About 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 result in the temporary relaxation of muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes. Dr. Thomas Theocharides, better known simply as Dr. T, has specialized training in aesthetics and with over thirteen years of experience with Botox® injections. This experience enables him to deliver highly precise treatment for Botox® and other cosmetic injectables.
Dr. T uses Botox® in his Asbury Park, 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
Botox® Injections – How it Works
Botox® injections are performed in our outpatient cosmetic doctor’s office in the Asbury Park, NJ area. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. In some cases, Dr. T may use an anesthetic cream to numb the treatment area.
You will need to plan to be at our office anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes. Small amounts of Botox® are injected into specific areas along the forehead and brows to selectively weaken the muscles and smooth away wrinkles. Botox® does not cause numbness, just relaxation. Gradually, the muscles will regain function. Results of Botox® injections typically last up to three or four months depending on where it is injected and the patient.*
After treatment, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling or soreness in the injection sites. These side effects do not typically last more than a one to two days.
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® 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 the Howell, Ocean Township, Asbury Park or Long Branch, NJ area to learn more about which treatment is best for you.
*Disclaimer: results may vary