If you're bothered by frown lines between your brows, furrows on your forehead and “Crow's feet” wrinkles by your eyes, Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates offers BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. Patients are aware that ophthalmologists are trained in procedures in and around the eye and seek them out to help restore a refreshed appearance.
These lines around the eyes can often lead to an involuntary appearance of tiredness, anger and even premature aging. Botox® is the world's number one doctor-administered facial cosmetic procedure because it is quick, easy, and affordable. Many people have traveled to neighboring countries to receive Botox®. Now, Botox® Cosmetic is available at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates and is used discretely by many people that you know, men and women alike.
“We were receiving a growing number of requests for Botox® Cosmetic. We pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of technology and services, and in providing our clients with the services they request, so this fits naturally with Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates' objective. We're fortunate to have Dr. Omar Almallah, who is listed in ‘Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists' here to administer Botox. He is known for his gentle touch and his ability to put people at ease."
What Is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is a doctor administered non-surgical facial procedure. In fact, it is the world's number one cosmetic procedure. It involves placement of Botox®, a purified protein, into selected muscles to improve facial lines and wrinkles. Botox® works by preventing contraction of muscles. With the muscles relaxed, the overlying lines and wrinkles of the face become less prominent and in many cases, disappear. It is used by millions of people around the world to improve appearance.
History of Botox® Treatment
The first doctors to discover and use Botox® were ophthalmologists. Botox® is a purified protein made by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. Botox® prevents contraction of muscles, and was first approved by the FDA in the 1990's to treat certain medical conditions caused by overactive muscles. These included: debilitating eyelid spasms, crossed eyes, and even headaches. While ophthalmologists were using Botox® for these purposes, many patients began to notice that the lines and wrinkles around their eyes were decreasing. This led to the approval in 2002 by the FDA of Botox® for cosmetic uses.
Which Types Of Wrinkles Can Botox® Treat?
There are two types of wrinkles or facial lines. One type is related to loss of skin elasticity. The second type, called “dynamic” lines, is caused by repeated muscle movement. Botox® is used to diminish these dynamic lines. There are three regions around the eyes where dynamic lines form.
Frown lines: The first region where dynamic wrinkles form is the vertical furrows between the eyes. These lines occur because we furrow our brows when we are concentrating or expressing anger or hostility. Over time, these lines can exist with no such intent. These are commonly called “thinking lines” or “frown lines.”
Brow lines: The second region is the horizontal lines across the forehead, known as “brow lines.” You can see these lines across your forehead by raising your eyebrows.
Crow's feet: And the third region where dynamic lines form is at the corner of the eyes, near the temples. These are known as “crows' feet,” and are accentuated by squinting.
By preventing the contraction of the underlying muscles, Botox® smoothens and decreases the appearance of these stubborn dynamic lines, resulting in a refreshed natural look.
Who Should Consider Botox®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is used by millions of people around the world from all walks of life. Most BOTOX® Cosmetic users are in their 30's and older and use BOTOX® Cosmetic to soften the furrows between the brows to avoid an appearance of unintended anger or hostility and to regain a refreshed look. Other BOTOX® Cosmetic users smooth the forehead lines and the “crow's feet” lines at the corners of the eyes with injections to the appropriate muscles. Both women and men use BOTOX® Cosmetic. Some like to use Botox regularly a few times a year, while others use it as preparation for important occasions like a jury trial, a wedding, a party, holiday, birthday or other special event.
Who Should Not Use Botox®?
Botox® should not be used in people with certain neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis, ALS and Eaton-Lambert syndrome. Anyone with an allergy to any of the components of the formulation should not receive Botox®. Botox® is best avoided during pregnancy or while nursing.
Who Can Administer Botox® Injections?
Ophthalmologists, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons are the physicians who most commonly administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. These specialists are particularly qualified because of their intimate familiarity with the eyelid, brow and facial regions.
Results After Botox® Cosmetic
You will begin to see improvement within a few days, as the Botox® relaxes the muscles. Improvement can continue for up to one month. The effects can last up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the appearance of your lines gradually returns to the way they looked before treatment.
Will My Facial Expressions Continue to Look Natural?
Although the results are visible, and can dramatically improve your appearance, Botox® will not radically change your facial characteristics or make you look as if you've “had work done.” The muscle activity is reduced, causing the lines and furrows to decrease.
Is Botox® Affordable?
One of the reasons for Botox®'s popularity is that it's quite affordable. Treatments can be as low as a couple of hundred dollars for a region. Like other appearance related investments such as hair coloring or make-up, the value is related to your personal expectations.
Is Treatment with Botox® Painful?
Botox® Cosmetic is administered by placing a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause those persistent lines. There is usually very little discomfort. Before the injection, the area will be numbed with cold packs or an anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes, and you're on your way back to your regular activities.
Possible Side Effects of Botox® Cosmetic
The most common side effect is mild localized swelling for a few hours after the injection. In some cases, bruising may be associated with the injection.
Schedule Your BOTOX Consultation
Contact Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates to schedule a consultation for Botox® with Dr. Omar Almallah by calling 732-349-5622 today. We serve patients in Ocean County and Monmouth County at our offices in Toms River, Barnegat, Brick, and Manalapan Township, New Jersey.