Botox® is the most popular nonsurgical aesthetic treatment in the United States. According to the most recent on aesthetic treatments report, more than 4 million people in the US get Botox injections every year.
At Montclair Rejuvenation Center in Verona and West Caldwell, New Jersey, our experienced team of aesthetic experts, led by Dr. Kelly Distefano, offers many treatments that help our clients look as young as they feel, and Botox and fillers are among the most popular treatments.
A little about Botox
Botox is a prescription drug that contains a purified neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The injection was first used as a treatment for strabismus (crossed eyes), temporarily paralyzing the eye muscle that pulls the eye out of alignment. Ophthalmologists also used Botox to treat blepharospasm, uncontrolled movement of the eyelid.
It was with these eye-related treatments that researchers discovered Botox also reduces the appearance of frown lines — the vertical lines between the eyebrows. In 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botox for reducing the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines.
Since then, the cosmetic injection has been approved to also treat crow’s feet (lines at the outer corner of the eye) and forehead wrinkles.
Botox: The gold standard
For more than 20 years, Botox has been helping people fight the visible signs of aging. Though there have been many advances in aesthetic medicine, Botox remains the most popular anti-aging treatment.
Three reasons why Botox is still the gold standard include:
- Injections are quick, taking less than 30 minutes
- There’s no downtime
- Results are subtle, but effective
Many people also turn to Botox as a preventive measure. Regular Botox injections weakens the facial muscle that causes the lines and wrinkles, prolonging the benefits and preventing new lines from forming.
People turn to Botox for wrinkle-reducing for many reasons, but when you make the choice to have Botox injections, make sure you go to the experts for treatments. Our aesthetic team has advanced training in cosmetic injections and knows how and where to place Botox, so you look refreshed, not overdone.
More than just wrinkle-reducing
Though best known for its cosmetic uses, Botox isn’t just for wrinkle-reducing. Health care providers still use the drug to treat strabismus and blepharospasm, as well as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and neck and shoulder muscle contractions (cervical dystonia).
We also provide Botox for migraines. Botox reduces the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in people with chronic migraines (more than 15 migraine headaches a month).
Are you thinking about adding Botox to your anti-aging routine? Our team can help. Before making any recommendations, we do a thorough evaluation so we understand your concerns, needs, and goals. Then, we can create a plan to help you get your desired look.
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