The aging process is not easy. As I look at pictures from when I was younger, I see a huge difference in my appearance and it is eye-opening. I look tired and weathered. I am definitely not ready for any facial surgery, but I am at an age where I could use a little freshening up and brightening of the skin. I decided that Botox was the best option, because I could really see the wrinkles on my forehead, the crow’s feet, and in-between my eyes (the 11’s).
I started researching the doctors in my area, and while doing my research, I had heard a lot of really great things about Dr. Gary Breslow in Paramus, NJ, and his nurse injector, Melissa. I decided to give their office a call and scheduled an appointment.
I went in for my appointment and as soon as I walked in, I felt very comfortable. The office staff was wonderful and very friendly. I met with Melissa and she explained everything to me. First, she wiped the areas of my face that were going to be treated: my forehead, crow’s feet, and in-between my eyes (11’s). I told her that I felt my eyebrows were too low and I needed more of a lift there. She explained that in some people, their eyebrows are naturally lower, so she recommended a higher dose of Botox right on my crow’s feet and in the corner of my forehead above my brows, to give me more of a lift. She said this would help and make me look more awake.
After she cleaned my face and explained everything, she applied numbing cream and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then it was time for the Botox injections. Thanks to the numbing cream, I only felt a tiny little pinch. Melissa was very gentle and walked me through everything, so I felt comfortable and relieved that I chose the right practice for my Botox injections.
Once she completed the injections, she gave me a small ice pack and told me to leave it on the treated area for a few minutes. I did not have any bruising, just a little redness at the injection sites, which went away after about 30 minutes. Melissa told me that I would not see the results right away -- she said that it could take up to 1 week for me to see the results. But by day 5, I noticed a huge difference.
My face now looks much brighter and my skin is smoother. I look more awake and I am so glad I decided to get Botox. I will definitely go back to Melissa at the Breslow Center again for my next round of injections. I also think that during my next visit I may try fillers. I think I could use a little under my eyes and around my mouth.
If you live in the northern NJ area, I highly recommend Melissa at the Breslow Center. You won’t be disappointed.