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Botox And Fillers

Gail Zimmerman, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Gail Zimmerman, MD

Internal Medicine & Preventative Medicine Specialist located in Bay Head, NJ

If the aging process is moving a little too swiftly and you’re looking for easy ways to disguise wrinkles and fine lines, consider Botox® and Fillers treatments. At the private practice of Gail Zimmerman, MD, in Bay Head, New Jersey, you have access to a range of skin revitalization treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers, and laser therapy. Call the office to learn more or use the online scheduling feature.

Botox and Fillers

What is Botox?

Botox is a highly refined form of botulinum toxin. In large quantities, botulinum toxin can be deadly. Yet, when used medicinally in smaller doses, Botox relaxes the muscles responsible for causing your wrinkles and helps smooth them out. Botox can be used for:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Smile lines
  • Wrinkles between your eyebrows

How does Botox work?

Botox works by interfering with your nerve signals and limiting some of your facial muscle movements. Dr. Zimmerman customizes your Botox injectable to suit your needs and goals. 

When she injects the Botox into your problem areas, the formula paralyzes your muscles so you aren’t able to contract them fully. You’re still able to make your normal facial expressions, but it decreases the extent of muscle usage, which results in a softer, less wrinkled appearance.

What can I expect at a Botox appointment?

When you arrive at the office, you’ll relax in a private room. Dr. Zimmerman meets with you to discuss your areas of concern and conducts an examination of your skin. 

She uses a topical numbing solution in the target areas and gently injects those places with a thin needle and the Botox solution. 

The whole treatment takes between 10-20 minutes and is well tolerated by most patients. You may feel a pinch or a tug during the injection, but it’s over with quickly. Your fine lines and wrinkles soften and release immediately or within a few days of your treatment. 

The results of Botox last for about four months. When your wrinkles begin to reappear, it’s safe to repeat the procedure. 

In addition to Botox, Dr. Zimmerman also offers fillers if you are looking to add volume to areas of your face.

What are fillers?

To relax deep wrinkles like nasolabial folds, Dr. Zimmerman uses dermal fillers, which add volume and fullness. Fillers help to:

  • Make thinning lips fuller
  • Lift sunken areas
  • Treat nasolabia fold lines
  • Relax wrinkles

Like Botox, dermal fillers are injectables that work beneath the skin to freshen your appearance.

To learn more about how Botox and dermal fillers can help you, call the office or book online.