BOTOX

Luckily, cosmetic treatments now exist that can soften specific facial muscles to promote a youthful appearance. At Face Forward Medical Aesthetics in Lexington MA, we use BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin to relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a refreshed, radiant appearance, and preventing the progression of wrinkle formation down the line.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable agent that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. While the treatment may seem simple, it’s important that you choose credentialed providers that ensure natural-looking results as well as your safety. Thanks to our skilled, precision-minded Nurse Practitioners, Face Forward Medical Aesthetics has developed a reputation for delivering among the best BOTOX Lexington, MA can lay claim to.

Is BOTOX the Only Neurotoxin?

No, other formulations include:

  • Xeomin (incobotulinum toxin A)
  • Dysport (abobotulinum toxin A)

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How Does BOTOX Work?

Emotional facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, and frowning create furrows or wrinkles in the skin over time. But a muscle can only contract when a nerve signal reaches that muscle. BOTOX works to temporarily block the nerve signals, preventing contraction of the specific targeted muscles. Once the tiny facial muscles are relaxed, the skin smooths out and the countenance assumes a more youthful, rested look.

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I’ve Heard…

Misconceptions about BOTOX are common and include the myths that BOTOX is “toxic”, that BOTOX can be absorbed into the bloodstream, or that BOTOX gives the face a “frozen” look. On the contrary, when injected by a licensed, experienced provider, BOTOX results can be subtle, organic-looking, and elegant. Additionally, BOTOX has a long history with a safe track record.

It does not build up in the body over time and is not the same as Botulism (food poisoning). If you have other concerns, Jill Canes would be happy to discuss them with you during your consultation. For more reading, a great article was featured in the New York Times about BOTOX applications in the brows and around the eyes.

What are the Benefits of BOTOX?

  • Natural-looking results
  • Safe, non-surgical
  • FDA-approved
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Quick results, typically within 48 hours
  • Prevention of new wrinkles
  • Softening of existing wrinkles
  • No downtime

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BOTOX at Face Forward Medical Aesthetics

At Face Forward Medical Aesthetics in Lexington, MA, we believe that the best results are achieved when a true partnership forms. As part of your consultation, Jill Canes will listen to your concerns, discover what you perceive to be problem areas, and explain the most effective and realistic anti-aging treatment options for you. If you are new to aesthetics, we can offer suggestions to fit any budget.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

Multiple small injections of BOTOX are delivered directly into the targeted muscles using a fine needle. BOTOX can address wrinkles, forehead lines (frown lines), eleven lines (between your eyes, also called glabellar lines), crow’s feet, wrinkles around the upper lip, and bunny lines (wrinkles on the upper nose). Most describe the treatment as ‘slightly uncomfortable’ and the procedure lasts less than 10 minutes.

When Can I Expect Results?

Some people may begin to notice results within 24-48 hours. The full effect may be realized within 1-2 weeks, with a visible smoothing of wrinkles in problem areas. Results can last up to 4 months.

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FAQ

Does BOTOX have side effects?

What is the downtime?

Is BOTOX used for anything else?

Is BOTOX only for women?

Does BOTOX have side effects?

The majority of clients experience no pain or side effects. A small number get a minor headache after the treatment, typically eased with a mild painkiller. You may experience some redness or swelling and in some cases some slight temporary bruising. Avoiding alcohol and/or NSAIDs 24 hours prior to your procedure can decrease your chances of experiencing these effects. Remaining upright for 4 hours following injections is advised.

What is the downtime?

There is no downtime after BOTOX treatment.

Is BOTOX used for anything else?

Yes, BOTOX is used for excessive underarm sweating, called hyperhidrosis.

Is BOTOX only for women?

No! BOTOX is becoming increasingly popular for men and is FDA-approved to treat all appropriate adults. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet, 17.5% and about 12%, respectively, of patients treated with BOTOX Cosmetic were men. At Face Forward Medical Aesthetics in Lexington, MA, we offer many other aesthetic treatments specifically geared towards men, including dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, peels, RF microneedling, and more!

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