About Botox® Cosmetic
Botox® Cosmetic is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment. Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. The active ingredients in Botox® relax the face by weakening muscles and blocking certain nerves that cause deep wrinkles.
Dr. Thomas Theocharides also offers Botox® Cosmetic treatments for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Botox® injections for hyperhidrosis offers patients restored confidence in both social and professional interactions that are unable to obtain relief using antiperspirant. Botox® has the ability to temporarily turn off sweat glands offering relief from embarrassing wet spots on your clothing. Do not forget to ask Dr. Theocharides about our Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program and how it can help you save on future treatments.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® is an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment for patients with moderate to severe facial lines. Botox® Cosmetic is leading treatment for expression lines on the forehead, around the eyes, on the nose, and between the eyebrows. The active ingredient in Botox® is neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. Small amounts are injected into specific areas and it works by blocking the nerve impulses which weaken the muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox® also prevents new lines from forming.
Botox® Injections – What to Expect
Botox® injections are performed in one of our offices in Howell, NJ or Ocean, NJ. You can plan to be here anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes. We ask that you refrain from activities that will cause excessive sweating on the day of treatment (such as intensive exercise or the use of a sauna). We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. In some cases, 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. Gradually, the muscles where the Botox® was injected will regain function. Results of Botox® injection typically last up to three or four months depending on where it is injected and the patient.*
Botox® Cosmetic Alternatives
In addition to Botox®, Dr. Theocharides also offers Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra Aesthetic®, Juvéderm®, Bellafill®, and Volbella®. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Theocharides in Howell, NJ or Ocean, NJ to learn more about which treatment is best for you.
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*Disclaimer: results may vary