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    Botox in Boston

    With our Boston Botox treatments, you can dramatically enhance your appearance and look years younger in a matter of minutes.

    Just one Botox treatment can give you smoother-looking skin and a more refreshed appearance without downtime. As the most popular nonsurgical treatment in the country, Botox is no exception, it's one of the most popular ways men and women soften wrinkles and look rejuvenated and alert.

    Botox for Wrinkle Prevention

    At Boston Medical Aesthetics, we regularly treat people in their 20s and 30s who come to us for preventative Botox. Using Botox to prevent wrinkles is common among those who are starting to see the first signs of aging - such as minor facial expression lines that don't go away when you stop squinting the eyes or furrowing or raising the brow area.

    These wrinkles, called dynamic wrinkles, often first appear as fine lines around the eyes, between the eyebrows, or on the forehead. Dynamic wrinkles form when you smile, squint, or frown and they get deeper over time with ongoing muscle activation. By injecting BOTOX into areas of the face where wrinkles are starting to develop, you relax the muscles and prevent the movements that etch lines into the skin. This prevents early-stage wrinkles from becoming more pronounced (and more difficult to treat). Regular Botox injections can therefore not only soften existing wrinkles, they can keep new ones from forming. If you'd like to find out if you'd be a good candidate for preventative Botox Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Canesi, can address that during a complimentary consultation at our med spa. Give us a call!

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    About Botox

    Botox is a purified protein that has been used therapeutically for over 15 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. Since 2002, it has been FDA-approved for cosmetic treatments and is most often used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

    Botox is a type of neuromodulator, which means that it relaxes the muscles responsible for wrinkles. When injected into the appropriate locations, Botox temporarily prevents the nerves from communicating. By blocking this communication, the wrinkle-causing muscles soften rather than contract. This results in smoother, tighter, wrinkle-free skin.

    Your Botox Treatment

    For those looking to noticeably reduce wrinkles with Botox Boston board-certified nurse practitioner, Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC, is exceptionally skilled in cosmetic injectables and has been working full time in facial aesthetics for 7 years. Her experience, skill, and artistry will ensure you look natural - never overdone. Your Botox treatment is performed in our office without anesthesia. Botox injections take only a few minutes and can be done during your lunch hour with no disruption to your normal day.

    Before your procedure, ice is used to numb the treatment area so that your procedure is as comfortable as possible. A topical numbing cream is also available for those who want it. Once the area is prepped, Botox is carefully injected using very thin needles. The amount of Botox used will depend on the level of correction needed and your cosmetic goals. The injection process takes only a few minutes and most people find it very comfortable.

    After treatment, you may notice some slight redness, bruising, or swelling where Botox was injected. These side effects are usually mild and go away in a few days. Botox starts working immediately, but you won't see the final results from your treatment for about 1 to 2 weeks. The effects of Botox can last between 3 to 6 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.

    Benefits of Botox

    In addition to correcting visible wrinkles, many patients use Botox to avoid the formation of wrinkles. Botox works as both a treatment and a preventive procedure.

    Botox is so effective because it works on the root of the cause of wrinkles: the muscles. Worry lines, laugh lines, crow's feet and lip lines are caused by repeated facial movements and can be improved with Botox injections. When you visit Boston Medical Aesthetics for your Botox treatment, you'll enjoy:

    • Younger-looking skin
    • A more refreshed appearance
    • Quick, discreet treatments
    • No downtime or recovery
    • Minimal side effects
    • A "lifted" look to the brows

    Who Can Get Botox?

    For even more complete results, Botox can be combined with volumizing cosmetic injectables called dermal fillers. Combining Botox with fillers is a great way to address multiple signs of aging (such as wrinkles and volume loss) without surgery.

    Additional skin rejuvenation treatments may also be beneficial and will provide more dramatic results. Botox is a great option for men and women who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and look younger and more rejuvenated. Botox is particularly beneficial for people who want to:

    • Minimize the look of furrow lines on the forehead
    • Improve the appearance of wrinkles between the brows
    • Soften crow's feet around the eyes
    • Get rid of "bunny lines" (lines at the bridge of the nose)
    • Lift the brows without surgery
    • Correct a gummy smile
    • Reduce the look of vertical neck lines or neck bands
    • Lift the corners of the mouth
    • Treat excessive sweating of the underarms
    • Slim and contour the jawline
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    Are There Risks with Botox?

    Botox has been used successfully for decades and is very safe when administered by a skilled medical specialist like the injectors at Boston Medical Aesthetics. While rare, there are serious side effects that can occur, mostly due to improper application or the unintended spread of the serum to other muscle groups.

    Risks can include:

    • Allergic reaction
    • Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
    • Numbness
    • Tingling sensation
    • Dry skin or redness
    • Headache
    • Flu-like symptoms

    When experienced, these symptoms generally last up to two days before subsiding on their own. There are some serious (but unlikely) side effects, including:

    • Dizziness
    • Muscle weakness
    • Vision changes
    • Facial paralysis
    • Difficulty speaking or swallowing
    • Hoarseness
    • Muscle spasms
    • Trouble breathing

    If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately if your life is in danger. Otherwise, call BMA directly to help you address these side effects.

    What To Expect In Your Consultation

    Your specialist at Boston Medical Aesthetics has been extensively trained and has years of experience in administering Botox injections. We also put a high value on having team members who are caring and compassionate in addition to being highly skilled.

    During your consultation, your provider will get to know you and listen carefully as you describe your concerns with your facial appearance. Together, you and your cosmetic care expert will determine if Botox is the best fit for your needs and then design a treatment plan.

    There are some conditions or medications that can make getting Botox injections less safe, so make sure to tell your provider if you have had Botox injections in the last four months or take medications like:

    • Blood thinners
    • Allergy medications
    • Muscle relaxants
    • Sleep aids

    Botox also should not be used if you have a history of allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in the injection or are pregnant or nursing. We want you to look your absolute best, but keeping you safe and healthy is our highest priority.

    Get Younger Looking Skin Now

    If you'd like to find out more about Botox Boston Medical Aesthetics, our med spa in Boston, offers complimentary consultations. Please call 617-546-2194 to schedule yours today. You can also book your appointment online today.

    Boston Medical Aesthetics offers complimentary, no-pressure consultations. Book your appointment online to experience the best medspa experience Boston has to offer today.

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