Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group offers BOTOX® injections for facial rejuvenation and for migraine relief. Treatment can help your skin look younger and smoother as well as prevent chronic pain related to migraine headaches. Our practice provides a private, professional, and welcoming environment, allowing Somerset and Hunterdon County patients to feel completely at ease as they receive care.
What Is BOTOX?
Certain signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles in the eye and forehead area, are the result of active facial muscles. BOTOX is an FDA-approved solution that, when injected into these facial muscles, causes them to relax temporarily. As a result:
- Lines and wrinkles smoothen out and become less noticeable.
- Patients should see effects starting 48 hours after treatment, and reach full effect at 2 weeks.
- The effects can last up to four months.
- Patients enjoy aesthetic benefits without the inconvenience, expense, and downtime of surgery.
Because of the way that BOTOX works, our doctors can also use the medication to treat chronic migraines. Typically, this approach is appropriate for patients who experience more than 15 days with migraines per month. Treatment is fast and non-invasive, and patients can have the procedure in either of our Somerset County or Hunterdon County offices.
Why Patients Choose Our Practice for BOTOX
Your experience with treatment and the results that you can expect from BOTOX depend on the skill and expertise of your provider. Patients rely on Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group for both of these reasons.
The doctor who performs your BOTOX treatment will be a specialist in oral and maxillofacial procedures and an expert in facial aesthetics. This professional will have:
- Years of training in face, head, and neck procedures.
- A comprehensive understanding of facial musculature.
- Daily practice in the use of injections.
This background promotes a more comfortable patient visit, highly accurate and efficient treatment, and careful dosing that should provide cosmetic results without inhibiting natural expression.
Options With BOTOX
During your initial consultation at our offices in Somerset or Hunterdon County, your doctor will collaborate with you to identify the areas of concern you want to target. Some of the most common conditions we treat include:
Crow’s feet. The area around the outer corner of your eyes may develop fine lines and wrinkles, which may appear more prevalent when you smile or squint. Your doctor can inject BOTOX in this area to reduce muscle activity while allowing you to still have natural expression. The result should be smoother and more youthful features.
Frown lines. Lines and furrows may develop along your forehead, deepening as your brow rises in the course of natural movement. Your doctors can administer BOTOX to diminish the appearance of these lines.
Migraine headaches. In addition to BOTOX’s use for cosmetic purposes, our practice also treats Somerset and Hunterdon County patients for chronic migraine pain. This approach can prevent migraines before they even start, helping you enjoy a better quality of life.
BOTOX for Facial Rejuvenation
If you have come to Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group for facial rejuvenation, your doctor will spend time during your consultation discussing the areas you would like to address and the goals that you want to accomplish. BOTOX can be an effective treatment for temporarily reducing dynamic wrinkles: wrinkles that appear as the result of muscle contractions. It can also help prevent these wrinkles from deepening over time.
Once your doctor determines that you are a good candidate for BOTOX, you may be able to receive treatment on the same day as your initial consultation. Treatments take about 15 minutes in all.
BOTOX patients typically require no downtime. Following your procedure, you may want to use ice to numb the treated area and to reduce any redness or swelling that may develop. However, you can resume normal activities immediately after your visit. Many Somerset and Hunterdon County patients come to our offices on their lunch break, get treated with BOTOX, and then head back to work afterward.
The cosmetic improvement that you see with BOTOX can last up to four months. After this time, you can return to Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group for retreatment. Your doctor and our staff will be available and accessible to you after your appointment; if you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to get in touch with us.
BOTOX for Migraine Headaches
BOTOX injections to treat migraines are intended for adults who have 15 or more days each month with headaches lasting four or more hours each day. If you are exploring BOTOX for this purpose, your doctor will spend time during your initial consultation reviewing your medical history and learning about the migraines that you have been having.
A thorough discussion of your health and any past treatments that you may have received will help your doctor determine if BOTOX is right for you. The appointment is also your opportunity to ask questions about treatment, the process, and the type of results you can expect.
Once you decide to move forward:
- Your doctor will make a series of BOTOX injections around the head and neck. This is a non-invasive process that takes about 15 minutes.
- Some of our Somerset and Hunterdon County patients begin feeling migraine relief within four weeks of the first treatment.
- After two treatments, BOTOX may prevent up to nine headache days each month.
- Your doctor can talk with you about a schedule for retreatment based on your needs. Patients typically return to our office every 12 weeks to extend the benefits they have experienced.
Whether your goal is to diminish signs of aging or to reduce migraine discomfort and improve your quality of life, we invite you to learn more about treatment with BOTOX. Contact any of our offices in Somerset County or Hunterdon County for a consultation.