Botox proves effective in treating frown lines on the forehead and various other wrinkles

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Nationally known dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie understands the importance of looking and feeling beautiful. That is why she provides several treatments at her dermatological practice to reverse the signs of aging, which can include reducing the appearance of frown lines on the forehead and other areas on the face. Dr. Downie has personally found Botox to be effective in treating those lines that once added years to her appearance.

The natural process of aging can leave unwanted lines on the face. Sun exposure and smoking also can expedite the process of aging. Squinting and various facial expressions cause the muscles to contract and can leave wrinkles over time. Thanks to Botox and the skills of Dr. Downie, patients in Montclair and beyond can turn back the hands of time without surgery or significant amount of downtime.

At her practice, image Dermatology®, Dr. Downie uses Botox to treat vertical creases between the eyebrows called frown lines. These unwanted creases can make patients appear angry or sad when they are actually happy. Botox is also used to treat lines above the brows (forehead furrows), creases near outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), and lines between the brows (glabellar lines). Botox is a neuromodulator composed of a purified protein. The prescription medication is injected into the areas you wish to have treated. A treatment session is typically a few minutes to an hour and can be completed on a lunch break. Botox begins working within three to four days after the injection and can take up to two weeks before it is in full effect. Patients can enjoy the appearance of more youthful-looking skin for three to four months or longer.

If you want to explore if Botox is right for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Downie. She will review your medical history and ask you about current medications you take. If you are a candidate for treatment, she will devise a plan with you. We also provide dermal fillers, which can add volume to areas such as the lips or cheeks. Both Botox and the right dermal filler can help you reverse the signs of aging. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Downie, call the friendly image Dermatology® team at (973) 509-6900 today.

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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