Botox in Monmouth County

Botox® to Treat Wrinkles

The onset of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines is a common problem for men and women as they age. Though these lines and wrinkles are just reminders of your maturity and wisdom, they can also make you appear tired and even angry.

At Lotus Wellness Spa, one way we treat these problem areas is with Botox® Cosmetic, which is a quick and virtually painless treatment that can help you to look rested and rejuvenated, as if you’ve just returned from a much needed vacation.* This wrinkle treatment is ideal for both men and women.

What is Botox®?

Botox is a form of Botulinum toxin that has been purified and diluted to be safe for cosmetic use.* Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant, and when administered in the form of Botox®, can significantly ease the appearance of some wrinkles.*

Although Botox® is a toxin, it is FDA-approved for frown line treatment, it is not believed to have caused serious side effects, and the treatment does not carry the same risks of infection that may be present with facelift surgery.*

How Botox® Works?

When Botox® is injected into facial muscles, the toxin temporarily blocks neuron activity, which prevents full muscle contraction.* Because the muscles can no longer contract, the appearance of wrinkles caused by facial movements like frowning, raising the eyebrows, or squinting is significantly reduced.*

Botox® injections are an ideal solution for smoothing the skin between eyebrows, eliminating lines on the forehead, and reducing the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes.*

What Botox® Treats

We inject a small amount of Botox® into the muscles that create the wrinkles.* This Botulinum derivative blocks the nerve impulses from reaching that area of the muscle and the contractions begin to weaken.* As the muscle weakens, the Botox®-treated areas begin to relax and the wrinkles in the skin become less visible and often disappear altogether.*

Botox® injections can be used to treat several types of wrinkles, including crow’s feet and frown lines.*

What areas of the face can be treated with Botox?

The most common treatment areas include the “crow’s feet”, forehead and glabella region between the eyebrows. However, Botox is a versatile drug and many other treatment applications – both cosmetic and therapeutic -have been documented

How does Botox reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles?

Botox is a neuromuscular blocker. It stops the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which stops the contraction of specific muscles in the face. When those muscles become relaxed, facial lines and wrinkles gradually flatten out.

What are the Advantages of Botox®?

  • Fast and effective. A typical treatment will show improvement approximately after 4-7 days, and takes only 10-15 minutes to complete.*1
  • Little discomfort – we take great care in administering these injections*
  • There is no “down-time.” After the Botox® injections, you may resume normal activity or go back to work*
  • Creates natural-looking outcomes without evidence that you’ve had work done*
  • There is no decrease in sensation or numbness of Botox® treated areas*
  • The effects of Botox® injections are reversible; lasting 3 to 9 months*1
  • Repeated injections of upkeep treatments may cause a muscle memory response to develop, thus enhancing Botox® effects.*
  • Botox® is a nonsurgical approach to treat wrinkles, which eliminates the need for anesthesia and long recovery times*

Do Botox® Injections Hurt?

At Lotus Wellness Spa, we take great care to make Botox® injections painless for our patients.* We apply a topical anesthetic cream and/or ice compresses for several minutes prior to the treatment to numb the area.* When the injection begins, you may feel a slight stinging sensation, but it will quickly subside.* Once the Botox® injection is complete, we apply an ice compress to address any initial discomfort.*

Are Botox® Injections Safe?

Botox® has an excellent safety profile.* It has been used by neurologists and ophthalmologists for nearly two decades to correct facial tics and to relax the eye muscles responsible for the condition known as lazy eye.*

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

How long does it take for Botox to take effect?

Within 3-7 days of your Botox injections, there will be a noticeable improvement in the treated areas. The results typically last 3-5 months.

 

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.