Your Trusted Boston BOTOX® Cosmetic Provider
There’s no need to let a furrowed brow keep you in that permanently “concerned” look. A Botox® Cosmetic treatment at Boston Plastic Surgery can diminish these lines in days and soften your appearance, so you look younger and better refreshed without surgery or scars.
We can often see patients the same day or the next day, so contact us to schedule your Boston Botox Cosmetic treatment today!
Botox Treatment: Everything You Need to Know
- What is Botox and what does it treat?
- How does Botox reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles?
- How long will it take to see my Botox results?
- What should I expect from my first BOTOX treatment at your Boston Skin Wellness Center?
- Are there side effects of Botox injections?
- How much does Botox cost in the Boston area?
- Can I have Botox treatments for excessive sweating or other medical conditions?
- What professional skin care products pair well with Botox?
- What other aesthetic treatments and procedures pair well with Botox?
- How quickly can I get in for a Botox appointment in Boston?
What is Botox and what areas does it treat?
Botulinum toxin type A is the active ingredient of Botox. It is a purified protein prepared from a bacterial toxin. Pharmaceutical company Allergan, Inc. controls the manufacturing and marketing of Botox in the United States.
Botox injections are primarily used for the removal of frown lines and facial wrinkles. The most common treatment areas include the “crow’s feet”, forehead, and glabella region between the eyebrows. However, Botox is a versatile drug, and many treatment applications beyond the cosmetic have been documented, including therapeutic uses for migraine headaches, depression and more.
How does a Botox injection reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles?
Botox is a neuromuscular blocker. Expertly-placed Botox injections stop the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which stops the contraction of specific muscles in the face. When those muscles become relaxed, facial lines and wrinkles gradually flatten out.
Dynamic vs Static Wrinkles
Botox is specifically formulated to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression lines, are deep wrinkles that appear on the face as a result of repetitive muscle movements, such as frowning, squinting, or smiling. They are different from static wrinkles, which are visible even when the face is at rest. Static wrinkles aren’t formed by movement, but rather are caused by aging and external factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and pollution.
Botox works to treat dynamic wrinkles by temporarily blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, thus reducing the activity of the muscles that cause these deep wrinkles. When injected into specific muscles, it effectively inhibits the contraction of these muscles, which effectively reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. This leads to a smoother appearance of the skin and decreases the prominence of the deep wrinkles caused by expressions. It’s important to note that Botox is typically less effective on static fine lines and wrinkles, so reducing the appearance of those usually requires different treatments, such as fillers, laser resurfacing, or skincare products.
How long will it take to see my results?
Within 3-7 days of your Botox procedure, there will be a noticeable improvement in the treated areas. You can expect your results to be pretty long-lasting, as they typically last anywhere between 3-5 months.
Before and After: Fading Crow’s Feet and Glabellar Lines
This patient is shown before, 2 days after, and 2 weeks after Botox injections in the crows feet and glabellar lines (a.k.a “eleven lines”). Notice that the crows feet and lines between the brows and on the forehead are already reduced just 2 days after treatment, but the results continue to develop over time and look best at least 14 days after treatment with Botox. These results should last for several months.
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What should I expect from my first treatment?
At our Quincy-based Skin Wellness Center, Botox injections are performed in our peaceful medical spa environment either by our certified physician’s assistant Aliza Holstein, PA-C, our certified nurse practitioner, Rachel Cohen, NP-C, or our practice director, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha. Your providers will work together closely to ensure that you get the appropriate Botox dose and the proper injection technique during your treatment.
A typical treatment requires 10 to 20 minutes in our examination room and is generally well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. Most people are able to return to work or resume their normal activities, although it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity until the next day.
We know you’ll love the result of your Botox injections. Get ready to turn heads in the street!
And for even more information on Botox in Boston, check out Dr. Samaha’s latest Botox blog articles.
Are there side effects?
Side effects such as headache, nausea, redness, and eyelid droop have been reported. Ask Boston Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Samaha or a member of his experienced patient care staff for more information if you are concerned about the side effects and risk of Botox face injections.
