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Achieve Youthful Skin with Botox® Treatment

At Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, Botox® is a highly sought-after facial rejuvenation treatment. This popular cosmetic injectable is most often used to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and is a quick, convenient way to take years off your face.

At our practice, Botox® injections are performed by board-certified physician and anti-aging expert Dr. Robert Frankel and Physician Assistant Joanne Feliciano, PA-C to ensure the highest level of patient safety and beautiful, natural-looking results.

What Is Botox®?

Botox® is a cosmetic treatment that can refresh your facial appearance by relaxing dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are formed by facial muscle contractions, such as those engaged when we frown, squint, or smile. Over time, dynamic wrinkles become more pronounced and can have an unwanted impact on the facial appearance.

How Does It Work?

When Botox® is injected in small, precise amounts, its active ingredient, a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A, stops treated muscles from receiving nerve signals that would otherwise initiate a contraction. As a result, the muscle relaxes, releasing the corresponding dynamic wrinkles.

What are the Benefits?

Botox® is FDA-approved to treat various facial creases and lines. Some of the most common aesthetic concerns treated with Botox® include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Fine lines around the mouth
  • Bunny lines

Reducing the appearance of existing wrinkles is not the only benefit of Botox®. This neuromodulator treatment can also be used to stop dynamic wrinkles from forming and/or deepening, making it an appealing option for patients whose treatment goals include preventing visible signs of aging.

Am I a Candidate?

Our practitioners can assess your cosmetic concerns and determine whether Botox® is the best treatment option for you by meeting with you for a consultation. In general, healthy men and women who want to minimize and/or slow the development of dynamic facial wrinkles can be good candidates for Botox®.

Though Botox ® is considered a safe and effective facial enhancement treatment, it is not right for everyone, such as those allergic to any of the product’s ingredients and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Patients who want to address fine lines and wrinkles caused by lost volume and/or declining skin elasticity due to age may be better able to accomplish their treatment goals with dermal fillers or other alternative facial rejuvenation methods.

What to Expect During a Botox® Treatment

In most cases, Botox® procedures take less than 30 minutes. A topical numbing agent can be applied when you arrive for your appointment to prevent discomfort during the injections.

Our practitioners will first identify the ideal injection sites for your needs and the specific amount of Botox® required to effectively smooth out wrinkles for natural-looking improvements. Once the necessary injections have been performed, your procedure will be complete, and you can continue on with your day.

What to Expect After Botox® Injections

Botox® is considered a no-downtime procedure. Most patients are able to resume all of their normal activities within 24 hours of treatment.

Mild tenderness, redness, or swelling can occur for a short time after Botox® injections. If you experience these post-treatment symptoms, refer to the aftercare instructions provided by us regarding the use of cold compresses and/or over-the-counter medications to ease any discomfort.

With these treatments, bruising can be possible. You are advised not to receive any treatments at least 2 weeks prior to any events/vacations etc.

What to Know about Botox® Results

It is common for patients to notice initial improvements within five days of their injections, though it will take about two weeks for Botox® to take its full effect. Botox® treatment results last an average of three to four months. Follow-up injections at regular intervals will allow you to maintain your enhanced look.

How Much Does Botox® Cost?

The price of your Botox® treatment will reflect the specifics of your procedure. During your consultation, we will determine the number of units needed to accomplish your desired outcome. The total cost of your procedure can then be reviewed with you.

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