What to Expect From Your First Botox Treatment

What to Expect From Your First Botox Treatment

Botox® is a minimally invasive treatment for deep-set frown lines across your brow and crow’s-feet around your eyes. If you’ve been putting off Botox therapy because you’re not sure what to expect, let us break it down for you.

As a skilled Botox specialist, Heripsime Ohanian, PhD, MD, FACOG, offers personalized Botox treatments to address age-related skin flaws in the upper part of your face. Dr. Ohanian customizes your Botox therapy to ensure natural-looking, long-lasting results.

How Botox works

Botox is a prescription medication made from the botulinum toxin Type A, a protein that comes from the same bacteria that causes botulism. Botulism is a serious condition that causes paralysis throughout your body.

In much smaller doses, Botox can temporarily paralyze targeted muscles in your face that contribute to crow’s-feet and frown lines. The temporary muscle paralysis smooths out your skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and creases.

The results of Botox injections are immediate and can last for several months. Dr. Ohanian offers maintenance injections when your skin starts to wrinkle again, so you can maintain your youthful appearance.

Over time, you need smaller amounts of Botox to achieve the same results.

What to expect during your first Botox treatment

At Bergen Aesthetics, we offer Botox treatments in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We clean the injection sites to minimize your risk for infection.

Following a custom treatment plan, Dr. Ohanian injects precise amounts of Botox into specific muscles in your forehead and face. You might feel a pinch at the time of injection, but treatment is generally well tolerated with minimal discomfort. We can also provide a topical anesthetic to numb your skin if you're sensitive to pain.

It’s common for redness, swelling, and small bumps to develop in the injection sites. These issues typically resolve on their own in just a few days. You might see a difference in the severity of your wrinkles right away, but it can take several days to see the full benefit of your treatment.

Dr. Ohanian can determine how often you need Botox injections to keep your skin smooth based on your aesthetic goals, your age, and the overall health of your skin.

A natural look you’ll love

Botox is highly effective at smoothing moderate to severe wrinkles in your upper face. Dr. Ohanian uses precise amounts of the prescription medication, so your results never look overdone or unnatural.

If you want to change your appearance in a more significant way, Dr. Ohanian may recommend other nonsurgical aesthetic services in addition to Botox.

We offer popular dermal fillers like Restylane® to restore lost facial volume and improve the natural contours of your face. After a comprehensive skin evaluation, Dr. Ohanian can determine which therapies are a good fit for your goals and help you make the most informed decision about your treatment.

If you’re ready to eliminate wrinkles and facial creases without surgery, call Bergen Aesthetics in Paramus, New Jersey, to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

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