Natural-looking and moving Botox results are our specialty.
These days, you can get your Botox treatments all over New Jersey from the dentist, the gynecologist, or even when you take the kids for a check-up at your family practitioner.
Botox practices vary widely in quality and experience levels, and there is no one-size-fits-all Botox treatment. You’ve probably seen or heard of some of the horror stories out there of frozen faces due to low-quality treatments, but at Reflections Center, we guarantee quality results and peace of mind. We consistently rank as a top 250 level injector in the nation.
All of the cosmetic physicians at Reflections perform thousands of treatments annually and are highly skilled at the art of creating natural results with Botox by using a delicate balance of technique and their eye for beauty. To find out more about Botox, please contact Reflections Center to schedule a complimentary consultation.
“When my daughter kept asking why I looked mad all the time, I got Botox on my forehead to ease the deep furrows between my eyebrows. Now I no longer look like I am constantly frowning. What I especially like is that I never look “done”. Dr. Chasin has a good eye and a light hand. People have commented lately that I’m looking good, but they can’t put their finger on exactly what it is.”
– Diane H. of Newark, NJ on Yelp
- 1 About Botox
- 2 How Does Botox Work?
- 3 Treatment Areas
- 4 Botox For Hyperhidrosis
- 5 Consultation
- 6 Treatment Process
- 7 Results
- 8 Complementing Treatments
- 9 What Botox treatments does Reflections Center offer?
- 10 What qualifications do the doctors at Reflections hold for injecting Botox?
- 11 Why Choose Reflections Center?
- 12 Pricing
- 13 Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Botox is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment that can help to reduce the look of dynamic lines and wrinkles. These lines and wrinkles can be a result of sun exposure, age, or genetics1. When considering Botox injections, it is essential to choose a highly trained physician to ensure optimal results.
Just because a physician is offering Botox, doesn’t mean they’re an expert injector. The experience and expertise of an injector are what really matters when choosing a Botox provider. It can make the difference between looking naturally rested and youthful, and having your brows arching higher than desired, or feeling as though your facial expressions have been frozen away.
At Reflections, our highly skilled physicians have performed tens of thousands of Botox injections, and we are one of the leading providers of Botox in the United States. Our physicians have extensive training in the use of Botox and even teach other physicians and use advanced techniques to achieve the best and most long-lasting results.
Our goal is always the same, to make our patients look youthful and rested but completely natural. We can do this because we understand the nuances of your facial muscles and how they’ll react to the correct amount of Botox placed in precisely the right spot. Everyone’s anatomy is slightly different, and choosing an experienced provider who can customize the treatment to your exact needs makes a world of difference.
How Does Botox Work?
As we age, repetitive facial movements such as frowning and squinting cause lines and creases that stick around. Patients from all across New Jersey complain that people ask them if they are tired, worried, or angry – even when they’re feeling great. This is a common concern for both men and women, but not to worry- Botox is the solution!
Botox is made up of a specific brand of a protein that helps overactive muscles to relax2. By relaxing overactive muscles and preventing repetitive motions, Botox allows the wrinkled skin to repair itself and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles3.
No other procedure can duplicate the positive effects of Botox. In the experienced hands of the cosmetic physicians here at Reflections Center, this treatment is transformative. Botox injections are the most popular aesthetic procedure in the world today4, with millions of treatments done each year. This proven cosmetic solution will make you look refreshed, revitalized, and younger in no time at all.
At Reflections, we use Botox to treat various areas, such as:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Worry lines
- Under-eye lines
- Vertical lipstick lines
- Gummy smile
- Peach-pit chin (dimpling and wrinkling on the chin)
- Jaw slimming (reduction of overly square jaw and TMJ treatment)
- Bunny lines (on your nose)
- Overly active sweat glands
We work with each patient to understand your goals for treatment and to maximize the effect. For most patients, we find early treatments with Botox center around prevention of aging, appearing younger, and contouring the face, whereas for patients who are in their mid-forties and beyond, treatment often focuses not so much around looking 20 forever, as looking really good for their age, and perhaps several years younger than they are. These distinctly different goals often lead to very different treatment plans, but the result is always kept conservative and natural by our experienced injectors.
