Facial Rejuvenation

Botox in Montclair, NJ with Dr. Caroline Szpalski

While the signs of aging can negatively affect your self-esteem and overall sense of wellness, Botox® treatments can slow or sometimes reverse those effects to help you regain confidence. Botox® helps soften and smooth the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that are formed by repetitive muscle contractions and motions. By helping your features work together to preserve your youthful appearance, Botox® lets you look like you, only refreshed and rejuvenated.

Fellowship-trained female plastic surgeon Dr. Caroline Szpalski and her team want to help you feel confident in your own skin and identity, making her your choice as one of the best Botox® providers in the tri-state area of New Jersey.

Contact us today at (646) 777-0170 or complete our online form to schedule your Botox® consultation today. We are located in Newark, NJ and proudly serve patients in the Montclair, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Clifton, The Oranges, Paramus, and Franklin’s Lakes areas.

What Is New Jersey Botox?

Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe lines of the upper face. Botox® is a minimally invasive, injectable neuromodulator treatment that aims to diminish the signs of aging to create a smooth, refreshed, and youthful look. Injectable neuromodulators work by interrupting nerve signals to reduce muscle movements in strategically targeted areas where dynamic wrinkles form. With real, noticeable results within days, and with no surgery or recovery time, this treatment has been chosen by millions of individuals (both men and women) and their medical providers as their rejuvenation procedure of choice. 

For patients experiencing moderate to severe wrinkles, FDA-approved Botox® is a quick and effective skin rejuvenation treatment that temporarily reduces the signs of aging for a refreshed appearance. Younger patients in their 20s to early 30s are turning to Botox® to retain their youthful appearance before dynamic lines set in. 

Dynamic wrinkles form in areas of repetitive facial expressions, meaning even young adults can develop this type of wrinkle, creating a tired, angry, or older-looking appearance. As one of the earliest signs of facial aging, dynamic wrinkles are typically only visible during facial movements; however, dynamic wrinkles can become more pronounced and visible even without movement.

Botox® treatments typically take 15 to 30 minutes with full results visible within two weeks. They temporarily relax specific muscles to prevent their contraction, resulting in an improved cosmetic appearance that lasts 3-4 months for most people. It takes approximately 4-5 days to start seeing the results

What Can Montclair, NJ Botox Treat?

There are a number of other areas on the face and body where Botox® can safely be injected. However, these other areas are considered “off-label”.  Botox® also plays a significant role in non-surgical facelifts when partnered with dermal fillers for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. We also offer Jeauvau®, another FDA-approved neuromodulation. Without limiting movement in untreated areas, Botox® helps reduce the appearance of: 

  • Eye area—crow’s feet
  • Glabellar lines—frown lines, or the 11s
  • Forehead lines
  • Neck bands
  • Lip area
  • Medical conditions, like excessive sweating

Botox Lip Flip

Without adding unnecessary volume to the lips, the Lip Flip is a non-surgical lip enhancement treatment that involves injecting Botox® above the upper lip and the corners of the mouth. Botox® relaxes the lip muscles, allowing the lips to curl outward. The Lip Flip creates plumper-looking lips with a more defined shape without adding volume.

Therapeutic Botox®

In addition to improving the appearance of certain types of facial lines, Botox®  and other neuromodulators are FDA approved to treat a variety of other medical conditions including migraine headaches, persistent muscle spasm, stiffness in the neck and arms, certain types of eye muscle problems, and to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating. Unlike cosmetic Botox®, therapeutic Botox is FDA approved to relieve certain medical conditions and can in some cases even be covered by insurance. 

Off-Label Use of Botox®

When injectable products are approved to be used in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists specific uses for those products. Most injectable products are “approved” to treat specific areas of the face and lists these approved treatment areas on the product label. However, the principle effects of the product may be the same if used elsewhere on the face. When a product is used on an area of the face not specifically listed on the FDA package insert label, the use of the product is considered “off-label.” For example, Botox® may only be FDA-approved to treat the wrinkles in the glabella area (“elevens”), resulting in a elimination or softening of those wrinkle and improved facial appearance. However, injection of this same material around the eyes may achieve the same cosmetic effect, but has not been officially approved by the FDA for that purpose. It is acceptable for physicians to use products in an off-label manner in the United States, but you need to be informed and aware that the products are being used in this way.

Choosing Dr. Caroline Szpalski as Your NJ Botox Provider

Fellowship trained in microsurgery and the most complex cases at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Caroline Szpalski is a female plastic surgeon born into a family of medical professionals. She knew from an early age she wanted to become a surgeon. Growing up in Africa and Europe, Dr. Szpalski brings an international flair and sophisticated European sense of style to her practice. With a distinct worldly and multicultural perspective and a unique Ethnic identity, Dr. Szpalski recognizes that there are many standards of beauty, identity, color, and culture, so she doesn’t offer a single approach for all patients, which is important when considering Botox® providers.

As a busy surgeon, wife, mother, and New Yorker, Dr. Szpalski understands the diverse challenges many of her patients face. With a less is more philosophy, Dr. Szpalski tailors her approach to each patient’s needs with meticulous detailing to provide natural-looking, long-lasting results for a sense of timeless elegance.

Meet Caroline Szpalski, MD

Female Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey

Rediscover your identity with the help of Dr. Caroline Szpalski, a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in New Jersey. With a unique multicultural upbringing and a European flair, Dr. Szpalski crafts elegant sophistication into every natural-looking patient transformation. Dr. Szpalski takes a less-is-more approach to plastic surgery to help patients maintain and appreciate their unique appearance and cultural beauty. No matter your aesthetic goals, start your journey toward a more confident you by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Szpalski and her expert team today!

