Posts for category: Skin Treatment

By Princeton Eye and Ear
February 21, 2018
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Botox  

Fine lines and wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. But thanks to modern dermatology and anti-aging technology, there are botoxsteps you can take to preserve a smooth, youthful appearance. Our ENT and ophthalmology specialists in Lawrenceville, Plainsboro, and Freehold, NJ, recommends Botox treatments to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, which are among the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging.

Botox Treatment in Lawrenceville, Plainsboro, and Freehold, NJ

Everyone ages at their own pace. For some people, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes or between the brows begin to make an appearance in their 20s. Others may not notice signs of aging until much later. Botox treatment has become increasingly common over the past decade as a means to soften and delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over six million people had received Botox treatments as of 2015, with approximately 20% of Botox treatments going to men and women in the 30-39 age group.

What Can Botox Be Used For?

Botox injections are most commonly used to smooth and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around key areas of the face including:

  • Forehead/brow ("bunny lines")
  • Eyes (crow's feet)
  • Mouth (frown/smile lines)
  • Chin

Although they are most commonly used on the upper half of the face, Botox injections can also be used to add definition to the jawline, or to lift the tip of the nose without the need for a traditional rhinoplasty (nose job) procedure.

Find an ENT Doctor in Lawrenceville, Plainsboro, and Freehold, NJ

For more information about Botox treatments and whether they are a good option for you, contact us to schedule an appointment today.

By Princeton Eye and Ear
October 07, 2016
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Botox   wrinkles  

Could Botox finally give you the cosmetic results you’ve been looking for?

It’s amazing how many cosmetic options there are out there that can smooth away wrinkles and make you appear younger. Of course, botoxnot everyone wants to go through invasive procedures or even surgeries to achieve a certain look. But now you don’t have to! Our Lawrenceville, NJ physicians are happy to provide noninvasive cosmetic procedures like Botox to get the more youthful look you want without surgery.

What is Botox?

Botox uses a form of botulinum toxin, which is safely injected into certain muscles of the face to temporarily stop muscle contractions to instantly smooth away dynamic wrinkles and lines.

What goes into getting Botox in Lawrenceville, NJ?

Once we deem you an ideal candidate getting Botox is pretty easy and simple. Some patients hate the idea of needles, no matter how thin the needles might be. In this case we can apply a topical numbing gel to the area that we are treating prior to administering the Botox injection.

Once the skin is numb we will inject the series of Botox needles into the skin. This whole process only takes a few minutes and you can go right back to your daily activities immediately after. There is absolutely no recovery time.

Is it right for me?

Botox can be a great option for many people who are looking to smooth away wrinkles that appear as a result of muscle contractions such as crows feet, laugh lines and forehead wrinkles.

Good candidates for Botox are adults over the age of 18 years old who are in good health. Those who are pregnant and nursing, people with neuromuscular disorders and muscle weakness in the face, as well as those who are allergic to the ingredients found in Botox won’t be ideal candidates for this treatment. Be sure to share your complete medical history with us during your consultation so we can determine whether Botox will meet your cosmetic goals.

You don’t always need to go through serious cosmetic procedures to get the results you want. Turn to Princeton Eye and Ear in Lawrenceville, NJ and let us know that you are interested in getting Botox.

By Princeton Eye and Ear
February 12, 2016
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Botox  

If you could choose a permanent facial expression, what would it be? relaxed and pleasant? Frowning and worried? Of course, any adult would choose relaxed and pleasant, but maintaining that look gets more difficult as we age. How can you refresh your facial appearance but still look like you?Botox

Your answer could be BOTOX Cosmetic injections from board-certified ENT doctors at Princeton Eye and Ear in Lawrenceville, NJ. Among other procedures performed at Princeton Eye and Ear, the doctors inject qualified candidates with BOTOX Cosmetic because of its effectiveness, ease and affordability. The professional team have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this innovative cosmetic treatment.

FAQs about BOTOX Cosmetic

1. What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is an injected pharmaceutical-grade form of the botulism toxin, the same biochemical which causes food poisoning. When placed by fine hypodermic needle under the skin into key facial muscles between and around the eyes, on the forehead or at the mouth, BOTOX paralyzes muscular action. With limited underlying muscular movement, BOTOX smoothes skin that tends to wrinkle with everyday laughing, smiling, squinting and frowning.

2. Is BOTOX popular?

Yes, it is. According to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, BOTOX injections made up almost a full quarter of all the cosmetic treatments done in 2008. While both men and women get BOTOX, a vast majority of patients are women.

3. How long does injection take?

Treatment time is short--about 10 minutes in the treatment room at your Lawrenceville ENT doctor's office. Full benefit appears in 2 to 4 days, and therapeutic effects last 4 to 6 months.

4. Are the shots painful?

While some patients desire a local anesthetic, most people do not need it. The needle is very fine, and the injection is quick.

5. Are there side effects?

Patients report mild to moderate side effects which include site redness, swelling, itching bruising and inflammation. Application of ice helps relieve symptoms which quickly resolve.

6. Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX has been used across the globe safely for many years. It has broader applications beyond cosmetics. For instance, some dentists use BOTOX to treat the painful jaw condition called Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.

Learn More

Could BOTOX Cosmetic be the solution for your unwanted lines and wrinkles? Then contact the ENT doctors at Princeton Eye and Ear in Lawrenceville, NJ. During a personal consultation, they can evaluate your candidacy and fully explain your options for smoother, younger looking skin. Call (609) 403-8840.

By Princeton Eye and Ear
March 19, 2015
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Botox  

As time goes on, most people experience noticeable signs of aging, especially on the face and neck. One of the most common, and easiest to correct, is the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. Many individuals seek the help of a physician skilled in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to bring their facial features back to a smoother, more youthful radiance.Botox

Cosmetic BOTOX Is An Outstanding Treatment

Both physician and patient alike tout the advantages of BOTOX Cosmetic, an injectable form of the botulinum toxin which limits the movement of facial muscles, training them to contract less. The cosmetic effect is a more relaxed and smoother appearance in the areas of the face which are prone to fine lines and creases.

BOTOX effectively blocks the action of a naturally-occurring body chemical called acetylcholine. Injected via a fine needle into selected muscles, BOTOX weakens facial contractions, and lines become less pronounced. Interestingly, BOTOX may be used to treat more serious medical conditions such as overactive bladder and migraine headaches, too.

The cosmetic effect of this drug is temporary. It begins about 24 hours after the physician injects it, and the results lasts for several months. Wrinkles and creases are not as severe when they do return, and subsequent treatments with BOTOX seem to help the muscles of the face be more relaxed.

Do BOTOX treatments have side effects?

As with any drug, there are side effects associated with BOTOX injections, but they are usually minor and short-lived. They can include:

  • redness, bruising, swelling and soreness at the injection sites
  • infection
  • flu-like symptoms
  • headache
  • stomach upset

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recommends that individuals who wish to address the appearance of their facial wrinkles and creases seek the advice of a doctor trained in cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX injections, like those at Princeton Eye and Ear!

Princeton Eye and Ear

In Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Chetan S. Shah MD ENT and his physician associates at Princeton Eye and Ear have the head and neck training and knowledge to help you decide if BOTOX Cosmetic can bring back your youthful glow. They will carefully evaluate your health, needs, and goals, and together you will determine if BOTOX is right for you. Call the friendly staff at Princeton Eye and Ear for an appointment today: 609-403-8840.