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.