How The treatment Works
The board certified physicians at Cosmetic Laser Solutions achieve superior, long-lasting results with Botox® treatments.
At Cosmetic Laser Solutions, Botox® and injectables are administered by Dr. Patrick Marasco or Dr. Cela Doppelt, board-certified MDs with over 25 years experience.
Many patients begin Botox injections at varies ages and stages. Depending on whether you have mild or moderate to severe wrinkles the amount of Botox units injected is an individual preference. As with all procedures, the results may vary based on how many units are injected and your desired result. Results may vary person to person. The following is an estimate of how many units are typically injected per area:
- Glabella “11” area
- Crow’s Feet
- Brow Lift
- 12-20 units
- 12-24 units
- 10-30 units
- 4-6 units
How Botox® Works
A small syringe will be used to inject the appropriate amount of Botox neurotoxin to the specific areas of your facial anatomy. Your treatment should be comfortable and take as little as 15 minutes.
Over the coming days, typically one week to 10 days, you will notice your results reveal themselves – lines becoming smoother, and an overall refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
How Long Does Botox® Last?
It only takes a few minutes to inject Botox® and its effects can last anywhere from 3-4 months. Most people repeat the botox 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 sure to schedule your next visit within 3 months for 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. 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.
Botox® Cosmetic injections are done with a fine needle and require no anesthetic and no recovery time. By carefully choosing the muscles to treat, only the wrinkle-producing muscle is weakened which preserves your natural facial expression. Treatment takes about 15 minutes. Most patients can return to work immediately. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for the first 24 hours after the injection.
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.
Schedule a Consultation
Come see us in Botox Massachusetts area. To see if Botox® Cosmetic is right for you, schedule a consultation appointment today with Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa Stoneham or Wilmington locations. You can get started by filling out our email appointment request form or booking an appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox®
Can I have wine after Botox?
We recommend avoiding alcohol the day of treatment as it can increase bruising.
How long does Botox last?
Generally, Botox lasts 3-4 months.
Is Botox good for under eye wrinkles?
Botox is generally not used under the eye area. It works great for crows feet though!
What age should I start Botox?
The younger generation has starting using Botox in their late 20's as a preventative treatment for wrinkles due to excessive muscle reactions.
What is Botox used for?
Botox prevents the muscle from contracting therefore wrinkles can not be formed when you make a facial expression.
What should you not do after Botox?
You should not exercise for 24 hours. And you should not lie down for 4-6 hours.
Why cant you lay down after Botox?
The Botox needs to settle in the injection site. Laying down may cause the Botox to migrate.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
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.
Does Botox have any side effects?
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.