Botox For Hyperhidrosis
An exciting development in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is the injection of Botox, or botulinum toxin, an FDA-approved natural, purified protein. Botox can disable the sweat glands for six to nine months, and sometimes longer, and helps you regain a normal life free of the stress and anxiety associated with excessive sweating. Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.
The positive effect of these treatments lasts typically at least six months. Botox has been available for over a decade and has been used to treat more than one million patients with various conditions, including spasticity, movement disorders, and facial wrinkles. With FDA approval, the United States joins more than 20 other countries that have already approved the use of Botox for excessive sweating. The use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of hyperhidrosis is most effective when performed by a cosmetic physician who has received specialized training and experience with this particular Botox procedure.
New Jersey area patients can schedule a consultation at Reflections Center and achieve a younger, smoother, wrinkle-free appearance today. Even though our Botox treatments are premium quality, our experience level gives us the ability to treat you on the same day of your consultation.
Consultations are always free with Botox. During your appointment, you’ll meet with one the physicians and discuss your goals and the areas that bother you most. A customized treatment plan is created, and you can be in and out of our office within an hour. To schedule your complimentary consultation today, please contact our office.
Botox injections require a delicate touch and accuracy, so we at the Reflections Center make use of every tool we have available to ensure the best results. Employing the Accuvein vein visualizing technology, we’re able to accurately map sensitive areas to avoid bruising and deliver the injection with precision.
In the infrequent situation where a bruise does appear, we offer complimentary laser treatments to expedite bruise healing. Botulinum toxin injections are quick taking about 5-15 minutes to complete the actual treatment and don’t require you to take any time off from work, social outings, or working out.
Our practice uses tiny specialized needles for Botox injections, making the process very comfortable. No anesthesia (numbing) is required, and downtime is not expected afterward. Bruising and swelling lasting longer than a few hours is uncommon.
Botox is a wrinkle relaxer that works to reduce some of the repetitive facial expressions that cause wrinkles to form. In the hands of skilled injectors, you should expect to still have natural movement and facial expressions, just with slightly less intensity. This effect helps protect the skin from the damage of frequent creasing and crinkling that cause wrinkles to form.
For the treatment of hyperhidrosis, a very fine needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox just under the skin near the sweat glands responsible for excessive perspiration. Multiple injections are given based on the physician’s assessment of the treatment area. Shortly after the injections, your sweating problems fade away.
After only one treatment, our patients realize Botox is not merely about treating lines and wrinkles it is much more than that. Botox therapy can gently reshape and lift the brows, and open the eyes, giving you a refreshed and naturally youthful appearance. These amazing results create a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
The results of Botox have been clinically proven to be fully effective for 3 months5 in new patients. However, there is an anecdotal consensus among cosmetic surgeons that longevity usually increases with each additional treatment. It is best to have the next treatment before the effects of the last treatment fully wear off6. That way, the muscles never get a chance to fully recover and your smoother, more youthful complexion can be maintained.
Friends and family members will remark that you look terrific, but won’t know exactly what has changed!
In addition to Botox, there are two other botulinum toxins on the market today, Dysport and Xeomin. At Reflections, we have found that Botox provides the best results for the vast majority of our patients. However, every patient is different, and our physicians have the resources and expertise to use these other agents when the situation calls for it.
Our AquaGold Fine Touch system is a technique we offer to those looking for a better, more complete facial rejuvenation. With our microneedling infusion method, we offer MicroBotox and MicroRejuve.
MicroBotox is an option for patients who are concerned about oily skin, fine lines and large pores. Oily skin is a result of overactive sebaceous glands, which are glands in the skin that secrete oils to keep skin and hair lubricated. In some people, these glands can be set to overdrive which leaves your skin looking shiny and your pores prone to buildup.
MicroBotox is a new injectable that can be combined with your Botox treatment to reduce the appearance of oily skin and shrinks large pores. This is a high-precision injectable that was developed on the foundation of Botox but specialized to target overactive pores. The injection is incredibly accurate, only affecting sebaceous glands, causing them to shrink and significantly reduce activity. MicroBotox eliminates oily skin, gives you a smoother overall face and does not unnecessarily effect nearby facial muscles.
