How The treatment Works
Botox is an excellent option to smooth out wrinkles in as early as a weeks time! 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. Laser Clinical Director, Norma Cataldo administers signature laser treatments to tighten and lift areas commonly treated with Botox. This combination approach is the ultimate in reducing wrinkles both in resting or animated state.
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.
Many patients begin Botox injections at a relatively early age as to prevent deeper wrinkle formation – sometimes even as early as low to mid 20’s.
Commonly treated areas with Botox:
- 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, Botox will prevent it from doing so. Therefore, the wrinkle can not form. The treatment entails a small syringe which 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 and wrinkle free 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 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 timeframe 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. 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.
Ask about other services available with Botox:
The list below offers a non-surgical solution to tightening the skin in commonly treated Botox areas. This will improve your wrinkles when your face is in a resting state vs an animated state.
- Brow lift – Tightening area above eyebrows provides a lift and relieves some heavy eye hooding.
- Forehead/Scalp Lift
- Glabella Skin Tightening
- Under Eye and Crows Feet Skin Tightening
Schedule a Consultation
Come see us in Botox Massachusetts area. 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. 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.
Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?
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.
Can Botox lift eyebrows?
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.