as Restylane® and Juvederm®) to smooth wrinkles, lessen scarring, and more. Why not learn more about these safe, effective, and affordable cosmetic dermatology treatments?
WHAT ARE BOTOX® AND DYSPORT®?
The Belleville Dermatology Center offers BOTOX® and DYSPORT® to healthy patients who wish to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. Injected just under the skin into selected facial muscles, BOTOX® and DYSPORT® proteins are highly purified, with a 40-plus year safety record, and deliver excellent therapeutic effects.
Dr. Eastern uses BOTOX® and DYSPORT® to target specific areas of the face where dynamic wrinkles form:
- The corners of the mouth
- Around the eyes (crow's feet)
- Between the eyebrows
- Across the forehead
- Isolated wrinkles and furrows in other facial areas
A skin examination, plus a review of your medical history and cosmetic goals, will allow Dr. Eastern to determine if you are a candidate for BOTOX® or DYSPORT®. If you are, treatments are fast and affordable, and downtime is minimal.
Dr. Eastern uses a very fine needle to inject these FDA-approved medications. You may notice some stinging, redness, and mild bruising for a short period of time. While some of the smoothing effects may be seen immediately, the full effect takes a few days – and lasts for months.
Like all medical treatments at the Belleville Dermatology Center, BOTOX® and DYSPORT® are administered exclusively by Dr. Eastern, a board-certified dermatologist – never by a nurse, physician assistant, or esthetician.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers, such as Restylane® and Juvederm®, may be used by themselves or in combination with BOTOX®, DYSPORT®, or other treatments as part of a total cosmetic treatment plan. Dermal fillers are purified preparations of hyaluronic acid, a protein that occurs naturally in our skin, keeping it smooth, plump, and supple. As we age, hyaluronic acid and collagen (another skin protein) diminish, leaving skin less voluminous and more prone to wrinkling.
Dermal fillers restore youthful skin fullness in healthy patients and address problems such as brow furrows, deep acne scars, ear troughs, and “marionette lines” at the sides of the nose and mouth. Improvements typically last 6 months to 1½ years. As with BOTOX® and DYSPORT®, treatments are fast and affordable, and downtime is minimal.
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery reports that one million individuals – both women and men – use dermal fillers each year; but because each type of filler has different characteristics of density and texture, and each person has unique skin characteristics, your dermatologist is the best and most cost-effective resource for information and treatment. (As a general rule, spas are a great option for some cosmetic procedures, such as facials, waxing, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow micro-blading – but not for injections of any kind.)
Remember, in our office dermal fillers, BOTOX®, and DYSPORT® are all administered exclusively by Dr. Eastern, a board-certified dermatologist – never by a nurse, physician assistant, or esthetician.
TURN BACK THE CLOCK!
You can look like yourself again with affordable dermal fillers, BOTOX®, and DYSPORT® from The Belleville Dermatology Center in Belleville, NJ.
Call today to make an appointment for your personalized skin consultation with our professional team, or if you have any questions about dermal fillers, BOTOX®, DYSPORT®, or any other treatments we offer.
We provide expert care for your skin, hair, nails, and all of your dermatology needs.
Phone us today, at (973) 751-1200.
The Benefits of Botox
Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.
1. It rejuvenates the skin.
BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger.
2. It can remove your wrinkles.
BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery.
3. It can erase smile lines.
For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.
4. It can make crow's feet disappear.
Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.
Forehead wrinkles. Crows feet. Frown lines. Dynamic wrinkles often develop from repetitive facial expression, causing these fine lines to appear visible even when the face is totally relaxed.
Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. The most common contributors to premature aging of the skin include genetics, spending too much time in the sun, smoking and poor diet. Avoiding or limiting these activities can help prevent and lessen the effects of wrinkles.
Not all wrinkles can be avoided, and when quick, dramatic results are desired, Botox® may be a viable solution for removing wrinkles on the face caused by daily muscle contraction of your natural facial expressions. Botox® works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those particular muscles. With less movement, the skin surface is gradually smoothed, the lines begin to fade, and your natural vibrant skin strengthens and returns.
During treatment, very low doses of Botox® are administered by way of small injections. FDA-approved, Botox® is a safe and minimally invasive treatment. It takes just a few minutes and can last about 3-4 months. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated as directed by your dermatologist.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox ® cosmetic treatments, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions. Younger looking skin is easily attainable with the help of your dermatologist!
No one likes to look older, especially if they are active and have a positive outlook on life. Fine lines, forehead wrinkling, and crow's feet around the eyes show the world your age, but why let people label your personality because of some wrinkles or facial sagging? Dr. Joseph Eastern at The Belleville Dermatology Center offers easy and effective ways to refresh your facial appearance: BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers. If you qualify, you can keep your youthful look and feel great, too.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA-approved (in 2002) treatment which limits the movement of facial muscles, which, over time, can create dynamic wrinkles--deep lines in the forehead, around the eyes and at the corners of the mouth. Injected with a super fine needle just below the skin, this amazing medication produces visible effects right away and full effects in a week to 10 days.
Injections last three to six months and require no downtime post-treatment. Patients may experience a mild stinging sensation and see some minor redness, but these resolve quickly. Mostly, BOTOX patients praise the noticeable improvement in their appearance and continue to receive treatments as recommended by Dr. Eastern.
What are dermal fillers?
The American Academy of Plastic Surgeons says that injected dermal fillers fill out hollows in facial contours. They increase the volume of thin lips and give the face a softer, rounder, and more youthful appearance.
Sometimes applied in a series of injections, dermal fillers are comfortable, lasting and effective. They may be combined with more complex facial rejuvenation and reconstruction. Dermatologists also use dermal fillers to fill out recessed scars and facial deformities.
Do you qualify for Belleville BOTOX and dermal fillers?
If you are a healthy individual with realistic cosmetic goals, you likely qualify. Before receiving these treatments, Dr. Eastern will examine your skin, take a medical history, including a list of your current medications, chronic health conditions, surgeries and allergies. Also, he'll discuss how you would like your appearance to change and how he sees those expectations being met. Thankfully, you can trust Dr. Eastern's kind manner and his extensive knowledge and experience.
Find out more
Please call The Belleville Dermatology Center at (973) 751-1200 for your personal consultation with Dr. Joseph Eastern. You'll get all the information you need on BOTOX and dermal fillers so you can make a good decision.