Vitality MedSpa is the premiere spot for Botox North of Boston. Our expert injector will listen to your aesthetic goals and ensure that you get customized results without being overdone. From “baby Botox” to full face and neck Botox rejuvenation, we can help!
What is Botox®? Botox Cosmetic is a FDA approved medicine that causes facial muscles to contract, temporarily improving the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. The treatment requires no downtime and results in very little discomfort, making it one of the top cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation.
Why is Botox® so popular? This injectable is used to treat a variety of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, most often the following:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (11’s)
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Bunny lines on either side of the nose
- Neck lines or bands
Unlike injectable fillers, which restore volume by “filling in” facial lines and creases, Botox® works as a neuromodulator, meaning that it relaxes the muscles that form your everyday expressions. When you smile, frown, laugh, or look concerned or worried, the underlying facial muscles contract; over time, the lines and creases that result from these expressions become permanent.
Because Botox® relaxes the expression muscles responsible for wrinkles, it not only corrects current lines but also helps prevent future ones from forming. This makes Botox a great preventative treatment for aging.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR BOTOX® PROCEDURE
In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months. It is also common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last longer after the second treatment.
Our expert injector uses ultrafine needles when administering Botox® injections, which helps limit pain or discomfort, and you can see noticeable results anywhere from 4-7 seven days after treatment. Since the procedure is fast (typically between 20-30 minutes) and requires no downtime, you can expect little to no interruption to your day.
There are few if any side effects and they usually subside in as little as 1-2 days. You could experience mild bruising, swelling, redness, soreness, and a mild headache. Within 4-7 days after your Botox® injection, you’ll begin to look more youthful and rejuvenated. What’s more, Botox® is so versatile that it can also soften a wide, square jawline and correct excessive sweating, migraines, and various muscle spasms.
Despite the fact that Botox® doesn’t work like a filler, you may find that a combination of Botox® and fillers could enhance your look! Talk to our expert injector about this and see how a combination of Botox and Juvederm can work for you.