Patients ask, ‘What should I expect from a Botox procedure near me?’
As one of the most popular cosmetic facial services, Botox procedures are used to soften fine lines and wrinkles. If you live in the Glen Ridge area, you may be wondering “Where can I find a treatment Botox near me?” Look no further than Dr. Jeanine Downie of Image Dermatology P.C. in Montclair, NJ.
What to expect
Whether you are new to Botox or a seasoned patient, your doctor will discuss your medical history, experience with cosmetic injections, and your anticipated outcome. You may be asked to squint, frown, or raise your eyebrows to show the problem areas. This helps determine how much Botox is needed to soften the appearance of your lines.
Botox is appropriate for men and women over the age of 21. Whether you want to prevent the formation of deep lines or you already have lines and wrinkles, Botox is an effective treatment. It can be used to address the following areas:
- Crow’s feet at the outside corners of the eyes
- Glabella, the frown lines or 11s between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines, the horizontal lines across the forehead that you may notice as you raise your eyebrows
- Lines around the mouth, also called smoker’s lines. These lines are formed by repetitive movement. Patients do not have to smoke to have them.
Botox is injected with a very fine sterile needle, so the treatment is easily tolerated. Most patients describe the injections as tiny pinpricks. The entire procedure takes just 10-15 minutes. The only immediate evidence may be redness at the injection site or possible bruising.
Following the treatment
Downtime is not needed following your injections. However, it is generally recommended to avoid strenuous activity, yoga, or rubbing the treatment site to keep the product from migrating to another area. When you wash your face or apply moisturizer, pat your face gently rather than massaging it. Within three to five days, the Botox sets in as the muscles relax. You may notice improvement in your facial lines at this point. Full results are visible in about a week. In most patients, the effects of Botox last three to four months.
Contact our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Downie. (973) 509-6900Back to Botox Page