More than 6 million Botox procedures are performed each year in the United States to improve facial appearance and stave off signs of aging. At Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC, Dr. Aruna Chakrala performs Botox injections at the practice’s two office locations, in Plainsboro Township and Monroe Township, New Jersey. Using Botox to combat wrinkles is one of Dr. Chakrala’s areas of expertise. If you’re interested in how Botox can help give you a more youthful glow, call or use the online booking tool and set up a consultation today.
A Botox injection is an anti-aging procedure that smooths wrinkles and facial creases. Your wrinkles and other signs of aging become less pronounced, so you can enjoy a more youthful appearance. Botox is short for botulinum toxin, a protein used to weaken facial muscles for anti-aging purposes.
A Botox procedure involves injecting you with a toxin, but don’t let that alarm you. Botox affects the nerve impulses of the targeted facial muscles and “freezes” them. This process, which limits the contractions of your facial muscles, eliminates wrinkles and prevents additional ones from forming.
Dr. Chakrala assesses your facial structure and age lines to determine the correct dosage. During treatment, she targets the facial muscles that contract excessively, like the ones around your eyebrows, and cause wrinkles to form. To achieve optimal results from this simple procedure, she may recommend ongoing Botox treatments — because a single injection isn’t a permanent fix.
You will notice results within three days of your Botox treatment — up to one week at the most. Those results will last for four to six months, at which point you may decide to schedule additional treatments. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles and desired results, Dr. Chakrala recommends how often you should come in to receive Botox injections.
Botox injections might be a good solution if you have moderate to severe wrinkles between your eyes or on your forehead or neck. Dr. Chakrala reviews your medical history and evaluates your overall health to ensure you’re a good candidate Botox treatment. As long as you don’t have a history of neuromuscular diseases and aren’t pregnant, Botox may be right for you.
When an experienced professional like Dr. Chakrala performs your Botox injections, the procedure is simple and safe. When you come in for a consultation, she discusses the rare but potential side effects. Call or use the online booking tool today to set up an appointment with Dr. Chakrala.