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Botox: 7+ Things You Should Know

Rejuvenating facial injections procedure for tightening and smoothing wrinklesYou probably have a friend, a coworker, or a family member who has had Botox; it is a very popular procedure that has been safely used for decades. Perhaps you are considering having some Botox yourself, but you have some questions – here are 7+ things you should know about Botox that you might not.

Botox facts

1. Botox is made from the botulinum toxin. Although the word “toxin” isn’t very encouraging, when used correctly this toxin can be very useful. It is not only used cosmetically, but it can also be helpful for people who suffer with migraines, lazy eye, and even bladder problems.

2. Botox works by blocking signals that pass between muscles and nerves. This keeps muscles from contracting, which relaxes wrinkles.

3. Although Botox is very well-known to help reduce wrinkles, there are other injectables that can be used to do the same thing, such as Dysport. Your doctor will be able to discuss with you the differences between them and which one would be best for you.

4. Botox is a great alternative to a surgical procedure such as a face lift. It only takes a few minutes, is painless (most patients report it only feels like a little pinch), and there is no downtime afterward, all of which is much better than surgery!

5. Botox can be combined with other procedures or fillers, so that you can get the exact results that you want.

6. It may take a few weeks to really see the effects of your Botox injections, although you will start to notice a difference within a few days. These effects can last for months. Once they wear off you can have another Botox treatment – many patients get it every 3 months or so.

7. Some patients feel a bit bruised after a Botox treatment, but this will fade in a couple of days.

Botox is a great option if you aren’t ready for a face lift or other surgical procedure, but you have found that serums and creams just aren’t doing a good job of reducing your wrinkles and fine lines. Schedule a Botox appointment with Dr. Gary J. Price at the office in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, at (203) 453-6635. Call today!

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Frequently asked questions about Botox

Who says you need to accept the appearance of aging on your skin? Botox is the top-selling non-surgical treatment for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, and for good reason. Read on for some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment that has become a household name when it comes to turning back time on your face.

What is it?

Botox is the first and only treatment that is FDA-approved for temporarily smoothing out and softening the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults.

How does it work?

Botox targets the upper third of the face where lines and wrinkles form over years of repeated muscle contractions from smiling, frowning, squinting and raising your eyebrows. These wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles. Botox is injected into the muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity and smooth out lines and wrinkles.

How long does treatment take?

Treatment usually takes 20 minutes or less, depending on how many injections you need. Definitely something you can take care of during a lunch hour.

Is it painful?

Botox injections are administered through a tiny needle, and patients often report a small pinching sensation. While most patients don’t need it, some patients choose to have local numbing cream applied to the treatment area before treatment, which will extend your appointment time.

How long is recovery?

There is minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine after you leave your treatment session. No one will even know you had anything done!

When will I see results?

Patients begin to notice results within 24-48 hours. While results vary from patients, typical results last for up to four months, at which time you’ll want to return for repeat treatment. Some studies show that people who get ongoing Botox treatments need the injections less frequency because they are able to achieve wrinkle-smoothing effects that last.

Botox can help you achieve a more youthful appearance and can be done on its own or in combination with other regenerative procedures. To learn more, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles with no downtime

Cosmetic injectables are the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment, helping patients smooth out lines and wrinkles and enhance the results of surgical procedures such as a facelift or eyelid surgery. There are so many injectables to choose from, so how do you know which one is best for you? Read on to learn more about how Botox and dermal fillers can help you achieve the more youthful appearance you desire.


There are two types of wrinkles: Dynamic and static wrinkles. Botox works on dynamic wrinkles, which form on the skin above a contracting muscle such as when you frown or smile or laugh. Made of botulinum toxin type A, Botox is injected under the skin to temporarily and safely paralyze muscles to prevent them from contracting to form the wrinkle in the skin. The most common areas of treatment are the frown lines (known as the “11” lines) between the eyebrows, forehead lines and crow’s feet.

Botox treatment takes minutes and is virtually pain free. You’ll see full results in about 3-5 days. Results last about four months, at which time you’ll return for treatment to maintain results.

Dermal fillers

Botox treats dynamic wrinkles, but isn’t effective on the other type: static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are always present and are the result of the natural aging process and skin damage caused by other factors such as genetics, sun damage and lifestyle. Dermal fillers are designed to diminish fine lines and improve volume in various areas of the face. Juvederm is a popular dermal filler that is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. It binds with water molecules, adding volume, softness and radiance to the skin. Results are immediate and will last several months to over a year depending on the type of filler used.

