At NU Dental of Barnegat, we offer BOTOX and Juvéderm injections to help minimize the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles, which are telltale signs of aging. As you age, scrunching your face and making facial expressions can cause the collagen beneath your skin to breakdown and the muscles to become overworked and bunch-up. This is what causes wrinkles to appear. Fortunately, Dr. G can help by administering safe, cost-effective, fast, and non-invasive solutions to improve facial esthetics in Barnegat, NJ that don’t require a scalpel or sutures.
BOTOX is a diluted form of a bacteria called botulinum toxin that helps relax facial muscles that are regularly used to form expressions. After discussing which areas of your face you want to address, Dr. G will map-out where the injections should be administered. Many patients say that they feel like a small bee sting, because they only use a 31-gauge insulin needle. Plus, there’s practically no recovery time necessary, and most of our patients are able to carry on with the rest of their day as they normally would after treatment. The full effects of BOTOX will take place between four and 10 days after your appointment, and they can last for up to eight months.
Juvéderm is a brand of dermal filler which helps restore lost collagen in the face that can make certain features appear hollow or even saggy, making you look older than you actually are. It can be used around your eyes, cheeks, and chin to help restore volume by administering collagen to areas where it has been lost. Just like BOTOX, the treatment is fast and pain-free, and the effects can last for up to a year.
With an impressive 25+ years of experience under her belt, Heather is one of the newest members of our team! She is a Registered Nurse with a background in a variety of fields in healthcare. She’s lived in Jersey Shore for decades now, and she is proud to serve patients in and around the area. In her free time, you’ll most likely find her spending time with her husband and two children. She is very involved in their schools, enjoys hanging out with her animals (including alpacas and goats!), and likes to hang out on their boat.