NEW JERSEY PLASTIC SURGEON DISCUSSES THE VIRTUES OF BOTOX®

The success of Botox® mirrors the efficacy of the injectable itself. In the seven years since the FDA approved it for treating frown lines Botox Cosmetic have become household words among those seeking to erase wrinkling between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Our Paramus NJ practice at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reflects the latest survey on Botox® Cosmetic by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

At our New Jersey plastic and reconstructive surgery practice, Botox® Cosmetic continues to be our most frequently requested minimally invasive procedure. Botox works by restricting muscle action, evoking a relaxation response when injected into a targeted muscle. Botox® is extremely effective in soothing skin creases and wrinkles in the area requiring cosmetic intervention. Botox® treatment carries no downtime, and over the three to six months post-treatment, patients realize even greater results. Since the effects are transitory Botox® sessions are typically required no sooner than every three to six months.We, at our New Jersey practice, like countless plastic surgery centers across the U.S. have discovered that Botox® has many virtues with few minor side effects (transitory bruising and numbness at the injection site). Rarely, immunity to Botox’s advantageous effects can occur if used more frequently than prescribed. However, at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of New Jersey, none of our patients have experienced this problem. We credit these outcomes with out diligence in following recommended treatment guidelines.

In addition to cosmetic applications Botox is used to treat axillary hyperhidrosis( excessive sweating of the hands, feet, and/or under the arms), and drooping of the eyelids and corners of the mouth. In June 2009 the FDA approved Dysport (Reloxin), a cosmetic injectable alternative to Botox. It’s expected to be available this summer.

For information on this and other service please contact us at the Paramus office of the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 201-261-7550.

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