Heripsime Ohanian, PhD, MD, FACOG, DABRM, DABLS
Aesthetic Specialist & Gynecologist located in Paramus, NJ
As people age, they develop fine lines and wrinkles on their face that can be upsetting and embarrassing. Dr. Heripsime Ohanian offers Botox and dermal fillers to patients with unsightly lines and wrinkles. These treatments can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and they can be used to improve the overall shape of the face. To learn more about Botox and dermal fillers, please call Bergen Aesthetics in Paramus, New Jersey, today.
Botox and Fillers Q & A
What is Botox ®?
Botox is an injectable form of Botulinum Toxin Type A. This is a natural protein produced by the same bacteria that causes botulism, a serious illness that causes widespread paralysis. However, Botox contains only a small dose of this protein. When used properly, this protein can improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin.
What Happens During Botox Treatment?
During treatment with Botox, Dr. Ohanian injects the protein into specific muscles that cause deep wrinkles in your skin and paralyzes them so they can’t contract anymore. That makes the lines and wrinkles in this area softer and less noticeable.
How Long Does It Take for Results to Appear?
After Botox treatment, you should begin to notice results within four days. These results can last for up to four months. After this time, the muscles treated with Botox will begin to work again, and your lines will start to reappear.
Can Patients Have Multiple Botox Treatments?
Most patients can have multiple Botox treatments safely. After your wrinkles begin to reappear, you can schedule another treatment at Bergen Aesthetics.
What are the Side Effects of Botox?
Botox may cause some mild side effects. The most common side effects of treatment with Botox include:
- Pain in the treatment area
In rare cases, patients treated with Botox experienced a slight lowering of one or both eyelids. However, this side effect is only temporary.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances injected into the skin to fill in lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers also restore fullness to areas that sag. Bergen Aesthetics offers the dermal filler Restylane®.
What is Restylane®?
Smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape your facial contours with Restylane®. This clear gel is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction and remains in place for many months.
Restylane® is most commonly used to fill the lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and the folds from the base of your nose to the angle of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
What are the Benefits of Treatment with Restylane®?
Restylane® has been used safely since 1996, so it’s a wholly trustworthy procedure. It also restores your skin’s fullness and corrects moderate to severe wrinkles, and these results last for up to six months!