Will BOTOX get rid of deep wrinkles?
Our BOTOX treatments can reduce the depth of deep wrinkles, but this may take more than one treatment to achieve the desired look that you want. The doctor can prescribe a course of treatment for you once the consultation is done, determining how many injections would be needed and how many treatments might be needed to address deeper lines and wrinkles.
What happens when BOTOX wears off?
When the BOTOX wears off, the muscle will gradually reactivate and begin its normal activities of contracting as you go about your regular routines. This will lead to the gradual redevelopment of the lines or wrinkles. In some cases, these will come back with less severity than before treatment. If this is concerning to you, then definitely schedule a consultation to look into re-treating the areas of concern.
How much research has gone into BOTOX?
In the 1950s and 60's research developed around the beneficial aspects of what later became known as BOTOX. Scientists were able to purify the botulinum toxin type A into a crystalline form and then test its efficacy on blocking muscle contractions in medical applications. Research carried on through the '80s noting that during treatment of a condition that causes muscle spasms in the eyelids that there was a noticeable reduction of frown lines around the eye where the injections were done. This was a revelation to the cosmetic industry and led to more research specifically for use as a cosmetic treatment. In 2002 BOTOX got its US government approval as an effective cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
Will my face look overdone or frozen?
You will notice less movement in the area of the injections, but this is due to the BOTOX doing its job of relaxing the muscle. Through professional BOTOX treatment, you are guaranteed high-quality BOTOX from the manufacturer, Allergan, and nothing else. The premium neuromodulator developed by Allegan has been a trusted anti-aging injectable for years. When combined with the skilled application of our BOTOX injections, you can have the fresh, youthful look you want with minimal discomfort.
Does the treatment hurt?
There may be some discomfort with the injection. The needle used is very small, so you should only feel a slight pinch and a stinging sensation at the time of injection. If this is a concern for you, talk to us so we can numb the injection site with an ice pack or using a topical analgesic before treatment.
How many injections will I receive?
The number of injections is based on the depth of the lines or wrinkles you would like to treat. The doctor will be able to ascertain the number of injections that will be required to achieve the look you want during the consultation process. From that, he will be able to prescribe the best course of treatment that will be needed for you to achieve the brighter youthful look you desire.
What are the common side effects?
Some of the common side effects of BOTOX injections are:
- Slight swelling at the injection site
- A mild headache after treatment
- Some minor redness or blotchy look to your skin after injections that should subside overnight
- Some bruising depending on how sensitive your skin is
BOTOX is a safe treatment for mature, healthy individuals who want to reduce the look of visible fine lines and wrinkles with a quick, noninvasive procedure. Treatments of Botox in Boston are an easy way to achieve a fresher brighter youthful appearance that makes you feel younger and happier. Book your consultation with Montilla Plastic Surgery today to explore our array of anti-aging treatments, including BOTOX injections.
Can BOTOX be paired with other treatments?
Can BOTOX lift eyebrows?
Yes, BOTOX can be applied around the eyebrows, lifting the muscles to elevate the eyebrows and make the patient’s eyes more youthful and open-looking.
Is 50 too late for BOTOX?
BOTOX can be used successfully for patients in their 50s. More severe wrinkles and creases may require dermal fillers to smooth and plump the skin.