MicroRejuve is a dual treatment of Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers delivered through the Aquagold System. The combination of Botox and dermal fillers is a one-two punch against the development of future wrinkles and the elimination of current fine lines and wrinkles.
What Botox treatments does Reflections Center offer?
Despite its reputation as an effective cosmetic treatment, Botox has many different uses. It is primarily used to prevent movement-based wrinkles in the face, which most commonly include frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, lipstick lines, and many other wrinkles or folds that are caused by a lifetime of muscle movement. By relaxing these muscles and preventing them from returning to their wrinkle-causing position, it can smooth the face and prevent wrinkles and lines from deepening. It can also create drastic results if your face naturally appears angry or tired due to a furrowed brow or frown lines.
Sometimes, however, we can reduce the effect of one muscle, and in doing so, allow another muscle pulling in the opposite direction to overpower it, creating a desired change within the face. Some good examples of this are a botox browlift or a pouty lip roll-out.
We also use small amounts of Botox to relax overactive muscles, even when they aren’t causing wrinkles, to create a sense of harmony and balance within the face. For example, we use Botox to relax and balance overly gummy smiles and jaw-clenching that often leads to a square, masculine jaw in female patients (sometimes the result of TMJ, this has been popularly called “facial slimming” in the media). Patients with bells palsy and other muscle asymmetries8 may also benefit from these types of injections.
Botox is classified as a neuromodulator, meaning it can also effectively treat medical conditions caused by unwanted muscle movements, cramps, or spasms by blocking the receptors that receive movement signals from the brain. These conditions can include migraines, hyperhidrosis, overactive pores, redness, unfavorable skin texture, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder). Hyperhidrosis treatment with Botox can be especially effective because it can completely disable the sweat glands on patients who suffer from severe sweating.
We offer many different options for Botox treatment, and during your consultation, our expert providers at Reflections Center can determine whether Botox might be an option for you, for both your cosmetic and medical needs.
What qualifications do the doctors at Reflections hold for injecting Botox?
The experience and knowledge of an injector are the #1 predictors of the outcome of any injectable procedure. The problem is, it can be very difficult for a patient to accurately discern these things when selecting their provider.
First of all, it’s helpful to know that board certification in no way qualifies these things about any provider. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons typically do not receive training in cosmetic injectable procedures as part of their school or professional training. That leaves all providers seeking out their own training for how to inject patients. For some doctors, this means a weekend course. The best injectors know their learning is never complete and actively seek to be a part of the community of injectors by exchanging ideas and techniques with other top physicians.
Now, there are some objective ways to gauge a provider’s skill level. One way is to carefully study their before and after gallery. Skilled doctors not only provide ample examples of their work, but a wide variety of injection techniques on a wide variety of ages, genders, and types of patients.
When it comes to experience, you can seek out reviews and awards to accurately gauge how long a provider has been injecting and how many patients they’ve seen. For example, long-standing providers should have older reviews, and will often have reviews where patients say things like, “I’ve been coming here for 15 years and wouldn’t trust anyone else.” Awards are also issued by Allergan and Galderma to the top practices. These awards tell you who is buying the most products from these companies, and presumably injecting the most (as it would be prohibitively expensive not to be injecting everything you purchase). For Allergan, makers of Botox, Juvederm, and Voluma, the top distinction used to be Diamond but has changed names to Top 250. Our practice has been Diamond or Top 250 for nearly 7 years now.
Why Choose Reflections Center?
Inexperienced practitioners like dentists and other doctors who don’t specialize in Botox injections have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications8, due to their lack of knowledge and skill. One of the most common complaints we hear from patients who have seen other doctors is overtreatment – with too much Botox being injected into the skin, resulting in drooping eyelids, sagging brows, or a frozen forehead.
The physicians at Reflections perform Botox injections all day long and believe in a less-is-more approach. This has led to many happy, natural-looking patients, who appear younger and revitalized but are still fully expressive9. It has also created a loyal patient following who realize that all Botox providers are NOT created equal!
In general, Botox is priced at $16 per unit at our practice. The number of units used is highly individual, but injections for wrinkles typically range from $250 to 650. Hyperhidrosis and migraine treatments require more Botox, and are thus, more expensive. Botox for lip lines, lip flip, and Gummy smiles are the most affordable, typically ranging between $50 to 200.
