Botox®

After years of squinting, smiling, and concentrating, wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes can linger even when the facial muscles that cause them are at rest. If you feel that you look tired, older, or unapproachable, discover the proven results that more than 11 million women and men have experienced with BOTOX® Cosmetic. With real, noticeable improvement, no surgery, and no recovery time, there are many reasons women and men visit Dr. Nicole Schrader for BOTOX in New Jersey.

To visit facial plastic surgeon Dr. Nicole Schrader in New Jersey and find out how a BOTOX treatment can improve your appearance, request a consultation using our online form or call us at 609-279-0009.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines, which are the horizontal lines between the eyebrows. It has since been approved for other wrinkles. BOTOX has also been approved for many years for a variety of non-cosmetic indications, such as treatment of headaches and eye spasms.

How does BOTOX work?

Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by sun exposure and free radicals; certain signs of aging called dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated contractions of facial muscles. BOTOX Cosmetic softens these wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles, temporarily reducing muscle activity and enabling the wrinkles to smooth away.

What improvements does BOTOX provide?

Dr. Schrader uses BOTOX to treat the following signs of aging:

  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes
  • Sagging at the outer corners of the eyebrows

Combining BOTOX treatments with JUVÉDERM® XC or another injectable filler can give you even more impressive results by addressing additional signs of aging such smile lines (nasolabial folds) in the same visit.

Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Choosing a good facial plastic surgeon ensures that you have found a physician who:

  • Is trained and experienced in all facial plastic surgery procedures
  • Operates only in accredited medical facilities
  • Adheres to a strict code of ethics
  • Is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Dr. Schrader has more than 10 years of experience, including more than 6 years in private practice in Princeton, and has performed hundreds cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX treatments.

How are BOTOX treatments performed?

We perform BOTOX treatments right in our office using a short, thin needle so there is little discomfort. The series of quick injections takes only about 10 to 15 minutes.

What should I expect after a BOTOX treatment?

A significant reason BOTOX is so popular is because there is no required downtime; you may return to your regular routine right after your treatment. For the first few hours after your injections, we recommend avoiding exercise, keeping your head upright, and being careful not to touch or rub treated areas.

When will I see improvement after a BOTOX treatment?

While injectable filler results are immediate, it takes a bit of time for BOTOX to take effect. Within 3 to 5 days, treated areas will gradually begin to relax and smooth out. Most patients notice continued improvement for 1 to 2 weeks.

How long will my results last?

Results typically last 3 to 4 months after an initial BOTOX treatment. You can maintain your rested look with regular maintenance treatments. If you allow the muscles start working again, the lines will gradually return.