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Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Skin & Laser Center

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Our plastic surgeon offers a selection of state-of-the-art cosmetic injectables to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to achieve a more youthful appearance. Men or women 18 to 65 years of age who are concerned about the appearance of dynamic wrinkles may be a good candidate for BOTOX®  Cosmetic, one of our most popular injectables. In addition to its ability to enhance the facial aesthetic, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a good solution for those who wish to avoid surgery.

At our New England practice, your safety and results are our highest priorities. Both Dr. Zeff, Heather Galinha, RN, and Cindy Wrocklage, RN, have received specialized training in administering cosmetic injectables. They can determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic or another option is the right treatment for you after an initial consultation.

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium. The injections are administered in particular areas of the face where hyper-functional muscles cause facial lines to form, thereby relaxing these muscles and smoothing the lines.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple treatment that can relax lines for up to six months. Our patients report significant improvement in the appearance of bothersome expression lines, such as the creases between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet around the eyes. For many patients, BOTOX® Cosmetic is as important for prevention of lines as it is for facial rejuvenation therapy.

What Does the BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Involve? 

Similar to the injection process we use for Jeuveau™ and other solutions, the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment typically begins with the use of a topical anesthetic or cold compress to ease discomfort. From there, your provider will gently administer the injection(s) into the treatment area with a very fine needle.

Discomfort related to BOTOX® Cosmetic injections is generally minimal, and no anesthesia is usually needed. Moreover, the procedure generally takes about 10 minutes, and most people return directly to work afterward.

Are There Side Effects to BOTOX® Cosmetic®?

Although there are a number of possible side effects, they are rare and unusual, and they are best discussed with our expert injectors during a BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation. That said, potential adverse reactions to BOTOX® Cosmetic include soreness, redness, bruising, bleeding, and nausea. These effects typically fade within a few days or can be managed with medication or ice packs.

How Long Do BOTOX® Cosmetic Results Last?

BOTOX® injection results generally last three to six months. Results usually begin to appear in a few days, and the treatment should reach its fullest effect in about a week. Dr. Zeff advises patients to come in for follow-up injections every few months to maintain the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Complementary Procedures to BOTOX® Cosmetic

Our patients frequently combine BOTOX® Cosmetic with other non-surgical treatments for a comprehensive “medical spa” experience. Depending on your unique cosmetic goals, you may choose to incorporate a laser procedure – such as laser skin resurfacing – into your care. Alternatively, you may wish to firm and tone your skin with Renuvion® skin tightening.

What Is the Cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

At our practice, the cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic decreases as the number of units increases. The amount required varies with the number of areas and the individual’s response to the injections. The starting price for BOTOX® Cosmetic is $14.00 per unit, but the precise cost will depend on the number of injections administered, the areas being treated, the addition of complementary procedures, and more. We will provide you with a quote for your care during your consultation.

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Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment or for questions you may have about BOTOX® Cosmetic.

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