Repetitive facial movements like laughing, frowning and squinting cause creases to form between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. Botox and Dysport reduce these fine 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 minimally invasive 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 both 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 as well as medical results.
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.
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, as well as other facial creases caused by repetitive muscle movements. Each gallery photo includes a treatment description.
What Does BOTOX Treat?
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 of the face. 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.
Ideal Candidates for Botox treatment
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.
However, 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 as a result.
BOTOX Vs. Dysport
Not everyone understands how Botox works or its differences from other wrinkle-reducing injections such as Dysport. Here is what you need to know about each injection:
BOTOX is an injection that contains the Botulinum Toxin Type A, a natural neurotoxin that the bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces. Dysport’s primary active ingredient is the abobotulinumtoxinA and it works in a similar way to BOTOX.
A study published in the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that Dysport may cause fewer muscle movement side effects, such as drooping eyelids and an inability to smile, than BOTOX. This is because it uses a different kind of toxin that targets additional nerves in your face.
In general, both injections are very similar. Both of the injections reduce wrinkles in a similar way. They Both will weaken muscle contractions causing the overlying skin to relax and smooth out wrinkles. Both require multiple treatments for best results (3-4 months). And both are effective for cosmetic purposes only, not medically necessary corrections of facial deformities or disorders.
The primary difference between Dysport and BOTOX is how long they last. In theory, BOTOX will last three times longer than Dysport; however, this has not been officially proven. It takes approximately 14 days for a Dysport injection to take effect, while it takes three days for BOTOX to work.
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. When treatments come regularly they 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.
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 ask 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, as well as the expected results. Some patients may be able to get their first customized 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.
Recovery from Botox treatment
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 in order to ensure optimal results.
Some Botox results may appear within a few days; however, the final results typically take 1-2 weeks 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.
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Botox results can take a while to develop but are typically seen within one week. The 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 derived from botulinum toxin type A, human albumin (protein in blood plasma), and sodium chloride. It 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.
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.
If you live near Princeton, NJ, The Glasgold Group offers Botox among its services and is conveniently located at 4390 US-1 #100, Princeton, NJ 08540.
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. It 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.
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 perform brow lift surgery.
Why Choose Glasgold Group
Facelift is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently. By choosing the Glasgold Group for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
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.
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