Patients ask if there are any side effects from Botox

Botox is a popular injectable in dermatology that contains a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin A. This substance causes the muscles responsible for wrinkles and lines to relax and prevents them from contracting. The result is smooth and firm skin and a more youthful looking appearance. Intrigued to know more about this innovative treatment, many patients ask nationally known dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie about various factors such as the benefits, cost, and potential side effects.


Dr. Downie, the founder of image Dermatology ® P.C. in Montclair, is an advocate of patient education. She is dedicated to educating patients at her practice as well as informing the public via many media outlets about cosmetic treatments such as Botox. She is happy to explain the various factors of Botox.


One of the areas Botox can be injected is between the eyebrows to treat frown lines. These lines can make patients look angry or sad when they are actually happy. Dr. Downie has been treating her own frown lines with Botox injections for many years. The result has been that the skin in the treatment area looks more youthful.


The cost of Botox depends on the area you wish to have treated and your individual needs. Dr. Downie and her team will work with you to help you receive the treatment you desire within your budget. Patients have reported increased self-esteem and renewed confidence after treatment. Many say the results far outweigh the cost. If people can make Botox work with their budgets, Dr. Downie highly recommends they seek treatment.

Potential side effects

Redness and pain at the injection site are common side effects of Botox injections. Some patients may experience nausea, headache, or flu-like symptoms. Although it is rare, others may experience muscle weakness or a drooping upper eyelid. Within days, this side effect often resolves.

Exploring treatment

If you have questions about Botox or want to know if you are a candidate for treatment, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Downie. She will be happy to examine your face and review your medical history to determine if Botox is the right solution for attaining a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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