Dental Arts of Hoboken
Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentists located in Hoboken, NJ
As you age, your face begins to lose its elasticity because of your repeated facial expressions which contribute to wrinkling of the face. Skilled cosmetic dentist Michael Moawad, DMD, at Dental Arts of Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey, can help increase the tightness of your skin and eliminate wrinkles through the use of Botox. In addition, Dr. Moawad uses Botox® to help alleviate facial pain and help you regain your physical well-being. To learn more about Botox treatments, call or book your appointment online today.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable muscle relaxer which treats and prevents facial wrinkles from forming, in turn helping you to retain or regain a youthful appearance. It temporarily blocks nerve signals and muscle contractions which can also help eliminate facial pain associated with migraines or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Dr. Moawad uses the FDA-approved Botox to treat and alleviate cosmetic and medical issues, including:
- Eliminating wrinkles
- Reducing crow’s feet
- Improving skin’s elasticity
- Increasing elastin and collagen
- Treating temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Reducing migraine pain
Botox is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects of facial wrinkles. However, it also enhances one’s quality of life by helping to eliminate facial pain through the use of Botox targeting the affected facial areas.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Before the treatment, Dr. Moawad and his team can apply a local anesthetic cream or ice around the injectable area to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment.
Following this, Dr. Moawad customizes your entire treatment by inserting a very fine needle into your skin or muscles to inject the Botox. He is careful to only use the necessary number of injections needed to achieve the most natural-looking results.
What can I expect after receiving Botox?
The treatment is relatively quick lasting only 10-15 minutes. Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, you can resume your normal daily activities right afterward. Do your best not to rub or massage the treated areas for a few hours as this can cause the toxin to migrate to another area of your face.
Although rare, side effects may occur and include minimal swelling, redness, or the formation of tiny bumps under the skin at the site of injection.
You will see optimal results a within one to two weeks after treatment. Because the effects tend to last three to six months, you will need ongoing injections every few months to maintain your optimal look and increase the effects of the Botox.
For a minimally invasive and quick way to increase your self-confidence by eliminating wrinkles, make sure to call Dental Arts of Hoboken today or schedule an appointment online.