For patients in Woodbury, New Jersey, with bothersome wrinkles or fine lines, neuromodulators are often the best choice. Botox and Xeomin are also effective in the treatment of headaches and spasms. Friedberg Eye Associates offers neuromodulator or neurotoxin treatments to patients who want to improve the appearance of their skin or eliminate symptoms.
Botox or Xeomin are injectable treatments used cosmetically by Dr. Andrea Friedberg to smooth out frown lines, forehead lines and crows feet. They can be used functionally for blepharospasm and facial spasm, headaches and many other symptoms. In some patients, Botox or Xeomin treatments may be used for fine lines and wrinkles in other locations as well.
Botox contains small amounts of a highly-purified protein that has been isolated from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. This protein relaxes the muscles that cause certain wrinkles and fine lines, thus making the patient appear more relaxed and youthful. Botox can also relax muscles in spasm and prevent or reduce the occurrence of migraine headaches.
Botox or Xeomin are ideal for patients who are bothered by fine lines and wrinkles. Although Botox can dramatically improve the appearance of these lines, it won’t provide the same results as a facelift. Thus, it may not be the best choice for patients who want to make significant changes to their face.
Treatment with Botox doesn’t cause significant pain. Most patients who receive this treatment report that the injections feel like a small pinch. Dr. Andrea Friedberg at Friedberg Eye Associates apply specially formulated topical creams to reduce discomfort during this procedure, and use the smallest injectable manufactured.
Following the procedure, patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately.
Although neuromodulators are generally considered safe, they may cause side effects and complications for some patients. Some of the most common side effects include drooping eyelids, swelling, and bruising. All of these side effects are temporary.
The results of Botox or Xeomin treatment usually appear within 3-10 days. For most patients, the results will last for up to 4-6 months or more. When fine lines and wrinkles return or other symptoms return, patients can have another Botox or Xeomin treatment.