BOTOX® in our Boston, MA Med Spa

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What is BOTOX?

To help turn back the hands of time and to avoid lines and wrinkles from occurring on the top portion of the face, DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA is proud to offer BOTOX to area individuals.

This facial rejuvenation treatment provides gorgeous results and is popular among both men and women. BOTOX can help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Facial wrinkles happen when you make expressions with the muscles contracting on the upper face. These facial lines may or may not go away as the face relaxes. BOTOX is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily blocks the movements of the muscle. To soften these lines, BOTOX is injected to smooth the skin. This specific injection is most commonly placed in between the brows where the number "11" appears, on the Crow's feet, and along the forehead.

What are the benefits of BOTOX?

Fine lines and facial folds can make us look older than we are. Thankfully, BOTOX is a trusted choice for providing you with a younger, smooth appearance. Although the results are not forever, you can enjoy the benefits for several months prior to wanting to consider a second procedure. Patients may also receive additional benefits from BOTOX at DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics, including:

  • Quick procedures: BOTOX appointments typically take as few as 10 minutes.
  • No downtime or recovery: Due to its minimally invasive nature, you can resume your normal activities after appointments.
  • Minor pain: BOTOX treatments use a very fine needle, so that the procedures should feel only like a small pinch of the skin.
  • Easy maintenance: If you desire to keep your appearance long term, follow-up appointments are brief and doable for everyday schedules.

Are Botox injections right for me?

To reduce and soften wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on your upper face, BOTOX injections can help you achieve smoother skin without having to undergo surgery. BOTOX is also used as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even for younger patients. Keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. If you have obvious forehead lines or parallel lines between the brows, BOTOX is a great noninvasive treatment. It's also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you experience deeper lines, we may recommend a combination of BOTOX and a dermal filler. Also, for patients over the age of 50 who have sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, a facelift might offer more dramatic, longer-lasting results. DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers various facelifts, blepharoplasties, and brow lifts as effective options.

How is botox performed?

At DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA, we conveniently perform BOTOX injections as an outpatient procedure. During your first visit, we generally administer BOTOX within the same day as your consultation. In the procedure room, we ask patients to make several facial expressions using the upper face, like squinting and frowning. This helps us visualize where we need to place the injections. Before the treatment, we clean your skin and administer BOTOX with a fine needle. Next, we will apply a cold compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Also, patients can request a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is not needed. Typically, BOTOX injections take about 10 – 15 minutes, then you may resume your usual routine almost immediately.

What can I expect after BOTOX injections?

Following your BOTOX injection, you can resume your typical routine, although you should avoid strenuous activities for at least 24 hours. We ask patients to sleep upright for the first night and to avoid touching their face, which may accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of the face may become bruised, swollen, or red for a few days, but you should not develop any serious or lasting side effects. In the majority of cases, it often takes around 5 – 7 days before patients can fully see the results of BOTOX. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. To extend your results, patients can talk to their BOTOX injector about how often to make follow-up appointments at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.

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How many BOTOX treatments will I likely need?

The number of BOTOX treatments provided will vary based on personal goals and the extent of your lines. Dr. DeRosa can suggest the appropriate number of BOTOX injections based on your desired aesthetic goals and whether you want to treat the Crow's feet, forehead, or between the eyes. To maintain your cosmetic results, our practitioners could suggest getting BOTOX procedures every few months at The DeRosa Center.

Can BOTOX be paired with additional cosmetic treatments?

BOTOX procedures often pair well with additional nonsurgical solutions at The DeRosa Center for women and men who wish to minimize signs of aging. If you have deeper and more extensive lines, our professionals may recommend administering dermal filler for smoother outcomes. To further improve a youthful glow, Dr. DeRosa can discuss additional complementary services, like facials or PRP with microneedling.

Is there a comparable aesthetic injectable option?

BOTOX is a certain type of wrinkle reducer that thrives among a myriad of other comparable solutions, like Jeuveau™, XEOMIN®, and Dysport®. All of these wrinkle-reducing options are made from botulinum toxin type A, but they are each formulated a little differently to address specific challenges.

Is there a variation among fillers and wrinkle relaxers?

Though wrinkle reducers, such as BOTOX Cosmetic, are utilized to minimize fine creases by temporarily blocking your muscle engagement, dermal fillers are a different collection of aesthetic solutions that improve facial volume. Fillers are designed to plump sunken areas and reduce static wrinkles. Dr. DeRosa can determine if you may benefit from a filler (such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®) to further enhance your BOTOX outcomes.

What Happens if I Lay Down on my Face After BOTOX® Injections?

All patients should avoid laying down flat on their face after BOTOX® Injections. Doing so could result in BOTOX injections migrating into the wrong areas, creating an unattractive or unnatural look. You should also avoid pressing on the treatment areas with your hands.

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Just Express Yourself

With BOTOX, you can smile, frown, laugh, and make any expression you want without getting fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to BOTOX injectable treatments. To prevent and smooth lines across the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled doctors in Boston, MA to discover more about this revolutionary, nonsurgical injectable.

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