How Does Botox Prevent the Appearance of Wrinkles?

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Are you a Morristown woman who is starting to show signs of wrinkling and aging? Are you considering getting Botox, but unsure if it’s the right solution for you and your unique case? If you have frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines that you want to get rid of, then read on as Dr. Comizio explains everything you need to know about Botox.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is a highly purified toxin that gently and temporarily eliminates unsightly wrinkles from your face. Every day, the muscles around your mouth, eyes, and forehead contract hundreds if not thousands of times. These muscle contractions eventually lead to the appearance of age identifying wrinkles in Morristown women. Botox injections slow down these muscles so that they contract less. The result is that your wrinkles will be greatly reduced – if not totally disappeared — temporarily. Additionally, Botox can actually lift the corners of the mouth that sag, smooth out a “pin cushion” look in some Morristown women’s chins, soften and reduce smoker’s lines around the mouth and even soften vertical neck cords. Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, and it’s especially popular in Morristown! Botox is a safe procedure that gives many women the more youthful appearance that they are looking for.

Will Botox Make Me Feel Numb?

Many Morristown women are hesitant to get Botox treatments because they are afraid that the treatment will leave their face feeling numb or frozen. Morristown plastic surgeon Dr. Comizio is here to calm those fears. When used by a skillful plastic surgeon, like Dr. Comizio, Botox will not make you feel numb, frozen, or “done up.” You will simply have the wrinkle-free, more youthful appearance that you desire!

What Are the Side Effects of Botox? Do the Injections Hurt?

Like all injections, Botox can cause slight pain. Icing the area or applying a local anesthetic before the Botox injection can alleviate this pain. Side effects from Botox are rare, but some patients may experience slight bruising, while about 1-5% of Morristown Botox patients may have slight droopiness in their eye or eyebrow, which will typically go away within two weeks.

At What Age Should I Start Getting Botox Treatments?

Wrinkles don’t care about your exact age, so there’s no magic number as to when you should start your Botox treatments. As soon as you have wrinkles that make you feel self-conscious, you can begin Botox injections.

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox is a temporary solution, and it will take multiple injections to have lasting results. A typical Botox injection lasts about 3 and a half to four months. When you get Botox injections with Dr. Comizio, she will monitor your progress and results over time to come up with a personalized treatment plan for you.

I’m Ready to Get Botox, What Do I Do Next?

If you’re ready to say “goodbye” to unsightly wrinkles, the best thing you can do is schedule an appointment with Dr. Comizio so she can come up with a Botox treatment plan for you. You can schedule an appointment with Morristown’s Dr. Comizio today by calling (973) 775-9248.