Repetitive facial movements like laughing, frowning and squinting causes creases to form between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. Botox and Dysport reduce these lines for smoother, younger-looking skin without surgery. The Botox brow lift also raises the brows without surgery to yield beautifully arched eyebrows. Dr. Robert Glasgold, MD, FACS, and Dr. Mark Glasgold, MD, FACS, at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery in Princeton, NJ, offer Botox® and Dysport® injections for men and women who want to reduce and prevent facial lines and wrinkles.
What is Botox?
Botox® is a safe, FDA-approved injectable treatment derived from botulinum toxin. Botox Cosmetic injections temporarily reduce movement in specific facial muscles to smooth out glabellar lines (also known as frown lines or 11s), forehead creases, and crow’s feet caused by repetitive facial movements and expressions like smiling or frowning.
The treatment provides men and women with smoother-looking skin and a more relaxed appearance. It is often referred to as a lunchtime treatment because it is a very brief procedure and patients can often return to work immediately, with no downtime. Botox benefits typically last two to four months before they must be repeated to maintain results. Prolonged use may extend the results.
Botox is also used for some patients to reduce severe sweating or to treat chronic migraines, overactive bladder, uncontrolled eye movements, and muscle pain. The FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use nearly 20 years ago, in 2002, and it has a long history of positive aesthetic and medical results.
Botox is a popular treatment at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery in South Jersey because it is nearly painless, treats multiple areas during a single brief session, is less expensive than many other procedures, and does not require downtime. Botox reduces signs of aging in multiple areas. Popular Botox injection sites include:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines/glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
- Brow lift
- Lower lid lines
- Dips in the chin
- Vertical neck bands
The plastic surgeons at Glasgold Group in NJ often perform Botox injections with another treatment like injectable fillers or a fat transfer, cheek implants, or a facelift to reach patients’ specific goals.
What is Dysport?
Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) is a form of botulinum toxin that blocks the nerve signals sent to the muscles between the brows. Dysport is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic injection that may be recommended by surgeons at the Glasgold Group in New Jersey as a Botox alternative for lines between the eyebrows caused by facial expressions and muscle contractions.
Dysport is a diluted formula, which allows each injection to cover a larger area. Dysport patients typically require fewer injections as compared to Botox. Dysport injections may also produce a more natural appearance than Botox because the drug causes less interference with muscle movements. Dysport injections are used primarily to treat the eyebrow area.
Typically, Dysport treatments take less than 20 minutes. During the short procedure, the specialist injects the solution into five areas between the brows. The muscles that cause expression lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead relax and wrinkles fade away.
The results are typically seen within three days and usually last three to four months. Consistent injections can train the muscles to remain in a more relaxed position and create results that last up to six months or more. Dysport does not affect facial expressions or restrict movement in other areas of the face.
Botox Before-and-After Results
The Glasgold Group of Princeton, New Jersey, displays before and after Botox pictures in their online gallery. Botox injections are customized to match each patients’ goals and may address smile lines, glabellar lines, hooded brows, crow’s feet, lip lines, or other facial creases caused by repetitive muscle movements. Each gallery photo includes a treatment description.
How Does Botox Work?
Repetitive facial expressions create smile lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and sagging brows. The injection specialist strategically uses Botox to block communication between the nerve and the overactive muscle. Botox treatments prevent the tissue from contracting for several months, which minimizes facial wrinkles and may limit the formation of future creases.
Dr. Mark and Dr. Robert Glasgold perform quick, painless Botox and Dysport treatments that produce natural-looking results and younger-looking skin.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox injections may initially provide results lasting from two to four months. Over time, Botox may provide longer-lasting results. Regularly performed injections typically provide results that last up to six months. Most patients have regular treatments to ensure lasting results and to reduce further signs of aging.
Both men and women can benefit from Botox injections. Because the treatment is so safe and well-tolerated, almost any adult who is healthy and has realistic expectations may be a candidate. Ideal candidates for Botox are patients who want to relax lines and wrinkles without surgery.
Other candidates are people who suffer from medical conditions like excessive sweating or migraines. Botox can provide relief from a wide variety of medical conditions, in addition to improving facial cosmetics. Talk to our plastic surgeons about your options during your consultation at our office in South Jersey.
Botox injections are not appropriate for people who are pregnant, nursing, or those with neurological conditions. It’s important to be honest about your health history during your consultation to ensure your safety. Botox is an elective procedure and should never be performed if it poses a risk to the patient’s safety.
What to Expect During a Botox Session
Each initial Botox session begins with a consultation. During this private meeting, one of our surgeons examines the patient’s skin and asks about their health history, including skincare regimen, previous injections, plastic surgery, and non-invasive aesthetic treatments the patient may have had. The doctor explains the projected number of injections, their locations, and the expected results. Some patients may be able to get their first treatment on the day of the consultation.
