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Restore a Youthful Appearance with Botox

How would you like to look years younger, relaxed and refreshed? At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus and Dr. Vuong can restore a more youthful appearance with Botox treatments. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein that can soften and prevent lines and wrinkles caused by excessive scowling or frowning lines, which are often associated with aging.Botox first gained FDA approval in 1989 for the treatment of crossed eyes, vocal cord spasms and other facial spasms. As more research was conducted, we learned that it could be used to improve hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and alleviate muscle spasms in people with cerebral palsy. In the late 1990s, an ophthalmologist and dermatologist serendipitously realized that their patients receiving Botox treatments were relatively wrinkle-free. In 2002, Botox Cosmetic officially gained FDA approval for the treatment of frown lines.

When used by a cosmetic dermatologist, Botox is administered with carefully placed injections. Specific muscle groups are relaxed, softening existing wrinkles and preventing formation of new ones. Botox injections can be used to soften frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. When done properly, a Botox treatment will look completely natural.

For the best results, it is important to choose a physician with expert knowledge of facial muscles, such as a board certified dermatologist near you. Results are maximized when treatments are performed as part of a comprehensive anti-aging regimen designed by you and your doctor. Because it is safe, affordable, requires little to no downtime and will prevent the formation of new wrinkles, Botox has become the cornerstone of most anti-aging regimens.

In fact, Botox treatments are the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the US. The treatments are often combined with dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Radiesse. Browse our gallery of “before and after” Botox treatment photos to see typical results.

Before getting any cosmetic treatment, we recommend consulting a board certified dermatologist. If you live in Chatham, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Livingston, or anywhere in northern New Jersey and would like to discuss if Botox treatments are for you, call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills at 973-232-6245 to schedule an appointment with board certified dermatologists Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus and Dr. Vuong.

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