BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions
To help turn back the hands of time and to avoid lines and wrinkles from occurring on the upper section of the face, our practice in East Brunswick, NJ is pleased to offer BOTOX to area men and women. This nonsurgical treatment offers gorgeous results and is extremely popular among both women and men. This injectable can make a big improvement to dynamic lines and wrinkles, which are created by making expressions with the contracting muscles on the upper face. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but static lines can still remain. This muscle relaxer is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the muscle. To correct these static lines, BOTOX is carefully injected to soften the skin. BOTOX is most commonly administered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and along the forehead.
"Dr. Ramanadham is one of the most skilled and compassionate doctors I have ever seen. She produced fantastic results with the treatments she recommended, and she also was clear in steering me away from other treatments that I thought I wanted but she didn't think I needed or would work well for me. I have seen her for botox treatments and skin care advice and treatments for over two years."- _. / RealSelf / Feb 07, 2019
"Talented and knowledgeable! I would recommend her to anyone!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 04, 2020
"Beautiful and clean office. Dr. Ramanadham is extremely knowledgeable and informative. I had some questions on some trouble spots I wanted to address and she was patient in explaining all my options. I also appreciate that she didn’t push anything I didn’t want, like many doctors in my past have done. I feel very happy with the work I ended up getting done and would and do recommend her to as many people as I can. Her office staff, Jodi, is extremely personable as well and makes my visits a very pleasurable experience!"- C.F. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
"Amazing results and truly a great person! One of the best Plastic Surgeons in NJ. So glad she made the move from Boston!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 22, 2019
"I have been going to Dr. Ramanadham for the past 5 years for botox, fillers and chemical peels. She is truly a artist and very meticulous with everything she does. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Ramanadham and the services she provides. I highly recommend her for any plastic surgery procedure."- J.C. / Google / Jul 17, 2019
Just Express Yourself
BOTOX injections are ideal for patients who want to smooth the visible look of dynamic lines on their upper face nonsurgically. BOTOX is also used as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is a great noninvasive approach if you have forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows. It is also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended. Furthermore, if you are over the age of 50 with severe wrinkles, you may opt for a facelift surgery. This delivers a more impactful result, and it is more long-term. Our facility offers facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries as effective options.
BOTOX injections are completed as an outpatient procedure directly at our practice. If it is your first time to visit our office in East Brunswick, NJ to get BOTOX, we often perform the treatment during the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Ramanadham. You will be asked to make different expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to plan where the injections will be placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you may return to your usual activities after a short rest.
What to Expect with BOTOX®
Following the injection, you can resume your daily activities, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep upright for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can be slightly bruised, swollen, or red for a few days, but you should not experience any serious or long-lasting side effects. In most cases, it usually takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to make touch-up appointments at our facility to maintain your results.
BOTOX Ideal Candidates
How much does BOTOX cost?
Your cost for a BOTOX treatment will be based on the amount of product that is needed. This varies to fit your unique goals. In your consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will create your custom treatment plan and then she can discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces wonderful results when injected by an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Ramanadham. However, it can also be dangerous if performed by someone who does not have the experience, which is why you should avoid any place that is advertising discounted or off-brand injections. If you would like to save money, ask for more information on the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which allows you to earn points for BOTOX treatments and other products from Allergan, including Juvéderm.
How long will my results last?
The results from BOTOX may be visible for as long as four months. Usually, patients schedule an appointment every quarter to refresh their results; however, you can want to come back earlier. If you are using BOTOX before wrinkles are visible for a proactive measure, you can schedule appointments further apart. After hearing your concerns and creating your BOTOX plan, Dr. Ramanadham will be better able to tell you when you should make your next visit.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (including BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (including Restylane and Juvéderm) are both popular cosmetic procedures that decrease wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines (which appear between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Wrinkle fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. Depending on your goals, Dr. Ramanadham may suggest BOTOX, injectable fillers, or a "liquid facelift," which combines both.
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport are all injectable wrinkle treatments that contain botulinum toxin. All three relax the treated muscles to correct dynamic wrinkles; however, each brand is made to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the recommended dosage, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last. Dr. Ramanadham will select the best brand or brands to match with your needs and goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is administered correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it is still very important to find someone with experience injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Ramanadham. Too much of the product may cause bad results. An experienced plastic surgeon will apply the right dose to safely relax the facial muscles causing the unwanted wrinkles without affecting nearby muscles. Quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, it is considered safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Along with its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for medical conditions, such as excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
BOTOX Procedure Technique
Don't worry! You can smile, laugh, frown, and make any other face you want without developing lines and wrinkles with BOTOX injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Ramanadham in East Brunswick, NJ to learn more about this amazing nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.
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