Botox and dermal fillers can turn back time in a matter of minutes with little to no downtime. If you’re interested in a consultation to discuss what treatments would be best to tackle your concerns, call (203) 453-6635 to set up a consultation.

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How does Botox work to reverse the signs of aging?

The skin around your eyes and forehead are often the first place on your face to show the signs of aging. Millions of people turn to Botox each year to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines to gain a more youthful look. How does Botox work? We break it down here.

If you’ve been wanting to turn back time but you’re not quite ready to go under the knife, you should consider Botox. Derived from a bacterial toxin, it’s the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the world. Delivered in small amounts through a tiny needle, the bacterium can cause temporary muscle weakness, relaxing the muscles from contracting. This prevents the skin above it from folding or wrinkling and causing what’s called dynamic wrinkles.

Botox is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet around the eye area and forehead lines. It’s a safe and effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles,

Squinting, frowning, smiling and laughing are all facial expressions that form dynamic wrinkles in the skin. Reducing the appearance of these wrinkles is where Botox shines. Botox doesn’t have an effect on static wrinkles, which are wrinkles such as smile lines and lip lines that are constantly present. Dermal fillers plump tissue and restore volume and do well on static wrinkles. Often patients get both Botox and dermal fillers that will help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

Botox treatments take 20 minutes or less, and patients have very little discomfort. A numbing cream is placed on the treatment area prior to the injections. Patients can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

Botox is a temporary cosmetic treatment. The effects last an average of four months. Eventually, the muscles begin to contract again, and wrinkles start to reappear. That’s when you return for subsequent treatment. With each session, treated muscles become more “trained” to relax and are less severe when they do reappear.

To learn more about Botox, dermal fillers and other treatment options to help you turn back time on your skin, call (203) 453-6635 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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3 Places You Can Get Botox to Look Younger

Botox New Haven, ConnecticutIt’s no secret that Botox is popular among men and women of all ages. As a non-invasive injectable, Botox can help take years off of your face and prevent premature wrinkles from forming in the first place. But where exactly will Dr. Price inject Botox to help give you a more youthful appearance? Let’s take a closer look and see.




Your elevens are the vertical lines that are in between your eyebrows that kind of look like the number eleven. A lot of people get these lines when they scrunch their face p when they’re excited, angry, or frustrated. To help you get rid of these lines, Dr. Price will inject Botox into the facial muscles right by your eyebrow and even in your eyebrow so that you can’t make these movements.


Crows Feet


When you smile, do you have wrinkles on the sides of your eyes? Or, when your face is even relaxed, do you still have those wrinkles? If so, then Dr. Price can help alleviate these wrinkles with Botox. During your appointment, he will inject Botox directly into the muscles on the sides of the eyes to help soften the appearance of crow’s feet.


Forehead Wrinkles


Botox can be injected all across your forehead to temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles. During your initial consultation, Dr. Price will have you make certain movements with your forehead to see where exactly you have wrinkles or where you could potentially get them. Then, he will inject Botox into those muscles to relax them.


Botox is primarily used for cosmetic purposes across the forehead and around the eyes. If you want to learn a little bit more, contact us at our Guilford office today at (203) 453-6635.

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How You Can Age Gracefully Without Surgery

Anti-aging, Guilford, CT

It used to be that you just had to live with your appearance— suck it up, even if you didn’t feel like your best self. Luckily, that’s no longer the case. Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, he believes that every patient deserves to live their best life as their best self by aging gracefully. But, how can you age gracefully without going under the knife? We have a few options for you to consider.

Anti-Aging Products

Skin care can go a long way; especially when it’s good skin care. To help your skin stay hydrated, protected from sun damage, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, invest in skin care products that contain things like a broad-spectrum sunscreen, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and vitamin A.


Botox is another great way for you to age gracefully without having to go under the knife. By temporarily relaxing the muscles across your forehead and around your eyes, Botox helps to give you a more youthful look by temporarily reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


If you feel like your skin has lost all of its elasticity, then join the aging club. Even though a loss of collagen in your skin is a normal part of the aging process, it doesn’t have to be something that you just deal with. In fact, by getting dermal fillers, Dr. Price can help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while also adding temporarily volume to the skin. The result? A younger looking you!

