Using Botox for treating dynamic wrinkles of the face

Turning back the hands of the time on the face may seem impossible. Both men and women who deal with unwanted signs of aging may be considering treatments to help them in reversing their aging appearance. To treat a variety of dynamic wrinkles and folds on the face, many patients turn to the dermatologists at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills in New Jersey to learn more about minimally-invasive treatments such as Botox injections.

How does Botox work?

Botox is one of many cosmetic injectables available at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills. Our team describes Botox as a neuromodulator. A neuromodulator works by reducing the contractions of the muscles in the face. By doing so, patients are reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds that have been caused by these muscles over the years. Dynamic wrinkles best treated with Botox include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead creases
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows

Botox may be used on other areas, though the medication is FDA approved for the above purposes. Some doctors use Botox off-label for other indications.

Who is a candidate for Botox injections?

Most adult patients with wrinkles and folds on the face caused by muscle tension are good candidates for Botox injections. The best way to determine this is to request a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with one of our many providers in our practice. We can evaluate a patient to decide if Botox is best for them, or direct them to other alternative treatments available, including the use of dermal fillers and collagen stimulators, both available in our facility as well. In fact, some patients combine Botox injections with other cosmetic injections to achieve a full “liquid facelift” with injectables alone. This may provide more dramatic improvements on one’s appearance and help patients extend their youthful appearance for several more years before requiring surgical interventions to keep their skin looking young and smooth!

Call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills today

Short Hills, NJ area patients who are interested in quality solutions for their skin and body, including those interested in cosmetic injections, can call (973) 232-6245 to schedule an appointment. Our practice is conveniently located in Suite 2H at 636 Morris Turnpike and provides services to new and current patients of our office.

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