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BOTOX® COSMETIC

Learn about Botox® and what it can do for you, including the benefits of Botox treatments, side effects, costs, and Botox specials available.

BOTOX® has become one of the most popular procedures in the United States for minimizing facial wrinkles in the forehead and eye areas. Our treatments at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey are so advanced that we have developed a specialized injection technique for BOTOX® that allows us to raise the brows and eliminate most of the forehead wrinkles without leaving the waxy, expressionless appearance objectionable to most people. We can also effectively treat crow’s feet, lower eyelids, neckbands and even “pebbly chins.”

Contact PSANJ to schedule a private consultation for BOTOX® at either of our New Brunswick, New Jersey or Princeton, New Jersey locations. We look forward to seeing you at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey.

Common BOTOX® Questions

BOTOX Cosmetic , created by Allergan, is one of the greatest advancements in the cosmetic industry. BOTOX is a purified form botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the targeted muscles, thereby minimizing and/or eliminating unwanted wrinkles. Botox treatments can smooth way crow’s feet, frown lines, and more, around the eyes, mouth, forehead and neck. As a result, you walk away with a rejuvenated, youthful look. Even better, Botox treatments require no downtime. The injections can be done in just 5 to 10 minutes depending on the area being treated. You can expect to see results within a week after treatment.

There are several other injectable facial fillers available that address the same problem areas as Botox®, such as Juvederm, restalyne, collagen, and radiesse. However, there is a main difference in how they work. Injectable fillers give your face a much youthful and smoother appearance by “filling in” wrinkles and frown lines in the face. They can also be used “fill in” on other areas of the body.

Botox, on the other hand, works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles on your face. As a result, your face appears fresher and smoother. In addition, because of the relaxation of the facial muscles, new wrinkles are less likely to be formed while Botox is still active. Botox injections typically last bout 3-4 months on average

The side effects of Botox are very minimal, if any, and usually subside within a few days. Side effects can include temporary swelling, bruising, or redness. Loss of sensation or numbness in treated areas is not really an issue associated with Botox treatments. In order to minimize the occurrence of any side effects, be sure to only receive Botox injections from a respected professional, inform him or her of any health problems you may have and/or any medications you are talking, and most importantly, follow the pre and post treatment instructions set by the doctor.

There are two was to charge for Botox treatment; either per unit of Botox used or per area treated. If being charged by area, costs typically range between $125 and $400 per treatment area. If being charged per unit Botox, costs range anywhere between $10 and $25 per unit, depending on the location of the body being treated. Multiple areas can be treated at once, and on average, repeat treatments are needed every 3 to 4 months.