Posts for: February, 2016

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.