One of the best known cosmetic injectables is Botox®. It was the first cosmetic injectable to be FDA-approved for frown line treatment over 20 years ago. Over the years, Botox has been found to be effective for treating more than just frown lines on the brow. It can be useful for multiple cosmetic procedures to improve the aesthetics of the face. At Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA, we offer expertly placed Botox injections for phenomenal results for our patients.
Botox injections are a filtered strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that work as neuromodulators to depress muscle movement. The targeted muscles are relaxed and temporarily restricted in movement, which can have cosmetic benefits. Dynamic lines and wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement can be softened or eliminated temporarily. Some of the common areas include:
- Frown lines (11s) between the eyebrows
- Worry lines – the horizontal lines on the forehead
- Crow’s feet on the outside of the eyes
Botox treatment can also be used for other areas of the face to achieve aesthetic changes. Botox can be used to reduce bunny lines on the nose, chin dimpling, a gummy smile and other uses. However, it is crucial to have a highly experienced medical professional perform your Botox treatments to get the best results.
Quick and Effective Wrinkle Treatment
Botox injections can be performed in as little as 10-15 minutes, and there is no downtime required after your procedure. Dr. Del Vecchio can often perform Botox injections after initial consultations without requiring a second appointment. There can be slight swelling or bruising from the injections, but most people have no other side effects.
Botox requires up to a week to begin fully working to relax the targeted muscles. The effects are temporary, lasting about 3-4 months before the injections need to be repeated. Not only are Botox injections used to treat lines and wrinkles, but many of our younger patients enjoy the benefit of preventing more pronounced dynamic lines with Botox treatment.
To learn more about Botox injections and our many other cosmetic treatments and procedures, come see us at Back Bay Plastic Surgery. Contact our office in Boston, MA, to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio.