Who performs Botox injections in Boston?
Are you fed up of seeing the stubborn fine lines and wrinkles on your face everytime you look in the mirror? You may be wondering if Botox injections can help to transform your aging complexion. If you have never had Botox treatment before, you probably have lots of questions, including “who performs Botox injections in Boston?”
Choosing the right person to perform your Botox injections is difficult, after all, they will be injecting a neurotoxin into your facial muscles to paralyze them! Who can you trust to administer that tiny needle? Will they have the knowledge and experience to inject the right amount of Botox in the right areas? These are important questions that you should consider when choosing your Botox treatment provider.
As Botox has boomed to become the most popular cosmetic treatment in the US, more and more professionals are offering it. Professionals who have trained in the art of administering Botox include, physicians, nurses, plastic surgeons, estheticians and physician assistants.
There are lots of reasons why having your Botox procedure performed by a board-certified physician is preferable. A highly skilled and experienced doctor will have extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and know the importance of accurate Botox placement to achieve amazing results.
At Evolution MedSpa Boston, all cosmetic procedures are performed by our board certified, Harvard trained doctors, giving you the reassurance of excellent results and the safest possible care.
What is Botox made of and how does Botox work?
Botox is an injectable solution, containing the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A, or to use its scientific, non-branded name, onabotulinumtoxinA. Botulinum toxin type A is a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria that causes botulism, Clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin is present in extremely small doses in Botox injections, in a highly purified and sterile form. In fact, one gram of this purified neurotoxin is enough to supply the entire world with Botox for a year!
Botox works by decreasing the movement of your facial muscles. To be more specific, the botulinum toxin in Botox injections prevents the contraction of specific facial muscles by blocking the release of acetylcholine. This is a type of chemical called a neurotransmitter, which relays signals between nerve cells and other cells, such as muscle cells.
Repeated movement of our muscles as we make facial expressions leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles over time. Therefore, restricting, or completely paralysing muscle movement, helps to smooth out these troublesome lines.
Who can get Botox injections?
You should only consider having Botox injections if you are at least 18 years old and are in generally good health.
Botox is not suitable for certain patients, including those who:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have a neuromuscular disease, such as myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis
- Have skin problems or an active infection near the treatment areas
- Have weakness of the facial muscles
- Have drooping eyelids (ptosis) or deep facial scarring
The person who is best qualified to assess your suitability for Botox treatment is your doctor. At your initial consultation, he or she will take a detailed medical history, including information of any preexisting health conditions and prescribed medications. You will then work together, with your treatment goals in mind, to formulate a personalised treatment plan just for you!
What areas of the face can Botox be used on?
Botox can be injected into various areas of the face, with amazing results. The most popular areas for Botox treatment are across the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes to target laughter lines or ‘crow’s feet’. However, Botox can also be used on other parts of your face, including your neck, chin and jawline to add definition, around your mouth to smooth out stubborn smile lines and Marionette lines and around your nose to reduce the appearance of bunny lines.
Some of these areas are very delicate, so it is vital that you consult with a highly skilled doctor, with the knowledge to offer you amazing results.
As well as its use in the cosmetic industry, Botox can help to treat a number of medical conditions, including hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, chronic migraine, an overactive bladder and cervical dystonia, or neck spasms.
How long does it take for Botox to work?
Of course, after your Botox treatment, you will be eager to see your results. While this is entirely understandable, it is important not to get ahead of yourself as you will have to wait it out for a short while. The effects of Botox are not immediate as it takes time for your body to start responding to the effects of the botulinum toxin.
Most patients begin to notice some effects around 5 days after having their injections. However, it will take up to 2 weeks to see the optimal results. If you are planning to have your Botox injections before a big occasion, such as a wedding, as many people do, then be sure to schedule your treatment for 2 weeks before the big event. If your facial wrinkles are particularly deep, then it may take several treatment sessions to achieve visible results.
The results of Botox are not permanent and its effects will gradually wear off. The longevity of Botox results varies greatly from patient to patient. Typically, Botox results last for between 4 and 6 months. Be sure to schedule routine maintenance appointments to keep your skin looking smooth and fresh all year round!
Schedule an initial consultation for Botox treatment at a top Boston Medical Spa today
Schedule a consultation appointment at Evolution MedSpa Boston today to find out if Botox is right for you. Boston’s leading cosmetic specialists, Dr. Eric Cappiello and Dr. Mariam Cappiello can help to smooth out your complexion, knocking years off your face.