botox boston maThere’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!


Boston Botox: Everything You Need to Know

What is Botox and what does it treat?

Botulinum toxin type A is the active ingredient of Botox Cosmetic. 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 is primarily used for the removal of facial frown lines and 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 Botox reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles?

Botox is a neuromuscular blocker. It stops 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.

How long will it take to see my Botox results?

Within 3-7 days of your Botox injections, there will be a noticeable improvement in the treated areas. The results typically last 3-5 months.

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What should I expect from my first BOTOX treatment at your Boston medical spa?

At our Quincy-based Skin Wellness Center, Botox Cosmetic injections are performed in our peaceful medical spa environment either by our Aesthetic Nurse Injector, Maryanne Savage, RN, BSN, our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, Rachel Cohen, DCNP, APRN, BS, or our practice director, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha. Your providers will work together closely to ensure that you get the proper 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 your Botox cosmetic results. 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 of Botox injections?

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 the Boston area?

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 for a wealth of information about this popular treatment.

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Can I have Botox 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, 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 UltaMD 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 aesthetic 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. Dr. Samaha and his experienced staff of licensed Aestheticians, Aesthetic Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners look forward to creating a custom skin care program just for you.

We offer a variety of non-surgical procedures- Botox is just the beginning! 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. We look forward to discussing your options during a complimentary skin evaluation and personal consultation where we can recommend the perfect treatment plan to repair, renew, restore and maintain youth and vitality to your appearance.

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 partnering 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!

Your Final Destination for Boston BOTOX

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.