Botox® and Dermal Fillers

Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers and Botox therapy in East Brunswick.

Frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead are hard to avoid with age, but specialized anti-aging therapies can reduce the appearance of these common signs of aging.

Dr. Liu offers Botox injections and dermal fillers in East Brunswick to reduce wrinkles and create an overall more youthful appearance.

What is Botox?

Botox is a specialized serum produced from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. When injected, Botox relaxes the muscles that create fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes on the skin.

In addition to reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, Botox serves a number of alternative medicine purposes, including:

  • Reduction of underarm sweating
  • Reduction of severe neck and shoulder pain
  • Migraine relief
  • Treatment for uncontrollable blinking
  • Treatment for misaligned eyes

Botox injections work by controlling impulses from the nerves to the muscles at the injection site, ultimately causing them to relax. The effects of a single Botox treatment session will last between three to six months depending on the area being treated.

Potential side effects of Botox include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Redness around the injection site
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Excessive tearing
  • Uneven facial proportions

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injected in a similar fashion to Botox, but work to reduce lines and wrinkles in a different way. These anti-aging injections use gel-like, fat-based substances to add volume to the facial tissues beneath the skin, ultimately providing a smoother appearance that is free of folds, lines and wrinkles. They can also be used for scar reduction. Dermal fillers are also known as “facial fillers” and are sometimes referred to as a “liquid facelift.”

There are several types of dermal fillers, including:

  • Collagen
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite
  • Polylactic acid
  • PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate)

These components can temporarily reshape certain facial features while restoring the essential elements of the dermis that give skin its youthful appearance. The type of filler used will determine how long the effects of treatment last.

Potential side effects of dermal fillers include:

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to the injected material
  • Sub-dermal shifting

About Anti-Aging Injections in East Brunswick

Botox injections and dermal fillers take different approaches to reducing wrinkles, but the process of administration is similar. The injection process is quick and requires no downtime. Prior to the injection, Dr. Liu will administer a local anesthetic to the injection site to reduce pain and irritation during the process. You can expect to return to your normal activities immediately following your treatment session.

Risks and complications associated with anti-aging injections are rare. When side effects do develop they are often mild and generally fade shortly after the injection. Following Dr. Liu’s instructions and having the injections completed by a certified professional will reduce your risk of developing side effects after your treatment session.

Treatment with dermal fillers and Botox injections must be repeated regularly for maintained results. Wrinkles and fine lines will gradually return after treatment sessions have stopped.