Designed to treat lines on the forehead and around the eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular treatments available at the Boston, Massachusetts-based practice of acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Richard A. Bartlett, M.D.
With his extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Dr. Bartlett has a complete understanding of facial musculature. This allows him to know exactly where to judiciously administer Botox® Cosmetic injections to achieve natural looking yet effective results.
What You Should Know About Botox® Cosmetic
- Early treatment may help prevent expression and frown lines from forming
- Results last up to 3 to 4 months
- No anesthesia is required
- Non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure with no downtime
- Botox® Cosmetic cost is determined based on the number of units used. Price varies from practice to practice.
The Benefits of Botox® Cosmetic
Botox® injections can resolve a number of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It is capable of smoothing away horizontal forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, cheek wrinkles, chin wrinkles, smoker’s lines around the lips, and vertical neck bands. It can also address jaw and jawline fullness by relaxing the masseter muscles.
This injectable can also address migraine headaches and excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) in areas like the armpits.
Botox® is not as effective on moderate and deep wrinkles around the mouth and nose. These can be filled with the help of injectable dermal fillers.
How Does Botox® Work?
Botox® Cosmetic is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A and is produced by Allergan. It is a minimally invasive injectable neuromodulator.
Expression and frown lines caused by overactive facial muscles can add years to your appearance. When administered via small injections into the muscles, Botox® Cosmetic blocks the chemicals that cause these facial muscles to contract and produce wrinkles. As the muscles relax, wrinkles become less noticeable.
Once your Botox® treatment is complete, you can immediately return to your daily schedule without any recovery time required. Many patients choose to get this performed during their lunch breaks at work.
There may be a small degree of swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection sites; these will be temporary and will resolve quickly. It will be helpful to avoid heavy sun exposure for a time.
To schedule your consultation regarding Botox® Cosmetic in Boston, contact the office of Dr. Richard A. Bartlett today.
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