Everything You Need to Know About Botox

 In Aesthetics, Blog, Botox

Who would have thought that smiling could one day make you frown? Laughing can form wrinkles that will affect your appearance. This is because the muscles underneath the skin are constantly being contracted and relaxed causing physical changes to the surface features. Frown lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet are examples of how facial expressions cause wrinkles over time. Fortunately, today we have Botox Cosmetic. The procedure has rapidly become the most popular cosmetic treatment available.

How does Botox work?

Botox is derived from Clostridium botulinum. The Botulinum toxin is used to reduce those irritating fine lines and wrinkles. It targets the muscles underneath the skin. The nerves will begin to release a neurotransmitter which will communicate with other nerves to contract. The muscles will now begin to become less stiff and rigid. Read on to learn some of the reasons people love Botox.

Non-Surgical Solution to Lines and Wrinkles

Botox Cosmetic is a minimally invasive procedure that can diminish the looks of wrinkles on the forehead, neck, and around the mouth. The skin will begin to contract and present a smoother facial appearance.

Migraine Treatment

A benefit to the Botox Cosmetic treatments is the effect of migraine relief. The specific reasoning of this benefit remains unknown. It is believed that in the process of the nerves releasing neurotransmitters, the sensory nerves are not receiving the pain messages from the brain. For those who suffer excruciating headaches and migraines, Botox can often provide double the benefits for you.


As we age, our brows begin to fall lower. The stresses of everyday routines and worries can wear your brows down as well. Botox can actually help to raise the eyebrows. This will make you look less tired and present a more youthful appearance.

Excessive Sweating

Ever deal with the embarrassing problem of sweating? It’s natural for the body to sweat but it can be unwelcomed at times. Whether the sweat is coming through your work clothes or running down your face, Botox Cosmetic treatment can lessen the amount of sweat produced by your body.

How can Botox Cosmetic treatments prevent sweating? The toxin released in the treatment acts as a buffer between the nerves and sweat glands, and the glands will not receive the signals to sweat.


Botox is typically performed through injection. A proper examination by a professional will determine how much Botox will be administered. The examination will also determine how many treatments will be required to achieve the most benefits and the best results.


The procedure for Botox is comprised of small increments over time. After injection it will be difficult to notice an immediate effect. The results will begin to take shape about 3 to 7 days after the initial injection. There have been cases however, where the effects are not noticed until 14 days later.

After the procedure, the patient must avoid lying down and exercising for about 24 hours because these actions cause the muscles to relax. The results are not permanent and last for an average of 4 months. Follow-up injections are recommended to keep the benefits maximized and long-lasting.


Botox is not painful. When the injection is administered, there may be a slight pinch to the insertion area. In some cases there may be a bruise to the skin that has been targeted, which vanishes over time.

Who to Trust

Whether you are convinced that Botox Cosmetic treatment is right for you or if you are still unsure, reach out to a professional who can perform the procedure. Ask if there is a before and after album to view, to create a peace of mind that the professional knows how to do the procedure.

At Vive, we offer Botox Cosmetic. Take a look at our gallery. Dr. Pinto will provide a consultation of how much Botox Cosmetic treatment will be required for you. We offer competitive pricing for Botox in South Jersey and we know you will be satisfied with not only our pricing, but our results.

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