Patients ask if Botox is the best wrinkle reducer in dermatology
For a product to be the “best,” it is the top choice among competitors. Patients in Glen Ridge will often ask nationally known dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie if Botox is the best wrinkle reducer in dermatology. To answer the question, she believes it is best to ask her other patients. However, also a patient herself, she can attest to remarkable results from Botox. It is certainly one of the most popular treatments at her Montclair dermatological practice, image Dermatology ® P.C..
Why do patients turn to a wrinkle reducer such as Botox? Dr. Downie has been administering Botox for more than 20 years to patients and to herself for more than 18.
She has found that the treatment is highly sought after for the following reasons:
- Botox is safe and effective. Botox is a natural, purified protein that is typically confined to the treated area. Dr. Downie administers Botox in low doses and it does not travel throughout the body. Botox is a neuromodulator, which relaxes the muscles and prevents them from contracting. This can leave patients with firmer, more supple, more youthful-looking skin.
- Botox can treat multiple facial areas. Botox can be used to treat vertical creases between the eyebrows (frown lines) and lines between the eyebrows (forehead furrows). Creases near outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) can also be reduced, thanks to Botox and the skills of Dr. Downie. The dermatologist has been injecting Botox in other facial areas that can affect the aging process significantly by slowing it down.
- Botox can be a convenient treatment. Dr. Downie can treat facial areas with injections of Botox in a matter of minutes. Patients often enjoy treatment sessions during lunch breaks.
- Botox can deliver optimal results. Everyone’s face has unique and beautiful properties. Dr. Downie will ask each patient about his or her expectations and exactly how the patient is aging. She asks these questions to ensure patients attain the most natural and best results every time. Botox begins working within three to four days after the injection and can take up to two weeks before it is in full effect. Results can last for three to four months or longer. For the best results, Dr. Downie will request patients stay upright for at least four hours after the procedure and avoid exercise for the remainder of the treatment day.
- Botox often requires no downtime. Unlike surgeries, patients can typically return to work or their daily activities after treatment sessions.
Do you want to explore your candidacy for Botox by talking with a Board-certified dermatologist who knows firsthand the results of treatment? Look no further than image Dermatology ® P.C.. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Downie today by calling her friendly team at (973) 509-6900.