When you look your best, you feel great, too. As such, Alex M. Mercado, MD, A Primary Care Partners Affiliate, offers BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ, two cosmetic options that provide excellent results. If you’re considering these or other cosmetic enhancements, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mercado to learn about the full range of options. Online scheduling is available, or you can call the Flanders, New Jersey office.
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment that doesn’t involve surgery: more than six million Botox injections are administered each year.
Botox, made from the botulinum toxin, works by paralyzing the muscles that cause your skin to crease and wrinkle. It’s most effective when used to smooth lines and furrows in your forehead and at the sides of your eyes.
Botox injections only take about 10 minutes, and the results typically appear around 24-48 hours later. The effects usually last up to four months. Plus, Botox has an excellent safety record: Side effects are rare and quickly subside when they do occur.
Juvederm is a popular brand of dermal fillers that plumps and fills out your facial features. The primary ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in your body that keeps your skin smooth and hydrated.
Juvederm injections help to restore fullness that has eroded due to age. It creates a natural-looking effect and lasts longer than many other filler options.
Dr. Mercado can use Juvederm in many areas of the face, including folds, wrinkles, and creases near the mouth, forehead, and nose. It's also an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of scar tissue or adding fullness to the lips.
Advancements in medical technology have led to several innovative cosmetic options that offer excellent results without going under the knife.
Many people choose Botox and Juvederm because of the low risk of side effects, particularly when compared with plastic surgery. Others are drawn to these options by the promise of lasting results with no downtime. In fact, you can usually return to work or other activities immediately following your appointment.
While minimally invasive cosmetic treatments offer lasting results, they aren't permanent. That means you can try a conservative approach and see how you feel about the results before pursuing treatments in other areas of your face.
To learn more about Botox or Juvederm, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mercado by calling or booking online today.