Botox injections are performed at the Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery Center in Princeton, NJ. The skin is cleaned and prepped with a topical numbing cream before the procedure begins. Dr. Mark or Dr. Robert Glasgold then strategically injects small amounts of Botox into the areas of concern to achieve natural-looking results and to enhance facial balance. The entire process typically takes 20 minutes.
The patient may resume their regular schedule after the treatment. Some redness and mild swelling may occur, but these side effects should subside quickly. Patients are encouraged to avoid rubbing the area for a while after the treatment. In some cases, the doctor may slightly modify a patient’s Botox results a few days after the initial treatment. The surgeon provides each patient with a customized Botox treatment plan to ensure optimal results.
Some Botox results may appear within a few days; however, the final results typically take one week to develop. When patients have significant wrinkles, the peak results may be seen after two or three treatments. Partial relaxation may soften the area after the first set of injections and complete muscle relaxation may be obtained after the second set of injections.
Botox Side Effects and Risks
Botox is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment. Mild side effects like bruising and redness at the injection site are typically resolved within three days. More serious side effects of Botox are rare but include allergic reaction, infection, flu-like symptoms, eyelid swelling, double vision, pain, headache, and dizziness.
Botox for migraines: side effects may include muscle stiffness, loss of appetite, and injection site reactions. Discuss the benefits and risks associated with Botox for migraines with your doctor during the consultation.
Patients sometimes visit the Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery center to improve bad Botox results performed by an inexperienced injector. Botox gone wrong may cause the forehead to become temporarily frozen, or the eyebrows to appear overly elevated or uneven (Spock effect). Dr. Glasgold can share Botox side effect pictures and his expected improvements during the consultation.
Botox and Dysport FAQs
Dysport and Botox soften frown lines and limit muscle movements in the treated area to decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Both products provide results that last up to four months. There is typically no difference in the length of time between treatments in clinical trials. The cosmetic improvements achieved with either product are not permanent. However, the fine lines and wrinkles may not come back with the same degree of severity after treatment.
Botox is derived from botulinum toxin type A, human albumin (protein in blood plasma), and sodium chloride. Botox has been used for nearly 20 years as a cosmetic treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles and is considered to be very safe and effective.
Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery provides exceptional results and affordable Botox and Dysport prices. Exclusive Botox discounts are available with the Brilliance Distinctions Program. The Botox Savings Program reduces the Botox cost for people suffering from chronic migraines or overactive bladder.
Botox® and Dysport®
1 area – $396
2 areas – $559
3 areas – $695
Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery works with each patient to help them reach their goals and gladly accept the following payment methods.
Botox results can take a while to develop but are typically seen within one week. Botox treatments relax the contracting muscles, which is a gradual process. More severe wrinkles may show partial improvement after one treatment and more significant results after the second treatment. Our doctors help set realistic expectations with each patient during their consultation.
Botox is tested and approved by the FDA for cosmetic use and has nearly 20 years of safe use behind it. Serious Botox side effects are rare, and patients can resume their regular activities immediately after their treatment.
A mild bump at the site of the injection may occur that usually resolves within several hours. Our doctors are board-certified plastic surgeons with many years of experience in providing patients with natural-looking Botox, Dysport, and dermal filler results.
Botox and Dysport cannot be reversed with another treatment, but the results are temporary and gradually disappear over two to four months. If an inexperienced injector adds too much Botox or Dysport, it can weigh down the eyebrows or look artificial. Dr. Robert and Dr. Mark Glasgold can sometimes provide Botox or Dysport revision work for patients who come to them with bad Botox results.
Botox is injected into specific areas to reduce lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions, including frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet. Botox reduces activity in the muscles and allows the skin around the tissue to relax. Botox may also help prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles. Botox can also be used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, overactive bladder, and excessive sweating.
Dysport injections provide results that last for three to four months, but regularly performed treatments may produce longer-lasting results.
Heavy eyebrows, aging, and gravity can pull the arch and outer corners of the brow down. A Botox lift relaxes tiny portions of the eyebrow muscle, and this allows the brow to lift and properly shape the eye. Our surgeons enhance the brow using Botox or Dysport, based on the client’s goals. Eyebrow lifts treat the critical area above the eyes and are a popular procedure that should only be performed by a highly experienced injector or plastic surgeon. The treatment is temporary but can be performed regularly to maintain positive results. Our surgeons also performaa brow lift surgery.
Schedule your Botox Consultation in New Jersey Today
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Robert Glasgold, MD, FACS, and Mr. Mark Glasgold, MD, FACS, are available for private Botox consultations at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery located in Princeton, NJ, and serving the South Jersey area. Call 732-846-6540, today, or visit GlasgoldGroup.com to schedule a consultation and learn more about Botox injections or brow lifts.