How The treatment Works
Are you ready to smooth out wrinkles and looks years younger in as early as a weeks time!!
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines in between the eyebrows and also on your forehead area.
Using a very fine needle, BOTOX® is injected into the facial muscle and causes them to stop facial movement. These muscles are responsible for causing the wrinkles and fine lines to form.
The Botox serum blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle, and therefore reduces its ability to contract and form unsightly deeper wrinkles. Botox will freeze the muscle so your wrinkles will smooth out and soften.
Ready to look younger?
Book a Botox Appointment at Cosmetic Laser Solutions Medical Spa in our Stoneham, Wilmington or Attleboro MA.
It’s time to get your best Botox treatment today!
At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, Botox® and injectables are administered by board certified physicians Dr. Cela Doppelt and Dr Patrick Marasco offering over 25 years experience in administering injectables.
For addition wrinkle reduction and skin tightening we suggest learning more about RF Microneedling. This procedure offers a tightening and lifting effect for a more overall face anti-aging treatment. This can be performed several weeks either before or after Botox.
Laser Clinical Director, Norma Cataldo administers signature laser treatments to tighten and lift facial areas such as jawline, jowl, neck laxity or under eye wrinkles. Learn more about sharpening facial features here: About AgnesRF.
Or for the ultimate procedure our BeautifyMD program is a combination of devices designed to achieve the ultimate in a nonsurgical approach to reducing total face rejuvenation. Learn more about our non-surgical facelift treatments.
Depending on whether you have mild or moderate to severe wrinkles the amount of Botox units injected is an individual preference.
Some patients like some movement while others prefer no movement in the area at all.
As with all procedures, the results may vary based on how many units are injected and your desired outcome. Results may vary person to person.
Have you heard about prejuvenation? Many patients begin injections at a relatively early age as to prevent deeper wrinkle formation. It is very common to begin Botox treatments in your 20’s. Think prevention!
How much Botox will I need?
- Glabella “11” area
- Crow’s Feet
- Brow Lift
- 12-20 units
- 12-24 units
- 10-30 units
- 4-6 units
How Botox® Works
The objective of Botox is to freeze the underlying muscle. By doing so, when that muscle tries to contract, the neurotoxin will prevent it from doing so. Therefore, the wrinkle can not form.
Does Botox hurt?
We try to make the treatment as comfortable as possible for you. We use very thin 32 gauge needles to inject the appropriate amount of the Botox neurotoxin to the specific areas of your facial anatomy. It’s no more than a small pinch -your treatment should be comfortable and take as little as 15 minutes.
What will I look like right after Botox?
Immediately after Botox you may notice little raised dots. These will dissipate very quickly.
Over the coming days, typically 7-10 days, you will notice your results reveal themselves – lines becoming smoother, and an overall refreshed and rejuvenated and wrinkle free appearance!
Botox Before and After
How Long Does Botox® Last?
Botox® and its effects can last anywhere from 3-4 months. Most people repeat the treatment every 4 months to maintain their wrinkle-free appearance. The results of Botox® Cosmetic are best with regular and continued treatments over time.
Be a part of our Beauty Club to lock in your pricing and we’ll be sure to schedule your next visit around the 3 month time frame to maintain optimal and continuous results!
What Results Should I Expect?
A Botox® Cosmetic treatment can give you a more youthful appearance by smoothing out the dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles that are due to aging and sun damaged skin will not be affected as they are not caused by facial expressions.
Botox® does not tighten skin or replace the need for laser resurfacing or a facelift. Botox injections area often used in conjunction with other procedures, such as laser wrinkle reduction, laser resurfacing or collagen injections, for a combined effect. We do offer these services as well.
As each persons needs are unique, the amount of Botox units needed in an area to freeze the muscle may vary from person to person.
Results are not immediate. It usually takes three to five days to notice a reduction in muscle activity and up to 2 weeks for a full effect.
Is Botox® safe?
Botox® Cosmetic treatments have been used over the years to safely and effectively treat many muscular diseases as well as wrinkles. Only those muscles injected have temporary weakness.
There have been no reports of permanent damage caused by the injection of Botox®. Local bruise at the site of injection or slight drop of the eyelid are usually temporary side effects in some cases. In general, the use of Botox® has proved to be safe.
Thousands of patients receive Botox® every year and it has become a popular treatment for reversing the signs of aging.
Are there Botox Alternatives?
Botox is a fabulous solution to being wrinkle free when you’re in a dynamic facial movement. But what else can be done besides Botox?
What about areas that have wrinkles or loose skin?
Don’t worry, we can help tighten, lift and restore your appearance to a younger looking you – all without sutures or incisions.
Other treatment options for upper face include:
- Brow lift – RF Tightening treatment for above eyebrows provides a lift and relieves some heavy eye hooding.
- Glabella (the 11’s in between your eyebrows) Skin Tightening
- Under Eye Wrinkles, Eye Bags and Crows Feet Tightening
- Learn more about our non-surgical facelift treatments
Schedule a Consultation
To see if Botox® Cosmetic is right for you, schedule a virtual or in office consultation to learn more about how we can help you.
You can get started by filling out our email appointment request form or click below to book an appointment online:
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox®
Botox prevents the muscle from contracting therefore wrinkles can not be formed when you make a facial expression.
Botox is generally not used under the eye area. It works great for crows feet though! We do offer a laser treatment for the under eye wrinkles. Call us to learn more.
The younger generation has starting using Botox in their late 20s as a preventative treatment for wrinkles. Starting early reduces the muscle contractions from getting stronger and deeper as you age.
You should not exercise for 24 hours. And you should not lie down for 4-6 hours.
The Botox needs to settle in the injection site. Laying down may cause the Botox to migrate.
Botox® can be used to treat a variety of facial features, including eyes, forehead creases, eyebrow lines and lifts, and the corners of your mouth. We also have Botox alternatives with laser.
The most common side effect is temporary bruising at one or more of the injection sites. This can be covered with make-up. On occasion, the Botox® can migrate (leak) into nearby muscles, causing temporary weakness. There are rare cases of drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression. The chance of experiencing a side effect depends which muscles are injected. Any side effect is temporary, as the effects of Botox® are completely reversible.
Your wrinkles will not look worse or make you look older than what your natural aging appearance would have been had you not started Botox treatments.
Botox injections can be placed at the ends of the eyebrows to help relax those muscles. A Botox brow lift is a type of procedure that treats frown lines between your brows and it can also elevates the height of your eyebrow.
We recommend avoiding alcohol the day of treatment as it can increase bruising.
Botox and Filler treatments are provided in our Stoneham and Wilmington/N. Reading office servicing nearby towns including Andover, Woburn, Wakefield, Lynnfield, Tewksbury, Lowell, Winchester and Medford, MA.