What areas of my face can be treated with Botox?
Dr. John Mesa uses Botox in Livingston, NJ to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, worry lines, and other areas of the face. Dr. Mesa works with each patient to understand your goals for treatment and to maximize the effect.
When will I see results from a Botoxtreatment?
Within 3 to 4 days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
Is treatment with Botox painful?
Botox administration is associated with minimal discomfort (“butterfly-like kiss”) which is quite brief. Prior to injection, Dr. John Mesa may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or topical anesthetic cream.
Why not go to a Primary Care Physician (Family Practitioner), Internists, Dentists, Gynecologists, Obstetrician or “cosmetologists” for Botox?
Practitioners like Internists and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained in the administration of Botox injections have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is over treatment, with too much Botox being injected into the skin, resulting in drooping eyelids, sagging brows, or a frozen forehead.
What are the risks of Botox?
Risks or side effects of Botox are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects caused by Botox are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. In rare cases, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician
Are there other treatment options?
In addition to BOTOX, there are two other FDA approved botulinum toxins on the US market: Dysport and Xeomin. Dr. Mesa considers that Botox provides the best results to the vast majority of his patients.