If you feel increasingly bothered by the emergence of lines and wrinkles throughout the upper portion of your face, double board-certified physician Dr. Guy Navarra at Titan Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer BOTOX, and other type of neurotoxins like Dysport or Jeuveau, to men and women throughout Newburyport, North Shore, MA. This non-surgical injectable treatment provides gorgeous results and is incredibly popular among patients throughout a number of age groups as both a preventive measure and method for improvement. The most well-known of all wrinkle relaxer products, BOTOX addresses lines that form when the upper forehead muscles contract as a result of making expressions. When these muscles are relaxed, static wrinkles are less present, but dynamic folds may still remain. The formula is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movement of your forehead. To take effect, BOTOX is carefully injected throughout the targeted area, which is typically between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and along the forehead.
BOTOX injections are ideal for patients who wish to non-surgically smooth out the appearance of lines throughout their upper face. It also can be used as a preventive anti-aging treatment if you're in your 30's. This popular injectable is a great noninvasive solution for those who have forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows. The advanced formula can also address the lines that form around the eyes, called Crow's feet. If you have more severe and deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended along with your BOTOX treatment. Ideal candidates for BOTOX are those who are insecure with the lines and wrinkles across the upper portion of their face and are seeking a non-surgical solution that requires no downtime.
BOTOX injections are done as an outpatient service at Titan Medical Aesthetics. If this is your first time to visit our Newburyport, North Shore, MA office for BOTOX, we typically perform the treatment on the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Navarra. You will be asked to make several expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us determine where the injections should be placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed by a cool compress to help minimize tenderness and bruising. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but this usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments can take around 10 – 15 minutes to complete, and you will be allowed to return to your usual activities as soon as you feel able.
What to Expect
Following your injectable treatment, you can resume your normal activities, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep upright for at least one night. It's important to avoid touching your face because this could potentially spread the BOTOX to undesired areas of the face. The treated sections may appear slightly swollen, bruised, or red for a few days, but you should not experience any lasting or serious side effects. In most cases, it takes around one week before the final results of your treatment are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months, depending on how quickly your body breaks up the hyaluronic acid. You can ask your BOTOX injector about the right time to schedule your touch-up appointments at Titan Medical Aesthetics to maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BOTOX cost?
Your cost for a BOTOX treatment will depend on the amount of product that is needed to achieve your unique goals. During your consultation, Dr. Navarra will create your customized treatment plan. Once this has been decided, he or a member of his team will be able to discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces beautiful results when injected by an experienced, board-certified physician like Dr. Navarra. However, this treatment also could be dangerous if done by someone who lacks training. For your own safety, you should avoid any place that is advertising off-brand or suspiciously cheap injections. If you'd like to save money, ask for more information about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which allows you to earn points for BOTOX treatments and other Allergan products.
How long will my results last?
The results from your BOTOX treatment should be visible for as long as four months. Usually, patients schedule an appointment every quarter of the year to refresh their results, but you can come back earlier if you'd like. If you're using BOTOX as a preventive measure, you may schedule your appointments further apart. After hearing your concerns and creating your personalized BOTOX plan, Dr. Navarra will be better able to recommend the time of your next visit.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (including Restylane and Juvéderm) are both popular cosmetic procedures that decrease wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing the overused muscles in your face that create wrinkles, such as frown lines (which appear between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Wrinkle fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve the appearance of wrinkles on the surface.
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport are all injectable wrinkle treatments that contain botulinum toxin. All three relax the treated muscles to smooth wrinkles; however, each brand is created to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the recommended dosage, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is administered correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it's still very important to find someone with experience injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Navarra. Too much of the product can lead to poor results. An experienced, board-certified physician will apply the right dose to safely relax the facial muscles without affecting nearby areas. Quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, BOTOX is considered safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Along with its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be employed as a solution for medical conditions like excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
Express Yourself FREELY
If you've struggled with having lines on your face and are looking for an effective solution to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance, consider receiving high-quality BOTOX treatments at Titan Medical Aesthetics. With BOTOX, you can frown, laugh, smile, and make any other face you want without creating wrinkles along the upper portion of your face. To smooth and prevent lines throughout the forehead, we invite you to schedule a consultation with double board-certified physician Dr. Guy Navarra in Newburyport, North Shore, MA. Call our medical spa practice to learn more about this amazing non-surgical injectable.