You don’t have to hate the aging process. In fact, you can age as gracefully as ever with the help of these and other non-invasive procedures. During your initial consultation with Dr. Price, he will go over all of these options with you as well as surgical options that you may want to consider. Are you ready to take the next steps to learn more? If so, then this article is just the thing for you. Contact us at our Guilford office today at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Dive Into 2019 With Better Skin

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Having good skin isn’t something that necessarily comes naturally to a lot of people. If you want to have healthier skin throughout 2019, then we have a few tips for you. Whether it’s getting a procedure done or just investing in some skin care products, we have created a few tips for you to follow.

Start Botox

Botox is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments that we offer patients because it works by actually softening your muscles around your eyes and across your forehead. When the muscles have been softened it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to softening fine lines and wrinkles, Botox can also be used preventatively. How? You get wrinkles when your face makes certain movements on a regular basis. When, however, your face is unable to make these movements then you are less likely to get wrinkles. One thing to remember about Botox though is that in order for it to work preventatively it needs to be done on a regular basis.

Start Fillers

Fillers work differently than Botox because they actually fill in fine lines and wrinkles while also adding volume to your cheeks and face. If you struggle with having uneven skin texture because of fine lines or if you feel like you have lost a lot of elasticity, then it may be time to start dermal fillers. During your initial consultation with Dr. price, he will go over which fillers he thinks will give you the best results.


From skin tone to texture, laser skin rejuvenation can treat a variety of different issues. If you want to really change your skin quality in 2019, then laser may be the ultimate way to do that.


Botox, fillers, and laser are just a few ways that you can get better-looking skin in 2019. If you want to learn a little bit more, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Injections That Are Changing How We Age

Anti Aging Treatment Guilford, CTIt used to be that the only way to reverse some signs of aging was with surgical procedures like an eyelift or a facelift. And although surgical procedures are very effective, they do require a lengthy recovery. With the help of three specific injections and Dr. Gary J. Price, you can get a similar look without having to go under the knife.


Botox may as well be magic in our book and everybody elses’. By temporarily relaxing the muscles in the forehead and around the eyes, Botox softens fine lines and wrinkles which gives patients a more youthful looking appearance. On average, patients see full results after about 5-7 days and results usually last 3-5 months on average.


To help ease fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips, and to help add more volume to the cheeks, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend facial fillers. Unlike Botox which relaxes the muscles, fillers actually fill in the fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the facial filler that you decide to go with, results may last the upwards of an entire year.


Chin fat is another reason why patients in the past would opt to get surgical procedures like a neck lift or facelift. With Kybella, however, we can get rid of your chin fat with just a few injections. Once injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella works by dissolving it which, in turn, gives patients a more defined physique.

With a combination of Botox, fillers, and Kybella Dr. Gary J. Price can give patients a liquid facelift. During your initial consultation with Dr. Price, he will go over all of your options— surgical and nonsurgical— and help you decide which one best meets your needs. To learn more, contact our Guilford office today and give us a call at (203) 453-6635.

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Is Botox an Anti-Aging Tool?

BOTOX® Injection Guilford CT When it comes to anti-aging products, it can seem like you have a lot of tools in your toolbox. And although there are a variety of skin care products that you can use to help restore collagen in your skin and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles including skin care products that contain ingredients like retinol,  did you know that Botox can be considered an anti-aging tool as well? Let’s take a closer look.

How Does Botox Work As a Preventative Tool?

The more your face makes certain movements that creates wrinkles (smiling, frowning, sneezing, chewing) the more likely you are to get wrinkles. Botox works on a unique level and helps prevent your facial muscles from making certain movements which many doctors believe make it an anti-aging tool. Look at it this way: if you make a lot of facial movements on your forehead when you talk, this could lead to more forehead wrinkles. But when you get Botox injections, your facial muscles are temporarily unable to move which helps prevent against the wrinkles getting worse later on down the line.

When Should I Start Getting Botox?

Many doctors would agree that most patients in their twenties shouldn’t get Botox because they simply don’t need it yet. However, once you reach your thirties or start showing small signs of aging such as a few creases around your eyes, smile lines on your nose, or fine lines on your forehead, then you may need to start getting it. During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will be able to better determine if you are a suitable candidate for Botox or if you should wait a little bit longer.

There’s a common misconception that Botox is only used as a way to help middle-aged women get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. But, Botox can actually be used as an anti-aging tool for both men and women as young as in their late twenties to early thirties depending on the patient.

If you want to learn more about Botox and whether or not you should consider it, schedule a consultation at our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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