Lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable part of getting older, but you don’t have to settle for an appearance you’re unhappy with. Paul Goodman, DDS, and his team in Pleasantville, New Jersey, administer BOTOX® for men and women who want to look and feel their best. BOTOX is a customizable treatment that minimizes wrinkles, but it could also relieve certain types of pain. Call Paul H. Goodman, DDS & Jay L. Rosenberg, DDS, or book a consultation online to find out if BOTOX is right for you.
BOTOX is an injectable treatment for facial wrinkles. It was approved by the FDA in 2002, and it’s become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today.
Many people are bothered by the lines and wrinkles that come along with getting older. Some of the first wrinkles to appear are those caused by repeated facial expressions like squinting and raising your eyebrows. These wrinkles can begin developing as early as your 20s or 30s.
BOTOX injections minimize wrinkles with a purified form of botulinum toxin. When used in small doses, as with BOTOX, the toxin temporarily paralyzes specific muscles, smoothing the look of moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes facial muscles that contribute to a range of common wrinkles. The dentist regularly recommends it for men and women alike who want to prevent or address crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.
BOTOX is best-known for its aesthetic benefits, but it’s also used for certain pain relief. It’s FDA-approved for treating chronic migraine in people over the age of 18. Because BOTOX temporarily blocks muscle activity, it can also be an effective treatment for bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth) and muscle spasms in the head and neck.
If you’re bothered by facial wrinkles or you’re curious about the medical benefits of BOTOX, it’s time to learn more. Dr. Goodman’s team is trained in administering BOTOX, and it’s perfectly safe to receive BOTOX treatment from any medical provider trained in aesthetic injections.
Most people in generally good health are candidates for BOTOX. Before recommending treatment, the team reviews your medical history and talks with you about your goals for the procedure.
The team prepares you for BOTOX by using a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Then, they deliver a series of injections with a thin needle. Most treatments take 10 minutes or less, and you can go back to your normal activities immediately.
You may notice redness or swelling around the injection sites, but this should fade within a few days. Expect your results to last about three to four months, depending on your treatment.
Talk to Dr. Goodman to find out if BOTOX could be right for you. Whether you’re seeking a more youthful appearance or an effective way to relieve pain, schedule a consultation online or call the office today.