Curious About Botox?

By Dr. Lisa Silbret, MD and Dr. Alan Schechter, MD
August 24, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox  

Have you ever wondered if Botox was right for you? Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter in Manalapan, NJ have been using Botox in their practice and serving the Tri-State area for over ten years and can answer all of your questions about Botox.

In recent years, celebrities and their use of Botox have given the treatment a somewhat meteoric rise to prominence in the world of dermatology. Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While it is true that Botox comes from a bacterial toxin, Clostridium botulinum, it is actually a very safe and effective treatment option for a lot more than just cosmetic purposes.Botox can also be used to treat chronic migraines, overactive bladders, severe underarm sweating, blinking that can't be controlled, eyes that point in different directions, and a neurological condition that causes neck and shoulder spasms.

Botox works by blocking signals that go from a person's nerves to their muscles. When those nerves are blocked, it prevents the small muscles from contracting, which in turn relaxes and softens fine lines and wrinkles. Getting a Botox injection only takes a few minutes, and patients will see the full effect of the treatment within two weeks. a Botox treatment will last anywhere from three to six months, which makes it easy and fairly long lasting.  

In general, Botox is a safe and effective treatment option for most people. However, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and people who have a neurological disease should not take Botox. Drs. Silbret and Schecter can help you determine if Botox is the right treatment option for you.

Call Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter in Manalapan, NJ at (732) 303-1500 to learn more about our Botox treatments and how we can help you today.