Because we value our loyal patients, Reflections Center offers a Reflections Rewards Plus Program, which includes Brilliant Distinctions enrollment in addition to our own exclusive rewards program, so you receive not only the amazing rebates and coupons from the manufacturer of Botox, but also earn points which can be redeemed for nearly any service at our practices.
Experience the best of Botox at Reflections. With Reflections approach to Botox you will look and feel years younger. We promise natural-looking results that you’ll love!
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BOTOX?
Side effects and complications are very uncommon at our practice, due to our highly skilled and experienced physician injectors. The most commonly reported are a temporary decrease in brow height or an asymmetry in the brow. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and bleeding/bruising have been reported nationally, but these effects extremely rare among our patients.
When your question has been answered, please flair your post.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?
Botox is one of the common injectables that is used in a wide range of medical and cosmetic applications. It is a safe, flexible and non invasive procedure that is becoming increasingly popular. The treatment can take effect as soon as 3 to 5 days after the treatment, with the final results becoming visible after about 2 weeks.
For first time users of Botox injections, it is important to understand that the first treatment may not lead to optimal and long lasting results. After multiple treatment sessions, your muscles get conditioned and respond well to Botox injections. With each session, the results will begin to last longer since your muscles can be trained to make less or smaller movements when emoting. When used for cosmetic purposes, results from Botox injections may last from 4 to 6 months. However, after your first treatment, you may need a touch up session within 3 months itself.
Some of the factors that contribute to how long your Botox injections last include:
· How much the product is diluted
· The targeted area
· The dosage of Botox units used
· Your age
When the wrinkles on your skin are etched too deeply or when Botox injections are used on aged patients, Botox may not smoothe wrinkles as expected. You must always consult a trained cosmetic physician before choosing a treatment to receive optimal results.
HOW MUCH IS BOTOX?
Botox has several uses but is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes. Since it is a neuromodulator, it blocks the nerve signals to your muscles temporarily. This is used effectively in the cosmetic industry to give you a wrinkle-free facial appearance. A lifetime of muscle movement gives you a tired or angry look when the furrows on your brow or the laugh lines around your lips deepen. Botox reduces these lines, taking years off your appearance. You can get help with excessive sweating and migraines as well at a Botox center.
If you are wondering how much Botox near me costs, you must understand that it depends on your individual treatment requirement. Botox usually costs $16 per unit and when used for your facial wrinkles and lines, the treatment will typically be about $250 to $600. An experienced cosmetic physician will give you the best results since they know how much and where to administer it. Physicians with good knowledge of the neuromodulator use small amounts in different muscles that are overactive to ensure a harmony is created in your face. This is what differs the natural results from that ‘pulled’ appearance some people end up with after their Botox treatment. This is why you must ensure that your focus remains on seeing a good injector rather than the cost at the Botox center you visit.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX TAKE TO WORK?
Botox is a minimally-invasive rejuvenation procedure that aims to reduce the dynamic lines and wrinkles in the upper face. However, it’s important to choose a trained cosmetic physician to administer Botox to ensure you get your desired results. With age, repetitive facial movements like squinting and frowning can cause creases and lines on your face that can make you look angrier or more tired than you feel. Botox treatment helps relax your active facial muscles, allowing the wrinkled skin to repair itself and smooth out lines. It’s an effective treatment for moderate to severe frown lines, as well as crow’s feet near the eyes.
In comparison to other invasive methods for facial rejuvenation, your Botox treatment will only take a few minutes. Fine needles are used to inject Botox into your facial muscles and, contrary to popular belief, every wrinkle does not have to be separately treated. Botox is primarily a neuromodulator that temporarily blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles, allowing them to relax. This is what smooths out lines and creases formed by muscular movement over time.
Botox is a safe treatment approved by the FDA, as long as it is administered by an injector who has sufficient experience and the expertise to achieve good results by customizing the amount and area of treatment for specific patients. Your success with Botox depends on the clinical condition, dosage of Botox, and the frequency of treatment. Your Botox treatment will usually show results within 24 hours and you will see its maximum effects within 30 days after your procedure. With repeated treatment sessions, your response to Botox also improves. Mostly, the results achieved from Botox last for around 3 to 6 months, after which you can opt for additional treatments to maintain your results.
