What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that has been used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for many years. Its formula is derived from a neurotoxin that is produced by the bacterium known as botulinum toxin. This is a muscle-relaxing drug that helps smooth and soften dynamic wrinkles. It temporarily paralyzes the underlying facial muscles to diminish unwanted lines and wrinkles along the forehead, between the brows, and around the corners of the eyes. Our skin care professionals are highly trained and seasoned injectors who have helped countless men and women achieve natural, youthful results. To learn more about BOTOX and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call Clearview Dermatology to book a consultation.
What Are The Benefits Of BOTOX?
Both men and women can achieve dramatic aesthetic improvements from BOTOX treatments at Clearview Dermatology with benefits that include:
- Dramatically reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and lines
- Achieving a refreshed, more youthful look
- Preventing the formation of new wrinkles and lines
- Pairing well with other aesthetic treatments
- Treatments are quick and easy
- No downtime or recovery period
- Less expensive than plastic surgery procedures
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who is An ideal Candidate For BOTOX?
Ideal candidates for BOTOX treatments include women and men who:
- Are in good overall health
- Have moderate to severe facial wrinkles
- Have wrinkles and fine lines located on the forehead, around the eyes, or neck
- Are not pregnant or nursing
- Are at least 18 years old
- Are not allergic to any ingredient in BOTOX or botulinum toxin products
- Have realistic expectations of results
How is BOTOX administered?
Prior to your treatment, a thorough consultation will be performed to determine if BOTOX is the right solution for you and your unique concerns. Individuals who are allergic to botulinum toxin, pregnant, or breastfeeding are not good candidates for BOTOX. To start your session, we'll have you make a series of facial expressions and mark the spots where the product will be placed. Once the injection spots are determined, the product will be administered and lightly massaged into the skin for even distribution. After your session is complete, you will be free to get back to your day without any downtime.
What to Expect After Your BOTOX Session
Immediately following your BOTOX session, your injection sites might be tender and red. This is a standard, minor skin reaction that will quickly reside in the hours following the session. You will enjoy immediate results, noting smoother, tauter, and more supple skin.
You should avoid physical activity for 24 hours following your session so as not to disrupt or shift the product prior to its absorption. Follow the aftercare instructions provided by the Clearview Dermatology team to protect your results. You may need to return for touch-up sessions three to four months after your session.
Is BOTOX safe?
With an FDA-approved solution, BOTOX is safe and effective for treating fine lines and wrinkles. However, it is important to receive BOTOX treatments from a skilled and licensed professional, such as our team at Clearview Dermatology. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may not be able to receive BOTOX.
Are follow-up treatments necessary for BOTOX?
Since BOTOX is not a permanent solution for facial wrinkles, follow-up treatments are typically recommended every 6 – 12 weeks. Our team at Clearview Dermatology can work with you to curate an effective treatment plan that best fits your unique needs and goals. We can also recommend add-on treatments to further enhance your outcome.
How do I know if I am a candidate for BOTOX?
Ideal candidates for BOTOX are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the hassle or downtime of a surgical procedure. In most cases, BOTOX is utilized on the forehead and Crow's feet in order to create a smoother appearance. During a thorough consultation at our state-of-the-art facility, our team can determine whether you would benefit from BOTOX or other treatments.
How many treatments will I likely need?
The number of BOTOX treatments administered will differ based on individual goals and the severity and depth of your wrinkles. Dr. Franks will recommend the correct number of BOTOX injections based on your targeted treatment outcomes and whether you prefer to treat the Crow's feet, brow area, or forehead. To prolong your cosmetic results, our experts might recommend having BOTOX services every few months at Clearview Dermatology.
Can BOTOX be paired with additional nonsurgical services?
BOTOX treatment typically pairs well with other nonsurgical services at Clearview Dermatology for individuals who would like to target aging concerns. If you notice deeper and more severe creases and wrinkles, our experts might recommend incorporating a filler to help you achieve your smoothest outcomes. To further maximize your younger-looking radiant glow, Dr. Franks could discuss other complementary services, including facials or microneedling.
Are there comparable aesthetic injections?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a certain formulation of wrinkle relaxer that thrives among a myriad of other comparable solutions, such as Dysport®, Jeuveau™, and XEOMIN®. All of these wrinkle relaxer options contain botulinum toxin type A; however, each one is formulated uniquely to meet specific problems.
Soften Dynamic Wrinkles
Are you tired of looking in the mirror and having those unwanted facial wrinkles staring back at you? With BOTOX, you can kiss those unsightly lines goodbye and soften your complexion without having to undergo cosmetic surgery. Call Clearview Dermatology in Leominster, Gardner, or Hudson, MA to sit down with one of our skilled dermatologists today. We'll be happy to help you attain that youthful look you've been dreaming of.