Dr. Thomas Theocharides (known as Dr. T) offers Botox® injections to his patients in the Rumson, NJ area for the treatment of deep lines and wrinkles. Botox® is a minimally invasive, prescription injection that is capable of reversing the signs of aging temporarily. It is best to avoid surgical procedures if possible when dealing with aging skin and wrinkles because of the cost and lengthy recovery time. Botox® has proven to be an effective procedure for just about anyone suffering from mild to moderate wrinkles and lines.
How does Botox® Work?
Botox® works when the active ingredients, a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A, relax the face by weakening muscles and blocking certain nerves that cause deep lines and wrinkles. There are two types of wrinkles on our face, static and dynamic. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by basic facial expressions such as smiling, squinting and frowning. Static wrinkles are caused by facial sagging and loss of volume in the face. Botox® is a wonderful treatment to lessen the appearance of dynamic wrinkles but Botox® cannot treat static wrinkles. Dr. T uses Botox® in his Rumson, NJ cosmetic doctor’s office to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and lines in the following locations:
- Around the lips
- Between your eyebrows
- Mouth area especially smile lines
- Eye areas especially crow’s feet
What to Expect: Botox® Injections
An appointment for Botox® injections is quick and there is minimal discomfort involved. You can plan to be at our Rumson, NJ cosmetic doctor’s office anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes.
Depending on the area being injected, we may use an anesthetic cream to numb the treatment area. Botox® injections are very shallow therefore the medicine is injected just below the surface of the skin where it will remain.
You may experience temporary bruising, swelling or soreness in the injection sites after treatment. These side effects will subside in one to two days. You should refrain from activities that will cause excessive sweating and reduce sun exposure until any signs of redness and swelling are gone.
Gradually, the muscles where the Botox® was injected will regain function. Results of Botox® injections typically last up to three or four months depending on where it is injected and the patient. We encourage our patients to return every 3-4 months for repeated treatments. This will maximize the results and benefits of Botox®.
Botox Before & After Photos*
Untouched photo of Botox Cosmetic patient at maximum frown, taken before and after treatment at indicated points.* Photos provided by Allergan
Botox® for Sweating
Botox® Cosmetic has several important uses beyond addressing wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns. Botox® has been successfully used to treat excessive underarm sweating (known as hyperhidrosis). Botox® has the ability to temporarily turn off sweat glands offering relief from embarrassing wet spots on your clothing. Rumson, NJ cosmetic physician Dr. Theocharides offers, Botox® for sweating, an effective treatment for patients seeking relief from excessive sweating.*Disclaimer: results may vary