HOW MANY UNITS OF BOTOX ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOREHEAD?
Botox is a neuromodulator that is used for facial rejuvenation, among several other uses. It temporarily blocks the nerve signals to your facial muscles, smoothing out fine lines, creases, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. In order to get optimal results, it is imperative that you consult an experienced cosmetic physician or injector who is aware of the right dosage of Botox to be used.
One of the most common areas for rejuvenation using Botox is the forehead. Over years, constant frowning or squinting leaves deep creases in the forehead and, unfortunately, it can cause you to look constantly angry or tired. Patients wanting to correct this are usually concerned with how many units of Botox are required for forehead rejuvenation, and this is because Botox is priced per unit and, on average, it costs between $15 to 20.
There are two kinds of forehead lines you might be experiencing. The glabellar region, or vertical lines commonly called ‘11s’, on your forehead may need about 20 to 35 units, depending on their severity. You could be looking for correction of the frontalis muscle, which leads to horizontal lines on your forehead, which requires about 6 to 20 units. This means if you get about 20 units in your forehead, it will cost you between $200 to $300.
Your effects from Botox treatment will last for about 3 to 6 months and, as the muscle movement returns gradually, the wrinkles and lines will begin to return as well. You will require additional treatment for retaining your results. With time and repeated treatments, you will find that the severity of the lines on your forehead begins to decrease. This allows you to enjoy your facial rejuvenation for a longer period.
HOW LONG AFTER BOTOX CAN I WORK OUT?
There is not a very long recovery period for Botox. The first day is the most important as the Botox starts to take effect. After Botox is injected, the proteins start to diffuse in the treated area. Strenuous activity increases blood pressure and may make bruising more pronounced, so if you notice a bruise forming, we recommend skipping working out for that day.
The only restriction you need to worry about after Botox injections is not to rub the treated areas for at least 90 minutes. We also recommend you don’t apply makeup over the injection sites, or really touch them, for at least a few minutes (while the wound is still open).
WHAT ARE THE USES OF BOTOX?
Because Botox works by blocking chemical signals to muscles and glands, it can also be useful in treating conditions like migraines or hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). In cosmetic uses, Botox can effectively relax wrinkles, folds, and neck bands.
- Felber ES (October 2006). “Botulinum toxin in primary care medicine”. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 106 (10): 609–14. PMID 17122031
- “Allergan Receives FDA Approval for First-of-Its-Kind, Fully in vitro, Cell-Based Assay for Botox and Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA)“. Allergan. 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011
- Small R (August 2014). “Botulinum toxin injection for facial wrinkles”. American Family Physician. 90 (3): 168–75. PMID 25077722
- “New plastic surgery statistics reveal trends toward body enhancement“. Plastic Surgery. 11 March 2019. Archived from the original on 12 March 2019
- J.Alastair Carruthers, MD<sup>a</sup>, Nicholas J. Lowe, MD<sup>b</sup>, M.Alan Menter, MD<sup>c</sup>, John Gibson, MD<sup>d</sup>, Marian Nordquist, MBA<sup>d</sup>, Julie Mordaunt, MS<sup>d</sup>, Patricia Walker, MD<sup>d</sup>, Nina Eadie, MBA<sup>d</sup>, <a href=”http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(02)00003-8/abstract“>A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of glabellar lines</a> The Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology; <a href=”http://www.jaad.org/issue/S0190-9622(00)X0036-9“>June 2002</a>Volume 46, Issue 6, Pages 840849
- Burgen AS, Dickens F, Zatman LJ (August 1949). “The action of botulinum toxin on the neuromuscular junction”. The Journal of Physiology. 109 (1–2): 10–24
- Clark RP, Berris CE (August 1989). “Botulinum toxin: a treatment for facial asymmetry caused by facial nerve paralysis”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 84 (2): 353–55. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000205566.47797.8d
- Nayyar P, Kumar P, Nayyar PV, Singh A (December 2014). “Botox: Broadening the Horizon of Dentistry”. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 8 (12): ZE25–29
- Botox (prescribing information). Madison, N.J.: Allergan Inc; 2018. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=33d066a9-34ff-4a1a-b38b-d10983df3300. Accessed Jan. 31, 2019.