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BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA approved treatment for moderate to severe horizontal frown lines, crow’s feet and vertical forehead lines between the eyes (glabella lines or 11 lines). In a quick 10-minute procedure you can turn back the clock with subtle yet noticeable improvements in deep facial lines.

The effects of Botox typically begin about 5-7 days after the injections with full effect taking place at around 14 days.

What causes these deep frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines?

BOTOX targets the underlying cause of deep facial lines, the dynamic muscles that create facial expressions like frowning, squinting, smiling and raising your eyebrows. Repeated contractions over the years result in frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead and nose wrinkles.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, temporarily reducing muscle activity. Since the muscles can’t contract, the wrinkles relax. The effect is a gradual smoothing of the frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and forehead lines to restore a natural, refreshed appearance.

How long does BOTOX work?

The effects typically last 3 – 4 months, but with repeated treatments the amount of BOTOX needed will usually be less over time. This is because when the muscles are reinjected before the prior dose has worn off, repeat injections may actually be more effective. Over time lines and wrinkles become less severe because the muscles are trained to relax.

Why you want an expert injector

Because BOTOX is technique sensitive, you want an expert. Dr. Kandula is a board – certified dermatologist who is an expert in facial anatomy with the skills and experience to strategically inject BOTOX to enhance your appearance, including:

  • Providing a mini-brow lift. When injected into the muscles of the eyebrows, BOTOX elevates the brows to open and accentuate the eyes.
  • Reducing the appearance of vertical neck bands that appear as we age.
  • Improving your smile! If you show too much of your gums when you smile, which usually results from excessive lip elevation, Botox injections will weaken the upper lip muscles and provide a more balanced smile.
  • Smoothing chin dimpling.
  • Reducing the appearance of fine vertical lines around the lips.
  • Lifting the corners of your mouth to relax your frown and improve your smile.

When you desire a more youthful appearance without surgery or major downtime, BOTOX will deliver real, noticeable results. Only a small percentage of patients may build resistance and there are other similar formulations that can be used, such as Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau.

Dr. Swetha Kandula is a board-certified cosmetic and medical dermatologist in Parsippany, New Jersey known for her expertise in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including Botox and dermal fillers. She is one of top injectors in Morris County, New Jersey. When you schedule an appointment, she will examine your face and neck, and create a personalized treatment plan for you. Contact Dr. Kandula now and enjoy a refreshed youthful appearance.