Your Glenr Ridge, NJ Botox Consultation with Dr. Szpalski

Dr. Szpalski’s goal for all Botox® consultations is for her patients to feel confident in their decisions regarding their health, their procedure, their appearance, and their identity. During your consultation, Dr. Szpalski aims to understand your goals and realistic expectations to determine whether she is the right provider for you. 

With her less is more philosophy, Dr. Szpalski treats only the areas that will enhance your features to ensure you never have an overdone, expressionless appearance. During your Botox® consultation, Dr. Szpalski will conduct a thorough examination of your skin, features, and areas of concern to determine whether the approach is appropriate for your aesthetic goals. After determining Botox® is right for you, Dr. Szpalski will work with you to ensure a comfortable, individual treatment based on your unique anatomy.

Injection of neuromodulators takes approximately 15 minutes, and any discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The goal of any treatment in our office is a natural result. Although your Botox® injection results will be visible, treatment will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” While the muscle activity in the treatment area will be reduced, you should still be able to make expressions with your face. At your consultation, we will discuss the areas on your face that concern you the most and review your treatment goals.

Neuromodulator injections are not permanent – they will need to be repeated in order to keep the wrinkles away and the desired appearance.

With a focus on providing patients with exemplary care, Dr. Szpalski has created a warm, welcoming, nonjudgmental environment safe for sharing your concerns, making her one of the best Botox® providers in New Jersey.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Botox in New Jersey?

New Jersey Botox® candidates are those looking to enhance their appearance with a minimally invasive procedure to address the early signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. Good candidates for Montclair Botox® should:

  • Be in good overall health, living a healthy lifestyle
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Understand the risks and benefits
  • Not smoke, or be willing to quit at least a week prior to and after the procedure
  • Have no history of neuromuscular diseases
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
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Preparing for Your NJ Botox Treatment

It is essential to be in good physical and mental health before any plastic surgery procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical. While each Botox® procedure will be unique and tailored to your needs, here is some general information to help you prepare.

  • Be selective when choosing your Botox® injector as not all injectors are experienced or trained equally. Fellowship trained, Dr. Szpalski has received extensive education in anatomy. 
  • If you currently smoke, vape, or use nicotine products, you should quit. As smoking is detrimental to your health, especially during recovery from any plastic surgery procedure, patients should stop smoking at least one week before and after Botox® treatments. Smoking, vaping, or using any nicotine product can greatly impact the longevity of your Botox® results. Dr. Szpalski orders a nicotine test for all patients who smoke to help avoid complications caused by smoking or the use of nicotine products.
  • For a week prior to and after your Botox® procedure, refrain from taking medications, vitamins, and supplements that are not medically necessary as they may increase bleeding or bruising risks. Supplements to avoid include: fish oils, ginseng, vitamin E, garlic, and gingko biloba.
  • Avoid alcohol or caffeine for about a week, as they can cause additional bleeding and bruising. 
  • Come to your appointment with clean, moisturized skin.

Montclair, NJ Botox Procedure Overview

On the day of your Botox® procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Szpalski to review the details of your neuromodulator procedure and answer any final questions. Botox® injections are typically well-tolerated, and as such, you will not receive anesthesia. However, it’s important to address your pain concerns with Dr. Szpalski prior to beginning your Botox® treatment.

With a less is more approach, Dr. Szpalski will strategically administer your Botox® injections with fine needles in only the areas necessary to refresh your appearance and smooth your skin. Most patients report that Botox® injections are quick and painless with minimal discomfort. Depending on the number of treatment areas, Botox® procedures take approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

Botox Recovery in New Jersey

Botox® injections require little to no downtime. As such, most patients can resume normal daily activities immediately. Side effects include mild bruising or swelling at the injection site; however, these effects normally resolve within a few days. To alleviate discomfort, patients may use ice packs on the treated area.

After your Botox® procedure, it is important to thoroughly adhere to Dr. Szpalski’s post-procedural instructions to ensure your optimal results, including avoiding:

  • Lying down for at least four hours
  • Touching the treated area for six to 12 hours
  • Applying makeup for 24 hours
  • Heat and sun exposure for 24 hours
  • Consuming alcohol for 24 to 48 hours
  • Strenuous exercise or activities for 24 to 48 hours
Timeless Elegance

How Soon Will I See My Glen Ridge Botox Results?

After Botox® treatment, many patients begin seeing visible improvements to their features within two to five days. However, the muscles will continue to relax for the next two weeks after treatment. As such, the skin in the treated area will continue to look smoother and more refreshed to achieve your final results.

You should begin to see your Botox® results within two to five days. On average, Botox® results last approximately three to five months; however, the longevity of your unique results depends on several factors, including placement and your metabolic response.Each patient will experience varied results based on optimal placement and unique response.

Possible temporary side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, bleeding or bruising. Most people will notice that Botox® and Jeuveau® start to work in about a week, while Dysport® tends to produce results even sooner (two to three days on average). We recommend that all our patients return to our office two weeks after their first treatment for a “perfection check” to ensure you are pleased with the results and everything looks “perfect”! The results will continue to improve over the next 30 days and should last between 3-4 months for most people (results may vary).

How Much Does Botox Cost in New Jersey?

New Jersey Botox® costs can vary by patient based on individual needs and goals, treatment areas, and number of units required. During your consultation, Dr. Szpalski will determine the scope of your procedure and estimate your Botox® cost in New Jersey.

The price of Botox® will depend on how many units are required.

Schedule Your Montclair, NJ Botox Consultation Today

Smoother, younger-looking skin is waiting for you! Partner with Dr. Caroline Szpalski, one of the best Botox® providers in New Jersey, for non-surgical, anti-aging options to ensure you look as young as you feel. Learn about Botox® near me options in Glen Ridge, NJ by calling (646) 777-0170 or completing our online form to schedule your consultation today.

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