An increasing number of American women in their early 20s all the way up through age 55 worry about the signs of aging. Women and men alike use anti-aging products to keep their skin looking youthful as they get older, but there’s only so much you can accomplish with topical skin creams and lotions. That’s where Botox® comes in.
Here at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ, with convenient locations in Old Bridge, Union, and Freehold, New Jersey, our experienced team offers Botox for men and women who want a subtle, yet effective anti-aging solution for wrinkles.
If you’ve been thinking about a cosmetic procedure to smooth out facial lines, take a minute to learn how you can benefit from Botox injections in these three popular treatment areas.
A proven wrinkle-reducing treatment
Maybe you’ve heard of Botox, and you know someone who’s had it, but you’re not really sure what it is and how it works. Botox is a type of safe botulinum toxin that is proven to reduce moderate to severe lines in certain areas on your face.
Botox is FDA-approved; in fact, it’s approved for cosmetic use in 98 countries. Treatment usually takes about 10 minutes, there’s minimal downtime, and the results can last up to four months or more.
Your provider injects it into specific locations to relax the underlying muscles. Botox safely and temporarily reduces the muscle activity that leads to lines and wrinkles after years of making natural facial expressions. Below are three popular facial areas where many of our clients get Botox.
Botox smoothes crow’s feet around your eyes
After years of laughing, smiling, and squinting, you may notice the fine lines and wrinkles at the outer corners of your eyes. These little lines, affectionately known as crow’s feet, can make you look older than you feel.
To address this concern, your provider at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ injects Botox into three areas of the muscle that frames each eye. About 24-48 hours after receiving Botox injections, you notice a softer, smoother appearance of your crow’s feet. You can still laugh, squint, and smile, but the lines at the corners of your eyes appear less noticeable.
Botox smoothes frown lines between your eyebrows
You might have one big crease in the center of your eyebrows or two lines that look like the number 11. These frown lines are the result of focusing, concentrating, and furrowing your brow. Once they’re etched into your skin, they can make you appear angry or upset even if you’re not.
Botox smoothes these frown lines so they don’t appear as etched or as deep. Typically, with about five injections between your eyebrows, the muscles no longer contract as much as they usually do, so the lines become less prominent.
Botox smoothes forehead lines
Raising your eyebrows in disbelief, excitement, or surprise could leave you with one or several horizontal lines across the width of your forehead. As you get older, the lines might still be visible even when you’re not expressing one of these emotions.
With approximately five injections across specific points on your forehead, Botox relaxes the muscles and your wrinkles look smoother. You can still raise your eyebrows, of course, but you look younger doing so, for up to four months after receiving Botox.
Which areas of your face would you like to look more youthful? Our knowledgeable team answers all of your questions and recommends a personalized Botox treatment plan to help you achieve your anti-aging goals. Schedule a consultation today, either by phone or through our online booking tool.