Botox in Jersey City, NJ
While many cosmetic treatments have remained popular, there are others that have failed to stick. Botox®, however, is one that has been around for many years. This treatment is designed to diminish fine lines and wrinkles that other procedures cannot effectively eliminate. Botox® requires that a board-certified general surgeon perform the injection. Also a phlebologist, Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski offers Botox® to the residents of New Jersey at his Vein & Skin Studio in Bayonne.
What is Botox®?
Botox®, which is also called botulinum toxin type A, is an injectable filler that cosmetic surgeons generally use to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that naturally form as you age. The formula is created from a refined bacterium, and it works by paralyzing your facial muscles for a temporary amount of time. The paralysis makes your skin look smoother and younger. Botox® can also be used to treat overactive bladder and migraines.
Botox® may be the ideal treatment for you if you want to:
- Make yourself look younger with softer skin
- Prevent and eliminate wrinkles, including those on your forehead
- Reduce the production of sweat in your underarms
- Temporarily smooth wrinkles in your face
- Try an alternative method of treating and controlling migraines
Botox® is generally used to treat a variety of medical conditions such as:
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle spasticity
- Twitching of the eyelid
- Proper alignment of the eyes
Patients who are unhappy with their appearance because of the natural process of aging typically seek Botox® treatment. The injections can help you look younger, and the results can boost your self-esteem.
Where can Botox® be Applied?
Botox can be applied to many areas of the face, including:
- Bunny Lines
- Chin dimples
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Gummy smile
- Lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Platysmal bands
How long does Botox® Last?
The improved appearance can last for up for 6 months before the treatment could be repeated. A number of patients who repeatedly use the treatment can develop antibodies that neutralize the effect of the injections.
What is Therapeutic Botox® Injections for Hyperhidrosis?
Botox® can be injected into the skin to treat severe underarm sweating when topical medications do not work well enough in people 18 years or older. This treatment allows for blissful relief from sweating in the treated area for 4 to 18 months.
How Botox® works for Hyperhidrosis
The procedure can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the area being treated. You should notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within a week of treatment. Using a higher dose of Botox®, will increase the duration between treatments.
This is a fairly simple procedure. A very fine needle is prepped with Botox® and injected into the affected area just beneath the skin. The amount of injections required will be based upon the assessment of the area and condition.
How is Botox® Administered?
Botox® is sometimes injected following the administration of a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. However, many patients do not become uncomfortable enough to need anesthesia.
At Vein & Skin Studio, Dr. Moszczynski uses a very thin needle for the Botox® injections, which are administered to the muscles in your face. The number of injections that he performs will depend on how many fine lines and wrinkles you have and how severe they are. In a majority of cases, the effects of Botox last for four to six months. After that time, you will need to return to the office for additional treatments if you wish to maintain the smoother, youthful appearance that Botox® provides.
Botox® Procedure Preparation
It is essential that you tell Dr. Moszczynski if you have had other injections during the previous four months. You also need to avoid taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin before your treatment to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding. Also, let him know if you are using allergy medications, muscle relaxers or sleep aids prior to your appointment.
Following your treatment, you will have the ability to smile and frown as normal. However, you should avoid vigorous exercise or roughly rubbing your face. You can put an ice pack on your face or take over-the-counter medications to help minimize any swelling or discomfort after the treatment. It is also recommended that you sleep on your back.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment Cost?
Most insurance companies categorize cosmetic procedures as elective treatments and do not cover their costs. In order to make Botox® more accessible and affordable for patients, Vein & Skin Studio offers financing options through CareCredit® and accepts personal checks, cash, and major credit cards. If you have any questions about the costs, do not hesitate to contact us.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
Only you can decide if Botox® treatment is right for you. It could be ideal if you do not feel comfortable with how you look because of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® can help you look younger and give your self-esteem a boost.
During your consultation with Dr. Moszczynski, he will review your medical history and address any of your concerns about Botox® treatment. This is the perfect time to ask questions and learn more about how the injections work.
If you want an easy method of minimizing forehead wrinkles and frown lines, Botox® could be the right treatment for you. Headed by Dr. Moszczynski and serving Bayonne and the rest of New Jersey, the Vein & Skin Studio is the clinic of choice. Contact us today!