How much does Botox cost in Boston?
The cost of Botox always varies by the patient and the amount of injections needed to get the best results. Although some practitioners in the Boston area price Botox by the “zone” or “area,” we believe in customizing each patient’s treatment, and we price our Botox by the “unit,” based on the amount used:
- $16 per unit
Again, the number of units you need varies from person to person. For example, treating forehead lines and between the eyebrows may require anywhere from 30 to 40 units, depending on your personal anatomy and goals.
We are sometimes able to offer special Botox pricing at our Boston area office. Please check our specials page or give us a call at 617.786.7600 to learn more about our current special offers.
We also recommend the article “How Much Does Botox Cost?” on RealSelf.com for a wealth of information about this popular treatment.
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Can I get treatments for excessive sweating or other medical conditions?
Yes, we treat patients with Botox for the condition known as hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis are highly effective. The most commonly treated area is the underarm, which for some people is associated with a disabling degree of sweating. Botox may also be used to treat chronic migraines. During your individual consultation with our plastic surgeon or one of his skin experts, we will help you learn about these options so you can make the right choice for you.
What professional skin care products pair well with Botox?
You can achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin by combining a Botox treatment plan with the finest skin care products into your daily regimen. We are proud to offer our patients the tools and expertise to achieve safe and noticeable results at the Skin Wellness Center at Boston Plastic Surgery, where we carry ZO® Skin Health medical-grade skin products and EltaMD sun protection.
Of course, while the dermatology products you choose will have an effect on your aesthetic results, it’s much more important to choose a highly qualified provider who will make the best choices for your unique skin profile and goals.
What other skin treatments and procedures pair well with Botox?
To restore youth and vitality to your appearance, Botox is an ideal complement to other facial rejuvenation treatments. Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Samaha and his experienced staff provide a range of premium non-surgical skin-treatments that pair very well with Botox.
Fillers, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and more
Our expansive menu of anti-aging skin care services includes everything from injectable dermal fillers, chemical peels, photofacials, and microdermabrasion to laser skin rejuvenation and hair removal. These can all complement the effects of Botox, especially in conjunction with a dedicated at-home skin care regimen.
Through a variety of cosmetic rejuvenation options we can treat a wide range of facial skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, loose skin, uneven skin tone, scarring, unwanted hair, and more. During your complimentary skin evaluation, we can recommend the perfect treatment plan to repair, renew, and restore your skin, and safely and effectively treat any skin concerns you may have.
Of course, the rest of your body may need a refresh too. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha has expertise in the most popular cosmetic procedures including surgical facelift, neck lift, arm lift, liposuction, breast augmentation, male procedures like hair restoration and even male surgical breast reduction.
To learn about all of your aesthetic options, schedule your consultation with us today. We look forward to working with you to understand your larger cosmetic goals and to help you find and achieve them with safe and proven facial treatments and procedures.
How quickly can I get in for a Botox appointment in Boston?
At Boston Plastic Surgery, we can often see Botox patients the same day or next day, especially if they have been in to see us previously.
Please don’t hesitate to call us at 617-786-7600 to see if a med spa appointment is available at your convenience, even if you want to come in very early or late. We do our best to accommodate our patients’ busy schedules!
Lose the Lines, Love the Way You Look
At Boston Plastic Surgery, we stand by the safety and quality of our care, techniques, and products. We deliver natural and lasting facial rejuvenation results that will leave you looking and feeling younger and more self-confident.
Whether you’re interested in a Botox treatment or want to learn about your other skin rejuvenation options, we invite you to visit our Skin Wellness Center in Boston. Our expert team of licensed medical professionals at Boston Plastic Surgery would be happy to meet with you and design a treatment plan to help you achieve safe, remarkably natural Botox results.
Under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha, we are based in Quincy, MA, and we proudly serve the Boston metropolitan area. To schedule a consultation, please call our practice at (617) 786-7600 or contact us online today to get started!
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