Apex Medical Professionals
Internists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Fair Lawn, NJ
The natural aging process slows cell production, which is especially noticeable as fine lines and wrinkles form in the creases of your skin from your lifetime of smiles and frowns. However, you don’t have to put up with these signs of aging. At Apex Medical Professionals in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Walid Elkhalili, MD, and the team offer Botox® injections to smooth your skin and take years off your appearance. Call Apex Medical Professionals today or schedule an appointment online to discover how Botox can help you look your best.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Botox has been FDA-approved for this use since 2002.
The serum is derived from the botulinum neurotoxin and temporarily relaxes the small facial muscles that pull your skin into folds when your facial expression changes. As those tiny muscles become still, the skin covering them also smooths out, reducing your wrinkles.*
What causes wrinkles?
Your skin includes collagen and elastin fibers that provide plumpness and elasticity. However, as you age, your body’s ability to generate new cells slows down, and with less collagen and elastin, your skin doesn’t bounce back to smoothness so easily.
The process is accelerated by sun exposure, which damages your collagen and elastin cells more rapidly than your body produces new cells.
What should I expect during Botox treatments?
Botox injections begin with your Apex Medical doctor studying your face and skin to identify the best places for your injections. Then, he cleans your skin and marks the injection sites. You talk with your doctor about your desired results during your initial consultation, and he helps you achieve your goal of looking younger with natural-looking smooth skin.
Botox temporarily relaxes your facial muscles, so you will need to have occasional touch-up appointments to maintain your youthful appearance.
Your Apex Medical doctor usually provides Botox injections in about 20 minutes. He uses a small needle that shouldn’t cause pain, but if you have sensitive skin or are nervous about needles, your doctor can provide a topical numbing cream for your comfort.
How should I take care of my skin after having Botox injections?
You don’t need to take time off to recover after your Botox injections, although it’s recommended to avoid exercise for 24 hours after your appointment. While Botox doesn’t increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, you should always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to limit your risk of sun damage.
If you want to get rid of your wrinkles and look younger, call Apex Medical Professionals or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about Botox and how it can enhance your appearance.
*Individual results may vary.
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